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

Home infusion does its part

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05/22/2020

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – While much of the current focus around the coronavirus pandemic focuses on respiratory complications, home infusion providers have been busy doing their part to help hospitals “clear the decks” and free up hospital beds for COVID-19 patients, says Harriet Booker, COO at Option Care Health.

Protech ‘ready to seize on industry forces’

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05/22/2020

CINCINNATI – Protech Home Medical reported revenues of $24.1 million in the second quarter of 2020, a 16% increase compared to the same period in 2019.

Change Healthcare launches solutions update, expands access in wake of pandemic

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05/22/2020

NEWTON, Mass. – Change Healthcare, a healthcare technology company that provides data and analytics-driven solutions, has launched InterQual 2020, the latest edition of its flagship clinical decision support solution,

Access2CRT conference pushed to 2021

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05/21/2020

WASHINGTON – NCART and NRRTS will not hold an Access2CRT Summit this year, after originally postponing it in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Numotion Foundation contributes to COVID-19 relief

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05/20/2020

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Numotion Foundation has contributed $100,000 to the COVID-19 relief efforts of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

ResMed launches digital tool for selecting masks

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05/19/2020

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has launched ResMed MaskSelector, a digital tool to make remote patient mask selection and sizing easier and more effective, helping patients receive the care they need from home.

Invacare tries to even out impact of pandemic

Company balances increased demand for respiratory products with decreased demand for mobility products
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05/15/2020

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare saw decent sales in the first quarter of 2020, particularly in mobility and seating products, but the company expects a decline in the second quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ATP exams restart

‘This has put a bump in the road, but the net of all of it is, we’ll still be in a better position today than we were’
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05/15/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – Prometric reopened its test centers on May 1, allowing complex rehab professionals to once again sit for RESNA’s ATP exams after an almost two-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Golden preps team for digital sales

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05/14/2020

OLD FORGE, Pa. – Golden Technologies’ sales team has undergone extensive digital training in recent weeks as the company prepares to adapt to the way HME retailers are doing business in the current pandemic environment.

Survey results show impact of COVID-19 on HME

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05/14/2020

WASHINGTON – Almost all HME providers are experiencing issues accessing personal protective equipment, according to a recent survey from AAHomecare.

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