Business Management


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NavCare Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Tim Paden, a family medicine doctor in Arkansas, will provide strategic guidance and oversight to chronic care management service provider’s clinical team.

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New PlayMaker Health Report Details Hospice and Home Health Market Trends

The Q3 2019 report finds that the median length of stay for hospice patients is 16 days, while 60 percent of home health referrals come from community sources.

COVID-19 Protocols, Practices Quickly Emerging in HME Industry

Across the country, providers of varying care categories and business models are developing best practices and common protocols for sales, patient visits, deliveries, telehealth, referrals relations and operations, according to survey interviews.

Medtrade Calls For Presentation Proposals Ahead of Planned November Conference

HME experts and speakers can submit presentations, particularly for town hall/panel-style sessions, through May 1.

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Adds Wayne van Halem to Board

The HME regulatory expert will join the nonprofit organization, which provides millions of dollars in DME supplies to people with disabilities.

Taking Leadership During COVID-19

Cape Medical Supply's Gary Sheehan discusses how his HME provider business has prepared for COVID-19 in terms of staff protection, patient care, teleworking, management and operations.

Editor's Note

Coping With COVID-19

As the country stays at home and engages in social distancing, the HME industry starts shaping its response to a pandemic that threatens many vulnerable patient groups.

COVID-19 Response: AAHomecare Asks CMS to Change Key Policies

In order to help HME providers better serve patients during pandemic, industry association asks agency to change coverage and documentation requirements. At the top of the list: a requirement waiver for respiratory equipment and a one year competitive bidding delay.

VGM Pushes for Better Provider Access to PPEs

As state governments call on Trump Administration to release Federal supplies of PPEs and other medical resources, VGM calls on HME stakeholders to push for priority access in order to help contain COVID-19.

March 20 Webinar Focuses on HME During COVID-19

A joint webinar from AAHomecare, VGM and Team@Work will cover how providers can approach various aspects of their businesses during COVID-19.



HME Starts to Feel the Impact of COVID-19

As the world responds to the pandemic, HME organizations begin postponing events, AAHomecare seeks further guidance from CMS, and providers consider how to help protect vulnerable patients.

NEMEP Annual Meeting Postponed Over Coronavirus Concerns

Organizers are planning a series of educational webinars in place of the conference and exhibit show planned for April 1-2 in Tarrytown, N.Y.

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ATHOMES Postpones Spring Conference in Nashville

The gathering, scheduled for March 19-20, has been postponed due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

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Registration Open For VGM’s Heartland Conference in June

Early bird pricing for the two-day event in Waterloo, Iowa is available until April 17.

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Business Solutions

DIY RCM for HME

Not every provider is at a point where they can outsource their revenue cycle management, but that doesn’t mean they can afford to skip RCM entirely. What tools do providers have on-hand to build their own RCM solutions?

Observation Deck

Stand in the Gap

Your HME advocacy efforts on social media truly save lives. Here’s a story of how early Facebook advocacy efforts made meaningful impact.

AAHomecare Update Sneak Peek

More interactivity and a whole new format is in the works for AAHomecare’s Medtrade Spring Update. Association President and CEO Tom Ryan swings by the HME Business Podcast to share some details about what’s in store.

AAHomecare Unveils New Format for Medtrade Spring Update

To help providers understand its broad range of payer relations and advocacy services, AAHomecare is working with HME Business to implement a more interactive AAHomecare Update at the upcoming Medtrade Spring.

Retail Trailblazing in Texas

Faisal 'RJ' Poonawala of Spring Branch Medical Supply in Houston explains how his provider business expanded into retail and shares some important lessons he learned along the way.

Observation Deck

Stand in the Gap

Your HME advocacy efforts on social media truly save lives. Here’s a story of how early Facebook advocacy efforts made meaningful impact.

Podcast: HME's Emerging COVID-19 Protocols

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