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

Oswald’s Pharmacy pivots with testing and more

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08/28/2020

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Oswald’s Pharmacy has been learning new ones since 1875. Its newest trick? Covid-19 antibody testing.

Retail providers respond to market shifts

‘We had to create a new supply chain for a lot of these things’
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08/21/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – When customer demand for standard DME took a nosedive during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, retail providers found themselves shifting gears to meet market demands.

Tornado forces rebuild, rethink

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08/21/2020

HERMITAGE, Tenn. – Provider Kevin Brown was hit with a double whammy in early March, when a deadly tornado struck the Nashville area, just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold.

F&P updates guidance

Company sees 5% revenue growth for home care, 91% for hospital group
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08/18/2020

IRVINE, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare saw lower diagnosis rates of obstructive sleep apnea globally for the first four months of its fiscal year 2021 but mildly elevated rates of mask resupply, the company stated in a recent update.

F&P updates guidance

Company sees 5% revenue growth for home care, 91% for hospital group
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08/18/2020

IRVINE, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare saw lower diagnosis rates of obstructive sleep apnea globally for the first four months of its fiscal year 2021 but mildly elevated rates of mask resupply, the company stated in a recent update.

Option Care Health weathers ‘turbulent period’

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08/14/2020

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health saw a decline in new patient referrals during the second quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19, but that was offset by growth in its chronic care business, says CEO John Rademacher.

NCPA moves conference online

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08/14/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The 2020 National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Convention is shifting to a virtual meeting, Oct.

Dispatches from the dining room: Another stupid question? Everyone's a critic

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Every month HME News sends out a newspoll to gauge provider opinion on timely issues affecting the HME industry. Some poll questions are better than others, but we always try to put thought into them.

It’s harder than you might think.

CU moves users conference online

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08/11/2020

BILLINGS, Mont. – Computers Unlimited will transition its annual Users Group Conference to a virtual event due to the ongoing COVID-10 pandemic.

AdaptHealth posts strong quarter amid pandemic

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08/05/2020

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – AdaptHealth reported net revenue of $232.1 million for the second quarter ended June 30, an 87% increase from the same period in 2019, aided by its ability to supply critically needed equipment and medical supplies to referral partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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