Operations


Health Mobius Merges with Sister Company

Merging with HME buying group Red Moby positions the company for rapid expansion, says CEO.

Editor's Note

HME and Blockchain

What could this important security technology mean for our industry? It turns out, a lot.

New Nonprofit Aims to Standardize DME Repair Training

A collaborative effort between VGM Education and FIOS DME Repair Training is designed to offer training and certification for DME and CRT repair technicians.

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Business Solutions

The Distributed Provider

Turnkey services providing functionalities such as enhanced inventory management, predictive ordering, warehousing and product delivery services are now supporting HME provider businesses. We take a look at how some of these services are helping HMEs drive down costs, increase convenience and expand revenues.

Data Security

Products & Technology

Hacked: Data Security for HME Providers

The world of healthcare is becoming increasingly concerned with data security -- and with good reason. A casual glance at the headlines will show that hospitals and care networks are falling victim to attacks. Never before has patient and healthcare data been more in need of protection, and that includes HME businesses. What must providers do to protect their information and patients?

How Big of a Problem Is Ransomware?

Software that holds patient data hostage in exchange for ransom is a threat providers must monitor.

HME Mobile Technology

Information Technology

Putting IT in the Field

Mobile technology has a come a long way in a short time, empowering providers to make better business decisions and improve satisfaction right at the patient’s doorstep.

Information Technology

Sidebar: Empowering Providers

Mobile technology experts discuss how mobile IT can help providers and their staff in the field.



Observation Deck

The Journey to True Interoperability

Savvy HME businesses that ensure their IT systems connect with other health providers will build a larger presence in post-acute care.

Measuring Performance

Products & Technology

Measuring Up

There's an old saying that, "what gets measured, gets managed," and that has become doubly true for HME providers who must find every possible efficiency in order to reduce the pressure of public and private payor reimbursement cuts. Experts examine the metrics against which providers can benchmark their business performance.

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Identifying DME Deficiencies

On-site visits from accrediting organization The Compliance Team help shed some light on deficiencies that DMEPOS providers commonly share and how they should address them.

2015 HME Handbook

How to Use Software to Fine-tune Combined Pharmacy and HME Operations

Many providers in the DME industry are also pharmacies, but running a joint DME/pharmacy invovles a certain level of complexity. Fortunately, there are certain software offerings in the industry that offer features that support pharmacy/DME businesses, and some are specifically designed with those providers in mind.

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Setting the Stage for Success

Over the next year, many providers will consider moving away from a predominantly Medicare-based business model to a more integrated approach. To navigate 2015’s rapidly changing landscape, providers must think differently about how they run their business. Here are five solid, strategic approaches to a fruitful 2015.

Observation Deck

The Price of 'Keeping the Doors Open'

One provider takes stock of the true personal and professional cost paid when a home medical equipment business has to fight for survival in the face of CMS's competitive bidding and reimbursement cuts.

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Creating a Lean HME Warehouse

Products & Technology

Links to Success

In many ways, inventory and supply chains function as a lynch pin in the success of HME businesses. Providers must be able to get equipment and resupply items to patients quickly, while minimizing their inventory footprint. It's not an easy balance to strike. However, new approaches to the HME supply chain are helping them accomplish that.

Products & Technology

The Inventory Balancing Act

Problem Solvers

Asking the Right Questions

HME inventory management strategies and technologies continue to advance with the industry

Products & Technology

The Brains of the Operation

Inventory typically represents the top overhead item for providers. In a cost-conscious reimbursement environment, HME providers have needed to develop smart inventory management and purchasing strategies to cope. HMEB looks at some of the techniques and tools they are using to contend with a constantly changing environment.

Editor's Note

Upgrading to HME 2.0

CMS's efforts to force competitive bidding on healthcare are about as effective — and error-prone — as installing a the wrong operating system on a computer. Now that Round Two has exposed all the bugs to light, can providers find a feasible work-around?

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