Beds & Support Surfaces


New Product of the Year Entry Deadline Extended

HMEB will keep entry period for its annual New Product of the Year competition open until Sept. 15.

Invacare Makes Headway on Consent Decree

Manufacturer completes final two steps needed to allow FDA to inspect facilities; length of inspection process or ensuing work remains unknown.

Problem Solvers

Sustained Support Surface Success

Support surface providers without Medicare contracts can build a sustainable business by developing strong relationships with vendors and customers.

Drive DeVilbiss Acquires Sidhil Group

Buy adds leading U.K. manufacturer of hospital and home healthcare beds to Drive stable.

HME Business New Product of the Year Award

HME Business Award Winners

Gold Medal Performers

The third annual HMEB New Product Awards program enjoyed even larger turnout this year. After careful consideration from our HME provider judges, we have announced 15 winning products across multiple categories. Learn the backstory of our winning offerings, and how these products can benefit providers and patients alike.

HMEB Announces 2016 New Product Winners

Panel of provider judges recognizes 15 new products across categories ranging from respiratory to retail.

Medtrade

Can't-Miss HME Products at Medtrade

Medtrade 2016's expo runs from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, and once again the event will offer a wide spectrum of products to help providers meet new and existing patient needs. We profile more than 25 of this year’s must-see offerings at the show.

Compass Health Brands Acquires Meridian Medical

The buy broadens company’s lineup of pressure prevention and therapeutic support surface offerings.



Problem Solvers

Zeroing in on Mattress Quality

Reimbursement cuts have put pressure on support surface prices, but where does quality come into the equation? How can providers pick carefully?

New Graham-Field Site Features Education Offerings

New brand identify effort includes revised corporate website that offers a ‘community’ of articles and educational resources.

Industry Newsmaker

A Life in Specialized HME

Blue Chip Medical’s Ron Resnick describes his life-long quest to provide custom, quality care to patients.

Monaghan Takes Helm at Invacare

Medical, aerospace exec fills vacancy left after DME giant's president and CEO Blouch retired in July and longtime chairman Mixon retired at end of 2014.

Mixon Retires from Invacare Corp.

Founder of DME manufacturing giant stepping down from role as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Drive Acquires Primus

Purchase of bed manufacturer expands Drive’s array of long-term care offerings.

Emmett Joins Golden as VP of Ops

Operations management and engineering veteran working to improve, increase manufacturing.

Invacare Announces Restructuring Plan

DME maker saves move to drive cash flow should save $14M-$15M.

Providing Support Surfaces

The 2014 HME Handbook: Support Surfaces

How to Re-approach the Business of Providing Support Surfaces

Thanks to competitive bidding Round Two, many providers of support surfaces have to re-approach how they do business. How can they reshape their support surface strategies and drive new revenue?

Providing Support Surfaces

The 2014 HME Handbook: Support Surfaces

How to Help Achieve Optimal Outcomes for Support Surface Patients

After assessing patient needs and providing a mattress, the support surface provider is involved in that patient’s care until the end, and that requires various elements of follow-through on the provider's part.

Providing Support Surfaces

The 2014 HME Handbook: Support Surfaces

How to Help Achieve Optimal Outcomes for Support Surface Patients

Problem Solvers

Keeping Things Clean

Ensuring a support surface stays clean could go deeper than providers might initially think. Ensuring a support surface stays clean could go deeper than providers might initially think.

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