Women's Health


Winning

Products & Technology

Winning Solutions

This year’s winners of our New Product Award offer up solutions that are the perfect fit for today’s HME business environment. Now in its seventh year, our provider-judged competition had 22 winners that are worth checking out.

Essentially Women Announces Virtual Dates for 2021 Focus Event

Attendees of the long-running women’s health-focused event will have access to a mix of live events and on-demand learning opportunities.

2020 HME Woman of the Year Open for Nominations

The fifth annual edition of VGM’s awards program recognizing women who have made significant contributions to the industry is taking nominations until Aug. 14.

Amoena Recognized with Product Design Award

The breast prostheses manufacturer’s newest breast form, Adapt Air, wins the 2020 Red Dot Award

Observation Deck

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Time to Take Action

October is the ideal month to help push The Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act in order to make Medicare start funding custom breast prostheses for post-mastectomy patients. Here's how you can help.

Senator Duckworth Meets with Breast Cancer Survivors

Lead sponsor of Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act engages with survivors at Chicago provider of custom breast prostheses.

Essentially Women Unveils 2020 FOCUS Details

Feb. 8-10 event will feature CEUs and education sessions on custom breast prosthesis selection, billing and reimbursement, marketing, and opportunities in the CBD market.

Product Solutions

Women's Health

Women have many unique health needs that deserve special care and focus. We look at some of the latest product offerings designed to help providers specialize in serving those needs.

Providers Testify at SBA Regulatory Fairness Hearing

Representatives of HME, CRT and women’s health businesses discuss small business impact of policies governing wheelchair accessories, custom breast prostheses, and Medicaid managed care.

HMEB Podcast Episode 004 Now Online

Latest installment in HMEB’s quickly growing podcast survey examines breast cancer legislation and six-year lookback audits.



‘Let Her Decide’ Campaign Backs New Legislation

Public awareness campaign backing Breast Cancer Equity Acts kicks into high gear on International Women’s Day.

Third Episode of HMEB Podcast Now available

The latest edition of the recently launched industry news service meets with Brown & Fortunato's Jeffery Baird to examine managed care and Essentially Women's Nikki Jensen to discuss health opportunities.

Custom Breast Prostheses Bills Introduced in House and Senate

Legislation re-introduced in the House and debuted in the Senate would require Medicare to fund custom breast prostheses, the only part of the body Medicare doesn’t cover. 

Breast Cancer Equity Bill Introduced in House

A new bill would require Medicare to fund custom breast protheses, and a public awareness campaign is driving support for the nascent legislation.

Problem Solvers

Giving Mastectomy Patients Choices

Despite the large population of mastectomy patients, Medicare does not fund custom breast prostheses. A new campaign and bill aims to change that.

Essentially Women Launches Make Me Whole Again Campaign

The public awareness campaign pushes Medicare to fund custom breast prostheses as Essentially Women and VGM Government Relations work to develop legislation requiring Medicare to do so.

Essentially Women Unveils Conference Lineup for Focus

The conference will feature nearly 20 education sessions and an exhibit hall.

VGM Unveils HME Woman of Year Committee

Five industry representatives will sit on the committee for award; nominations accepted through August 13.

FOCUS Conference Issues Call for Speakers

Women’s health conference, FOCUS, is seeking presentation submissions from industry experts

The Rollettes Partner with Cure Medical

Wheelchair dance team will work with manufacturer to expand efforts to empower women who are mobility users.

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