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

Providers navigate changed environment

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06/05/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – In the early days of the public health emergency, HME providers were focused on taking on discharged patients as hospitals made way for COVID-19 patients. Now, they’re caring for COVID-19 patients themselves.

QS/1 launches virtual conference

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06/05/2020

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – QS/1 is launching the iQ Virtual Series, an online event that replaces its 2020 iQ Conference, cancelled earlier this year due to COVID-19.

NCPA applauds PPP loan extension

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06/04/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association says allowing small businesses up to two years to qualify for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program is a victory for local pharmacies.

Business changes due to COVID-19 will ‘outlast disease,’ survey says

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06/03/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Sixty one percent of community pharmacists expect to offer point-of-care testing for various illnesses, including COVID-19 when it becomes available, according to a new survey* from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

REHACARE2020 pushed to 2021

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06/03/2020

CHICAGO – Messe Dusseldorf has pushed REHACARE2020 to Oct. 6-9, 2021, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Quality Biomedical strengthens vent supply

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06/01/2020

BOULDER, Colo. – The coronavirus pandemic and the urgent need for ventilators have given preventative maintenance new meaning—and Quality Biomedical a new purpose.

Reporter's notebook: Removing barriers to care during pandemic

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06/01/2020

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. in April, NCART, NRRTS, U.S. Rehab and the Clinician Task Force were hosting weekly conference calls for the providers and clinicians trying their best to continue serving patients during the crisis.

Tactical Back Office offers remote, turn-key employees

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06/01/2020

MINDEN, Nev. – As more people are ordered to stay home due to the coronavirus, Tactical Back Office’s business model fits the world “like a glove,” says Todd Usher.

Patient experience is top priority in home care

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06/01/2020

Perhaps a piece of silver lining that has come from the pandemic is the provider’s hands-on experience in adapting to change and creating new forms of patient management.

Gov't officials warn about coronavirus-related fraud

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06/01/2020

ATLANTA – The government is already seeing fraudulent scams related to the coronavirus pandemic, says Wayne van Halem, including, unfortunately, a scam involving DMEPOS.

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