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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.

Respiratory HMEs and COVID-19

President of national HME provider AdaptHealth joins the HME Business Podcast to discuss what kinds of changes his business is making to continue caring for oxygen patients during COVID-19, as well as the need for providers to convince Congress and CMS to protect patient access to oxygen equipment during COVID-19.

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.

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Products & Technology

HME Hits a Hot Streak

Attendees of Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas will take in a motherlode of compelling products and services at the industry event.

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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?

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.

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.

Editor's Note

Take the Time to Get Involved

Providers need to carve out some time to urge lawmakers to support legislative initiatives to protect non-invasive ventilators and give relief to non-rural, non-bid area providers.

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.



Observation Deck

Where Do We Go from Here?

HME continues to secure policy wins, but what will the industry need to do to keep its advocacy momentum going in 2020?

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Products & Technology

Sharing Best Resupply Practices

Sleep therapy was the proving ground for how technology and smart resupply practices can benefit care and expand revenues. Now, other corners of HME are starting to apply those lessons.

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Problem Solvers

The Path to Productive Patient Communication

Providers are only scratching the surface of what is possible with patient communication tools.

CBD’s Regulatory Environment

CBD represents a substantial market opportunity with lots of demand, but what does Federal and State law say? How do you make sure your business stands on solid ground?

CBD: Succeeding by Leading

Want to get established in the CBD market? Position your business to be an expert resource with the knowledge and ideas to lead your customers through the array of product options.

Annual Big Ten

Setting the Stage for HME in 2020

As the HME industry rolls into a new year and a new decade, several industry trends make it look like we’re in for a roaring 2020. What developments have made it onto this year’s annual HMEB Big Ten list?

Problem Solver

Billing: The Outsourcing Option

A deep dive into why HME providers might want to consider outsourcing their billing and how they can implement it.

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Weighing the IT Options

As a pharmacy continues to offer DME, it will eventually need to start billing Medicare. At that point, it will likely require additional software to handle those claims. How should a pharmacy proceed?

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Orthopedic Products: At Your Service

There are a wide variety of customers that need orthopedic products. How can smart DME pharmacies serve that need?

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Pushing Diabetes Profitability

Test strips and meters bring diabetes patients in the door. To drive profitability, you need to give patients more help once they're inside.

Podcast: HME's Emerging COVID-19 Protocols

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