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Software Interoperability

Products & Technology

Software Interoperability's Inroads in HME

HME software companies are helping providers to increasingly enjoy the benefits of healthcare interoperability.

Compression

Business Solutions

Compression – Thinking Outside Socks

Success as an HME compression provider takes commitment, education and an understanding that there is more to compression beyond the feet.

Bath Safety

Products & Technology

The Bath Safety Rethink

Meet the new face of bath safety. It's focused on fashion and retail appeal — and nowhere near the 'bent metal' days of yesterday. Best of all, with the right marketing and merchandising, it can put a shine on your bottom line.

Marketing Orthopedics

Business Solutions

The Art of Marketing Orthopedics

The number of ailments and susceptible population segments aided by orthopedic soft goods has created ample marketing opportunities for HME providers.

HME Handbook: Home Access

How to Approach Home Access for Seniors

Falls pose a significant risk to seniors trying to continue living independently in their homes; how can providers help eliminate the risk of them?

HME Handbook: Accreditation

How to Get Accredited During a Purchase or Expansion

Adding new service categories means meeting new accreditation requirements. How should providers approach this process?

HME Handbook: Software

How to Employ Software to Study Key Performance Indicators

There are several key performance indicators providers should track, and today's HME software systems offer various tools to help them do it.

HME Handbook: Women's Health

How Women's Health HMEs Can Provide Post-mastectomy Services

Post-mastectomy products can be the most difficult to provide, but providers that do can truly help this important patient group turn the page on an extremely difficult life experience.



HME Handbook: Compression

How to Expand Your Compression Market Reach

Compression offers a chance to expand revenues serving both existing and new patients, but there are a variety of key considerations.

HME Handbook: Incontinence

How to Build an Incontinence Service that Cements Client Relationships

Properly serving incontinence patients requires professionalism, care, discretion and understanding, but how do providers effectively turn those ideals into real action within their businesses?

HME Handbook: MSOs

How to Leverage Your MSO Membership to Expand Your Business

Are you taking your MSO membership for granted? There are a variety of services offered by HME member services organizations, and providers should maximize their use of them.

Wound Care

Business Solutions

Wound Care: Financial First Aid

As HME provider businesses look for new ways to diversify and drive both funded and retail revenue, wound care could help them patch up their bottom line.

Claims Data

Products & Technology

The Great Claims Data Treasure Hunt

Effectively analyzing your billing and claims data can uncover big revenuegenerating and cashsaving opportunities, but most HME providers are not using data reporting and analysis to its fullest potential. Here's what you need to know.

Aging in place

Products & Technology

Rethinking Aging in Place

Aging in place isn’t just home access. It represents a broad array of new service opportunities for the senior market. What are some top product categories that providers can use to jump in?

orthopedic softgoods

Orthopedic Softgoods: Branching Out

By branching out into orthopedic softgoods, as well as related items, such as compression and pain management, DME pharmacies can tap into all new markets. How should they approach this opportunity?

respiratory audits under a microscope

Business Solutions

Respiratory Audits: Under the Microscope

As the new RAC comes online, and as the 2017 HHS OIG Workplan is in effect, what can respiratory providers expect in terms of audits, and how should they respond?

pharmacy point of sale

Polishing Your Point of Sale

An effective point of sale not only ensures efficient customer service, but can help create the kind of "retail experience" that drives more sales per customer. The key lies in blending technology and merchandising.

casino chips

Products & Technology

Jackpot!

Once again, Medtrade's Las Vegas sister show has arrived, and this year's attendees were treated to an expo showcasing a mother lode of HME offerings. HMEB takes a look at some of the highlights.

crossed fingers

Business Solutions

Legislative Outlook: Fingers Crossed!

As 2017 arrived, it was clear that the legislative chessboard had been reset for HME. What is the industry's gameplan, how is it proceeding, and what are the key opportunities and challenges that lay before it on Capitol Hill?

growing retail sales

HME Retail Solutions

Marketing: The Secret to Retail Sales Growth

Retail sales success hinges on HME providers coming up with the right blend of traditional and online marketing strategies.

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