Business Management


Video Interview

New Immunization and Testing Certifications

Sandy Canally of The Compliance Team discusses two new services available from her company that can help HME suppliers and DME pharmacies expand the services they provide — and their revenues.

Video Interview

Moving HME to its Connected Care Future

Brightree Chief Product Officer Nupura Kolwalkar-Rana explains the roadmap and building blocks that will get HME providers to implement transparent, orchestrated, effective connected care.

Medtrade East Wraps Its Return to an In-Person Event

This week marks the return to an in-person format for the annual industry expo and conference and attendees and exhibitors react. Plus: Video interview with Associate Show Director York Schwab.

Video Interview

HME and Connected Care

Brightree CEO Matt Mellott discusses the market and healthcare factors driving the need for providers to offer seamless, transparent connected care, and his company's strategy for helping them achieve it.

Industry Preps for Medtrade East

After missing out on an in-person event in 2020, next week’s event returns to Atlanta with some new features as well as familiar favorites.

Nominations Open HME Woman of the Year

The 2021 edition of the VGM award program is open to women who have contributed to their companies, communities and the HME industry.

Tom Ryan

Observation Deck

An E-Prescribing Solution Comes to the DME Industry

Several factors have slowed DME’s adoption of e-prescription, but a new coalition has kicked things into high gear.

VGM Releases Sales and Marketing Playbook

The fourth quarterly edition of VGM’s playbook series for 2021 gives members of the HME organization a collection of best practices, guidance and insights into sales and marketing.

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?

Podcast

Finding Your Best Employees

You’ve heard of outsourcing, but have you heard of insourcing? Todd Usher of Tactical Back Office explains his company’s unique solution for solving providers’ HR woes.



NEMEP Reschedules Fall Virtual Education Week

The Northeast association has postponed the schedule of its online education event from Sept. 27-Oct. 1 to Nov. 1-5.

Podcast

Outlining DME Policies & Procedures for Now — and the Future

As providers work to remain competitive and successful in a constantly changing post-acute environment, they must still maintain accreditation. How can they bridge both worlds? One accrediting organization has developed a solution.

ADMEA Wraps Fall meeting

Sept. 8 marked the Alabama DME association’s first in-person meeting in more than a year, which included a mix of on-site and Zoom-enabled educational sessions.

VGM Wraps Its 20th Annual Heartland

Emphasizing attendee safety, VGM assembled nearly 1,000 providers and HME industry professionals for three days of education and events in Waterloo, Iowa this week.

Providers Prep for Heartland

Next week marks the 20th anniversary of the VGM event, which features an in-person format with mask and social distancing guidelines, as well as virtual educational sessions.

NEMEP Opens Fall Virtual Education Week Registration

The event offers multiple days of online education sessions from the Northeast association. NEMEP is targeting 2022 for its return to in-person events.

Rehab Medical Expands Texas Footprint

The National CRT provider has Acquired Austin Wheelchair Company, which has grown from a custom wheelchair company to a multi-line HME provider.

VGM Fulfillment to Open New Pennsylvania Warehouse

Scheduled for a Sept. 7 opening, the facility will ultimately employ 40 people serving customers in the heavily populated northeastern U.S. corridor.

Podcast

Sleep Therapy: No-Touch Resupply

Resupply sits at the center of sleep therapy providers’ ongoing quest to improve patient outcomes and business efficiencies. Now a new technological approach seeks to take that to the next level. What is it, what’s involved, and what other HME categories could use it?

Podcast

The Delta Variant and HME’s Supply Side

Spectrum Medical’s Steve Ackerman explains how, just as the Delta variant is starting to impact post-acute care, HME providers’ costs have really started ramping up. What can be done?

Live from Medtrade

Podcast on equipment management