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2018 HME Business Handbook: Oxygen

How To Enhance Oxygen Care Through Remote Monitoring

Remote device and patient monitoring are making in-roads into oxygen therapy. What do oxygen providers need to know?

2018 HME Business Handbook: Oxygen

How To Optimize Portable Oxygen Business Efficiency

How respiratory providers offering portable oxygen services can maximize their efficiency gains.

2018 HME Business Handbook: MSO

How To Maximize An MSO's Education Offerings

Building a highly effective team requires education. How can an MSO membership help?

2018 HME Business Handbook: Accreditation

How To Use Accreditation To Sharpen Your Competitive Edge

Accreditation represents much more than an obligatory paperwork requirement that comes up for renewal every three years. it’s an opportunity to use the process as a means to sharpen their business strategies.

2018 HME Business Handbook: Compression

How To Use Compression To Reach The Women's Health Market

Compression products are an excellent method for reaching the women’s health market, but it's not a slam-dunk. What do providers need to keep in mind?

2018 HME Business Handbook: Home Access

How To Identify And Work With Home Access Partners

Home access can help providers tap into a vast retail market, but as the complexity goes up, a partnership might make sense. How should you approach?

2018 HME Business Handbook: Enternal Nutrition

How To Get Started In Enteral Nutrition

Given the patient population and variety of products, providers looking to expand their revenues should look into enteral nutrition.

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HME Leadership by the Book

While the industry might face new kinds of challenges, effective business leadership is shaped by timeless principles that do not change. How can you take some of the oldest "old school" leadership principles and apply them to running a modern HME business?



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Business Solution

Revene Cycle Management Hits HME

Revenue cycle management is a business practice that has existed for some time in larger healthcare organizations, but it is now becoming necessary for running HME businesses. What is RCM, precisely, and how can providers apply it to their companies? What resources can help them?

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Business Solutions

Opening Orthopedic Opportunities

Offering orthopedic soft goods presents providers with a significant market opportunity that blends retail and funded revenue. Moreover, the patient groups using orthopedic products are people that providers often already serve. How can HME businesses open the door?

IT Options for DME Pharmacies

Exploring the IT Options

How should DME pharmacies approach their technology options when it comes to integrating billing and management systems for the DME side of their businesses?

Accreditation Renewal

Don't Panic!

Accreditation renewal season is nothing to worry about if you've been sticking to a plan.

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Business Solutions

Making the Right Match

Smart inventory purchasing has always played a pivotal role in running an HME business, but in retail having the right purchasing strategy can make or break a provider's ability to turn a profit. What should providers consider when purchasing for retail, and what should they look for from their vendor partners?

standard power mobility

Business Solutions

Standard Power's Gear Change

Providers of standard power mobility have dealt with reimbursement and regulatory upheaval for several years now. Have they finally established a profitable and sustainable business model? We talk to some experts to cut through the hype and see where standard power providers are finding real revenues and better margins.

Oxygen Care

Business Solutions

Oxygen Care: Getting the Whole Picture

Remote monitoring has been a key component in sleep therapy and in diabetes care management for several years now. Now portable oxygen concentrators are featuring remote monitoring capabilities. What do respiratory providers need to know about this care and business trend?

Portable Oxygen

Business Solutions

Taking Portable Oxygen To the Next Level

Portable oxygen can revolutionize respiratory providers' businesses, but there’s no room for half measures. Providers must approach this business with open eyes and an open mind. We talk to experts to see how HMEs can take their portable oxygen businesses to the next level.

Las Vegas

Products & Technology

HME's Spring Fling

It's time for Medtrade's annual spring fling. Once again, Medtrade's Las Vegas sister show has arrived, and this year's attendees will be treated to an expo showcasing a bumper crop of new HME offerings. HMEB takes a look at some of the highlights.

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Business Solutions

The Time is Now

This year represents accreditation renewal time for a large segment of the HME provider industry. Bearing that in mind, we talked to some accreditation experts to get their input on how providers can ensure they renew their accreditation in a fast, efficient, effective and thorough manner.

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Products & Technology

Harvesting HME Claims and Patient Data

Providers are increasingly reaching out to new markets as they hunt for new revenue opportunities, such as in-store retail, e-commerce, facilities-based care, and private payer. We examine how providers can use the data they collect to construct and disseminate effective marketing messages that will win those new customers.

Teaching the Teachers

Helping parents teach their children about self-catheterization.

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