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Hurricane Florence tests HME providers and their patients

‘Getting in touch with them is harder than it’s been with past storms,’ says one provider

WILMINGTON, N.C. – In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence late last week, HME providers struggled to get back to business as usual and scrambled to make contact with a large population of displaced patients.

Stark, Baird on post-Jan. 1

They address referral source re-education, capped rental conundrums, and outdated agreements

YARMOUTH, Maine – The Medicare landscape could look very different on Jan. 1, 2019, but industry watchers don’t expect any knee-jerk reactions from HME providers.

Inc. list loses luster for HME providers

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Every year around this time, HME News usually gets a small flurry of press releases from HME providers who have landed on Inc. Magazine’s annual 5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.

Exhibitors see opportunity for interaction


Medtrade exhibitors sound bullish about this year’s trade show and conference because they see opportunity in meeting with attendees about how to optimize the HME supply chain going forward.

Show connections are the ‘new capital’


The nature of Medtrade may have changed since it started, but the value of it for HME providers hasn’t, group director Kevin Gaffney says.

Medtrade: Early bird gets the worm


ATLANTA – Early rates for Medtrade 2018 expire Aug. 25. The early rates allow attendees to save $100 on a conference pass and $50 on an expo pass. This year’s show is scheduled for Oct. 15-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

‘It’s as much design as anything’


BILLINGS, Mont. – While some HME companies look to home modifications as a good “offshoot” business, Robin Campbell launched Accessible Home Solutions from the ground up about a year ago.

Q&A: Senior Needs eases access issues

‘People are struggling to get this equipment’

MARYSVILLE, Tenn. – Timothy Hollis, who works in business development for Home Instead Senior Care in Marysville, Tenn., and its owner, David Kiger, recently launched Senior Needs to provide HME and supplies free of charge.

Is lobbying lethargy setting in?

Not so, says one respondent: ‘If we don’t drive change, nobody else will’

YARMOUTH, Maine – The results of a recent HME Newspoll show an industry divided over the benefits of lobbying, with one camp citing Medicare as a lost cause and another believing too much is at stake not to advocate.

Bidding: Will CMS get it right the next time around?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

When provider David Chase first submitted bids for the competitive bidding program, his team of seven armed themselves with pencils, calculators and coffee, working every night for three weeks to understand their costs and come up with—what he thought—were sensible bids.