Business Management


AAHomecare Surveying Supplier Costs

Effort aims to track how suppliers’ costs have changed during events such as COVID-19, which is important given that DMEPOS rates are essentially frozen at 2016 levels. Deadline is Feb. 5.

Hart Medical Equipment Acquires McLaren Home Medical Equipment

Acquisition helps Hart expand coverage in Michigan, while leveraging additional scale to benefit its partners, referrals and customers

David Kopf

2020: A Year to Remember?

Or maybe forget. To be sure, the year everybody loves to hate has made some lasting impacts on the HME industry.

VGM Debuts Last Playbook of 2020

Focusing on data, this edition of VGM’s HME Playbook examines key tools and methods providers can use to leverage their businesses’ data.

Podcast

Reassessing Your Accreditation in 2021

The New Year brings an accreditation renewal cycle and some providers might be considering a switch. What do they need to be thinking about, what does the process look like, and does COVID-19 impact their decision-making?

Invacare Founder Mixon Passes Away

A shrewd business leader and HME pioneer, ‘Mal’ Mixon’s life was marked by tireless industry advocacy efforts and dedication to the ideal of ‘making life’s experiences possible.’

Patty Mastandrea Named 2020 HME Woman of the Year

VGM’s Mike Mallaro confers award to MedCare Equipment CEO in a special virtual ceremony.

AAHomecare Hosting Stand Up for Homecare Virtual Happy Hour

Oct. 29 online event gives participants the opportunity to catch-up while driving support for the ITEM coalition.

Annual Advisory Board Roundtable

COVID-19’s Tectonic Legal Shifts for HME

Legal expert Jeffery Baird discusses how the Public Health Emergency has already changed the legal landscape, and what else might be in store for HME providers.

COVID-19 Hasn’t Stopped M&A Activity

HME industry mergers and acquisitions firm Vertess touts closing four industry transactions during Q2 and Q3.



Virtual Surveys: What You Need to Know

To ensure providers maintain accreditation, Medicare has allowed virtual accreditation surveys during the COVID-19 public health emergency. What do you need to know about this process?

Managing Your Employee’s Continuing Education

Continuing education is a crucial care requirement and business differentiator for today's HME/DME providers. How can HME business owners and managers better manage their staff's education?

Creating Positive DMEPOS Surveys

Nervous about your upcoming Medicare accreditation site survey? Don't be. Your AO's surveyor is just as invested in your success as you are. So what goes into a positive survey?

Medtrade West Opens Call for Presentations

Presenters have until Sept. 18 to submit presentations for the event, which is slated for April 12-14, 2021 in Phoenix, Ariz.

HME Woman of the Year Announces 2020 Finalists

The winner from the four finalists will be announced during a special virtual ceremony on Oct. 22.

Majority of Nursing Homes Now Operating at a Loss

New survey from AHCA and NCAL shows nursing homes might be getting aid but are directing their spending to PPE and staff due to COVID-19.

Prochant Expands Into Infusion Pharmacy 

The company pairs a new service line with the hire of a new VP of Business Development and Pharmacy Reimbursement Manager.

Report: COVID-19 Will Push Long-Term Telehealth Use in Medicare

Research effort shows telehealth use has skyrocketed more than 12,000% from before the public health emergency to the end of April, and Medicare Advantage is seeing a lot of that growth.

2020 HME Woman of the Year Open for Nominations

The fifth annual edition of VGM’s awards program recognizing women who have made significant contributions to the industry is taking nominations until Aug. 14.

HME and Consumer Financing Options

Supporting consumer credit plays a key role in retail sales. What do providers need to know to support healthcare-specific credit cards — and reap the benefits?

HME Business Podcast