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This is the home for our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the HME industry.

COVID accelerates intersection of DME, remote care

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10/23/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – The COVID-19 pandemic has unlocked telehealth, creating new opportunities for home-based care and DME, particularly in rural America, says Dr. Jacob Warren.

New relief funding available

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10/06/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has announced additional funding for health care providers through the Provider Relief Fund.

HHS renews public health emergency

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10/06/2020

WASHNGTON – Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, has renewed the COVID-19 national public health emergency.

COVID's impact on accessibility varies

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09/29/2020

Depending on who you ask, the COVID-19 influence is either helping, hindering, or having no impact on demand for home accessibility services.  

Health Mobius sees spike in online shopping

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09/23/2020

CHICAGO – Health Mobius says its online shopping platform has helped hundreds of pharmacies and HME providers nationwide secure new revenue streams during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vertess closes four deals during pandemic

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09/22/2020

FORTH WORTH, Texas – Vertess has closed on four DME transactions in the second and third quarters, despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outlook for 2020: ‘Focus on service and trust’

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09/18/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – The COVID-19 pandemic has hit home that providers need to go from being HMEs to HMAs—home medical advisors, said Invacare’s Matthew Monaghan during last week’s HME News Business Summit.

Highmark Health taps into stay-at-home preferences

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09/18/2020

PITTSBURGH – Highmark Health recently expanded its Home Recovery Care program to two more hospitals in its network, boosted by the ongoing public health emergency that has increased the value of home care.

In brief: COVID vaccine, Hub’s and Sears, MedCare’s new digs

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has authorized licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older, subject to certain requirements.

Pharmacists get OK to provide eventual COVID vaccine

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has authorized licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older, subject to certain requirements.

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