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Two steps forward, two steps back

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

When I arrived at work Friday morning, I found the Wall Street Journal on my chair, with this article circled: "Diabetic tester that talks to iPhones and doctors." Then, Editor Liz forwarded me a link to the same article.


The wolves at your door

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We've all heard the stories: HME providers are crooks, out to scam Medicare, etc. etc. Sometimes it's as simple as a local news brief about what I would call a "so-called" HME provider who has been busted for Medicare fraud.


What's the word? Pragmatic.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Merriam-Webster chose "pragmatic" as its 2011 word of the year. For those not in the know, or in possession of a dictionary, the word is defined as "concerned with facts or actual events; practical."


Goal post

Monday, December 12, 2011

Our most recent HME NewsPoll asked whether providers typically set business goals each year. The good news: 78% said yes. The bad news: 22% said no.


The Lyme & the coconut

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Had dinner with my friend Kellie last night who, when I went to check my blood sugar, was reminded of her recent frustrations with the health care system.

It's not about the mashies

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Last week, in anticipation of a celebratory dinner (yay, we survived Medtrade), my coworkers were talking about how they weren't going to eat much that day so they could, well, stuff themselves at the restaurant.

Meet Wayne.

Monday, November 21, 2011

OK. Providers have all heard that they need to get the beneficiaries involved on HME issues, like, say, competitive bidding.

While I agree with that, I have a feeling that there's an obstacle there: the beneficiaries themselves.

Pizza? Sure! As a veggie? Please Congress, just say no.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Do I need to weigh in on this whole pizza as vegetable thing? OK, twist my arm.

If the argument is that school budgets can't handle real foods, I'm not buying it.


Down the drain: $11,906 worth of insulin

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This will break the hearts of pharmacists, HME providers and patients everywhere. The National Community Pharmacists Association put together a little something called Waste Not, Want Not.

World Diabetes Day and a history lesson

Monday, November 14, 2011

If you ask people what the greatest invention of the 20th century was, you'll get a host of answers: the Internet, cell phones, White Out.