COVID-19: Coronavirus


Q&A

Asking COVID Questions

As the Delta variant heats up, providers are wondering what they can and can’t ask employees and patients about their vaccination status and similar topics. Accrediting expert Sandra Canally, RN and legal expert Brittany Hinton provide some answers.

Q&A

AAHomecare: Dealing with Delta

AAHomcare’s Tom Ryan about how the industry association is approaching the Delta variant and its impact on HME providers from a regulatory and reimbursement standpoint

Podcast

The Delta Variant and HME’s Supply Side

Spectrum Medical’s Steve Ackerman explains how, just as the Delta variant is starting to impact post-acute care, HME providers’ costs have really started ramping up. What can be done?

David Kopf

Editor's Note

The HME Industry's Back, Baby!

After months of lockdown, HME events and advocacy return with renewed vigor and energy.

David Kopf

Editor's Note

The HME Industry's Back, Baby!

After months of lockdown, HME events and advocacy return with renewed vigor and energy.

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2021 HME Business Handbook: Respiratory

Leveraging Infection Control in a Postpandemic World

You are already taking the necessary steps to create a safe environment for your customers — marketing the steps you have taken will allow you to stand out from your competitors.

Podcast

Leveraging Policies and Procedures Lessons

COVID-19 taught providers a lot in terms of infection control, telehealth and other aspects of their businesses. What lessons will stick around for the long haul and what things should they have been doing all along?

HHS Extends COVID-19 PHE

The public health emergency, as well as the regulatory relaxations associated with it, will continue for another 90 days.



Study Offers More Data on COVID’s Sleep Impact

Even as the nation’s vaccination rate climbs and more Americans come out of lockdown, COVID-19’s impact on sleep continues to be felt.

David Kopf

Editor's Note

Turning the Corner on COVID-19

We all want to get back to normal, but can we? What if we can make something better?

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Service Profile

A Shot in the Arm for Vaccination Services

As COVID-19 vaccines get rolling, an accreditation organization has launched a new immunization certification program for pharmacies, but the pandemic isn’t the only reason.

Podcast

COVID-19 and HME: What Next?

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase, the HME industry is starting to anticipate what post-acute healthcare will look like going forward. Spiro Health’s Gary Sheehan offers his perspectives and insights.

TCT Unveils Immunization Certification Program

Certification program enables DME pharmacies to show they support the CDC’s COVID-19 requirements and helps them tap into new service opportunities.

Advocates Push to Extend Pause on Sequestration Cuts

With Medicare’s moratorium set to expire soon, AAHomecare and other advocates are reaching out to lawmakers to extend the suspension of the cuts until the end of 2021.

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Breathe Easy?

COVID-19 has strained America’s oxygen infrastructure like nothing before. What factors are impacting supply and demand, and how are stakeholders responding? What other factors are impacting the oxygen market at the same time?

Industry Joins Effort to Extend Medicare Rate Relief

As Congress negotiates COVID-19 relief, AAHomecare backs push urging Congressional leaders to include H.R. 315 in their legislation, which would extend the Medicare sequester moratorium through the PHE.

Editor's Note

The Industry That Could

HME providers have demonstrated their crucial role in American healthcare during COVID-19.

CMS Rolls Out New Location Inspection Procedure

Procedure is aimed at ensuring DMEPOS supplier locations are open and available for in-person inspections during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Podcast

HME Sales Leadership in 2021

As we tally the pandemic lessons learned in 2020, sales coaching expert Ty Bello discusses how sales strategy will change for HME in 2021.

Podcast

Renewing Accreditation in 2021

This year marks an accreditation renewal cycle for DMEPOS providers. What do they need to do in order to ensure a smooth, timely renewal? Moreover, how has COVID-19 changed the process what other factors might influence their renewal this time around?

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