Healthcare Vertical Integration and HME

What is vertical integration and how could it impact HME providers? Payer relations expert Laura Williard discusses the trend and the strategies being developed for dealing with it.

“Vertical integration” is a term that gets tossed around in healthcare, but what does it mean for the home medical equipment industry, and what should providers know about the trend?

In the latest episode of the HME Business Podcast, Laura Williard, vice president of Payer Relations for the American Association for Homecare, explains the trend and how it might impact the industry and outlines strategies for how the industry and providers can operate in such a healthcare marketplace.

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In the previous episode of the HME Business Podcast, Kim Brummett, vice president of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare, took some time after the update to break down the possibilities with Round 2024 so that HMEB readers have a solid idea of the ways the next round might unfold.

The HMEB Podcast examines essential news, trends, and developments and interviews industry experts to find out how HME provider owners and operators can run efficient, profitable, and growing businesses with an eye on patient care. Make sure to subscribe on Apple PodcastStitcher, or Google Podcasts, and start listening today!

About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher HME Business, DME Pharmacy and Mobility Management magazines. He was Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy from 2008 to 2023. Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dkopf/ and on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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