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Surprises, and not-so surprises

Friday, February 19, 2016

This week has been full of surprises, and not-so surprises.

Red-letter survey

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Friday was a red-letter day for me and not just because there was birthday cake in the conference room—well, mostly because there was birthday cake in the conference room—but also because our publisher Rick Rector practically gift wrapped me a blog post when I overheard him telling our sales rep

Point taken

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I’ve fielded a number of calls in the weeks following a story about Merits Health Products entering the complex rehab market and a follow-up story looking at why we’ve seen two n

A sad day for CMS

Friday, January 29, 2016

It was my turn this Tuesday to write up some briefs for the Also Noted section of our website. (In case you don’t know already, we update this section with news almost every day—check it out while you eat your lunch!)

What's your ranking? The all-powerful HME News contact database

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Those of you who’ve been around long enough have probably heard rumors of the HME News staff’s contact database, which contains the names and contact information of thousands of providers across the country.

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.