Operations


Multiple Cost Impacts Hitting HME Providers

The 2022 edition of VGM’s HME Delivery Cost survey shows a variety of pressures impacting the operations of HME businesses.

Editor's Note

The Chips Have Fallen

The microchip shortage has hit healthcare hard, but Congress is only solving part of the problem.

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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.

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.

Podcast

Equipment Management: Getting Back to Basics

Covid-19 and the increased emphasis on infection control have made this fundamental business process all the more critical. What goes into effective, optimized equipment management?

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2021 Industry Innovators

We're a Company of Parents, Not a Parent Company

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Securing Remote HME Patients & Workers

As telehealth and remote connectivity become more prevalent in HME, providers must ensure they’ve locked up their data nice and tight. What are today’s security risks and how do providers counter them?

Strategy

2021 HME Business Handbook: Strategy

To Chase or Not To Chase: The 'Shiny Object Conundrum'

New opportunities can be exciting and seem almost irresistible. How does a savvy HME owner and operator distinguish between the 'latest thing' and a legitimate chance to increase revenue?

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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.

Strategy

2021 HME Business Handbook: Strategy

Managing Your Employees' Continuing Education

Continuing education and training opportunities help DMEPOS providers demonstrate their commitment to clients and staff as well as governing organizations — but how do you manage it all?



Strategy

2021 HME Business Handbook: Strategy

Examining Your Delivery Costs to Increase Productivity

Implementing modern technologies will help turn your business into a leaner, more efficient delivery machine with lower fleet, fuel, and personnel expenses.

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2021 HME Business Handbook: Respiratory

Optimizing Oxygen Patient Care While Maximizing Operational Efficiency

With ongoing stress on the global supply chain and logistics, it's important for HME provides to re-assess the operations and costs associated with the equipment upkeep required to care for their oxygen patients.

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2021 HME Handbook: Accreditation

Using Accreditation to Sell Your Business

Prospective buyers will evaluate your operations, and if your HME business is accredited, then you will have the resources to make the process much easier.

Strategy

2021 HME Business Handbook: Strategy

Sourcing Your Best HME Employee

You've hear of outsourcing, but have you heard of insourcing? There's a difference and a unique approach to HME staffing might be just the flexible option you need.

Podcast

The Rise of the Value-Based HME

As the industry rounds the bend out of COVID, HME providers can expect more patient demand and a broader set of needs from their clients and referral partners. Are they ready?

Brightree Patient Collections named Best New Healthcare Payment Tech

The fifth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program recognized the system, which is designed to address common challenges in HME patient collections.

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?

Operations: Where's My Stuff?

Managing HME inventory in the field is hard enough, and the COVID-19 pandemic made it even trickier. How should providers tackle this?

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Brown & Fortunato Releases COVID-19 White Paper

Document offers guidance on protecting patients and employees under the current public health emergency.

HME Operations: Inside the Pandemic

Joe Candiano, director of operations for New York provider Hampton Homecare, explains how his business rapidly rolled out new responses to COVID-19 and discusses the types of permanent post-acute changes that might result from the public health emergency.

HME Business Podcast