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Dispatches from the dining room: Unicorn days and a connected future

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Today was a unicorn day.

What do I mean by that? In diabetes parlance, a unicorn is a blood sugar reading of 100. No scientific reasoning that I’m aware, it’s just a nice, round number, generating excitement not unlike that of aperfect score on a school test.

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COVID-19 and HME M&A

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

I caught up with Brad Smith, managing director and partner at Vertess, recently and he said the mergers and acquisition market for HME has been “a wild rollercoaster ride” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dispatches from the dining room: Flattening the (blood sugar) curve

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Appropriate to my current WFH status, I also had my first ever telehealth appointment last week, with Sarah the CDE.

Don’t underestimate the ‘sidekicks’

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Friday, April 17, 2020
Sarah Hanna

With COVID-19 permeating every aspect of our lives and our media experience, we look for the good in our communities and continue to celebrate the front-line workers: health care staff, truckers, grocery store clerks, gas station attendants and the list continues.

The Paycheck Protection Program from A to Z

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Monday, April 13, 2020

To aid businesses and their employees during the coronavirus crisis, the Small Business Administration is offering loans, called Paycheck Protection Program loans, up to a specific limit to cover payroll and other costs.

Dispatches from the dining room: 'Sorry, Dr. Masood, I can't hear anything!'

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

I had no sooner positioned my phone on the dining room table, speaker phone engaged and introduced myself to Dr. Sohail Masood of KabaFusion when the lawn guys showed up in all their noisy, machine-wielding glory.

Dispatches from the dining room: Notes on the coronavirus

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

My most important task as a reporter when it comes to any crisis happening in the world at large is talking to HME providers to find out what’s happening on the front lines. What are you seeing? What’s been the impact? What are you doing?

Let’s not wait until next time

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Friday, March 27, 2020

I saw some back-and-forth on twitter between HME providers asking what the HME industry is like in Italy and the role it is playing in responding to the coronavirus pandemic there.

Relaxed HIPAA requirements for telehealth encounters during the COVID-19 national emergency

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
By Kelly Grahovac

On March 13, 2020, the Trump Administration announced regulatory flexibilities to help health care providers and states to respond to and contain the spread of coronavirus.

CQRC to CMS on coronavirus outbreak: We need your help to remove barriers to care

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Dan Starck
chairman, Council for Quality Respiratory Care

Editor’s note: The following letter was written by Dan Starck, chairman, Council for Quality Respiratory Care, and sent to CMA Administrator Seema Verma.

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