COVID-19: Coronavirus


Study: Pandemic-Induced Habits Could Impact Urinary Continence

Nearly half of respondents said a decreased level of physical activity had increased the number of times they urinated during the day.

Observation Deck

A Closer Look at DME MACs’ Removal of Oxygen CMN Requirement for the PHE

The clarification gives Oxygen providers a clear path forward for claims for the duration of the Covid-19 PHE. What about the long term?

HHS Will Extend Covid-19 PHE Beyond July 16

With another extension now expected, several reimbursement and regulatory policies impacting HME will continue as long as the PHE remains in effect.

HHS Extends COVID-19 PHE

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

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Problem Solver

Sales in the Endemic

We will never go back to a pre-pandemic sales process, so where and how does sales fit into your business going forward?

Podcast

CMS’s Vaccine Mandate: More than Meets the Eye

How well do you understand CMS’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate when it comes to DME suppliers and DME pharmacies? Are you sure?

Podcast

Respiratory Care’s Evolving Challenges During Covid

The Clinical Care Team serving respiratory patients has faced a roller coaster of changes during Covid-19. What’s the latest, and where is care headed?

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Business Solutions

15th Annual Big 10

Once again, we proofile 10 trends that will shape the HME industry this year. The far-reaching impact of Covid-19 is undeniable, but it’s not the only factor that will define 2022.



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Key 2022 Operational Issues for DME Suppliers

Providers must have a gameplan for two key challenges this year: vaccination requirements and managed care.

The COVID-19 Fight Continues

One area of HME that continues to face the ongoing public health emergency is accreditation. Two accreditation professionals explain how they’ve responded to the pandemic.

CMS Vaccine Mandate Doesn’t Include DME Suppliers

Interim final rule on COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff at Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities does not include DME suppliers in its list.

Video Interview

New Immunization and Testing Certifications

Sandy Canally of The Compliance Team discusses two new services available from her company that can help HME suppliers and DME pharmacies expand the services they provide — and their revenues.

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Annual Roundtable

What's On Your Radar?

COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines as it wreaks healthcare havoc, but there are 8 strategic trends poised to impact your business in the coming weeks and months. Are you monitoring them? Are you prepared? HMEB's editorial advisory board shares their insights.

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?

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

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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