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Be the hero

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

How many of you HME providers find yourselves interacting more with caregivers than the actual users of your equipment and services? Do you know what these caregivers, who aren’t growing in numbers fast enough, need most?

I have a drug problem

Monday, January 18, 2016

Now that you’ve fallen for my cheap, attention-grabbing ploy, let me clarify: after another year of white-knuckling it through “HR analyzes health coverage plans season,” a nightmare has come true.

Newish year, newish me

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I like to play a game with Editor Liz to see how long it takes before I post a blog or she reminds me to. I guess it’s more like a race? Hopefully, I’ll win before our editors’ meeting at 2 today.

2016: The year of numbers

Monday, January 11, 2016

The February issue that we kick out the door later this week is the pre-show issue for Medtrade Spring. The March issue that we’ll be working on next week: the show issue.

DME is what we use, HME services is what we do

Thursday, January 7, 2016
George Kucka
George Kucka is president and CEO of Fairmeadows Home Health Care.

Historically, items like hospital beds, oxygen tanks and concentrators, wheelchairs, commodes, ambulatory aids, compressors and other items that could be used to support a medical need on an ongoing basis were referred to as DME. This is clearly an accurate, but one-dimensional definition.

The year's most read vendor stories

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

All eyes were on the big guns—Drive Medical, Invacare, Inogen and ResMed—in 2015.

Or so it would appear, according to the five most read vendor stories for the year.

Down a complex rehab rabbit hole

Monday, December 21, 2015

I started down an unsuspecting path last week when I interviewed Chris Blackmore at Merits about the company’s entrance into the complex rehab market.


Do the right thing

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Yesterday, I gave a dollar to a homeless veteran. Sue me.

Walking and talking (about walking)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

You wouldn’t know it by the 50 degree weather we’ve been enjoying here in Maine, but its actually December, and I’m pleased as punch.

Politics as usual

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

If you are in any way affiliated with the HME industry Tom Ryan won’t let you off the hook.