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A-Void accidents on the road

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

If you are traveling in a strange city and suddenly find yourself feeling the urge, incontinence supply manufacturer Tena has just the thing: A public bathroom finder. Simply type in the location (zip code, city name etc) and up pop the nearest options.

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Prime time HME

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Saturday, May 16, 2009
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It seems like HME manufacturers are getting quite a few plugs on TV these days. Today, we received word from Invacare that its HomeFill Oxygen Filling System was on Extreme Home Makeover

RATC to CMS: Drop repair policy

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Friday, May 15, 2009

AAHomecare's Rehab and Assistive Technology Council (RATC) submitted comments to the DME MAC medical directors this week, asking them to drop their new billing policy for wheelchair repairs.

Running tips from Don Spence

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Friday, May 15, 2009

I wondered last night, as I was running a 4-mile loop around Baxter Boulevard and back to my house in Portland, Maine: How did Don Spence end up doing in the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon?

Cuts take their toll

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Thursday, May 14, 2009
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Now that some of the national HME providers have reported their earnings for the first quarter of 2009, we're getting a pretty good picture of the impact of the 36-month oxygen cap and the 9.5% reimbursement cut, which both kicked in Jan. 1.

Must read

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It may be long, at 339 pages, but I'd imagine the "Industry Profile on Wheeled Mobility" recently published by the University of Buffalo is a must read for rehab providers.

For sale: One CPAP, slightly used

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Do you snore? So asks a classified ad that appeared in the pages of Uncle Henry's this week, a regional catchall publication of anything you could ever hope to buy, sell or trade (the co-worker who handed me the ad was herself trying to unload some copper tubing).

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Digging our graves?

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

When we received a press release announcing that a handful of independent HME providers had formed a new group to get their specific interests heard on Capitol Hill, I wondered how our readers would repond.

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