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VGM: Take impact survey


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group is asking HME providers who haven’t already done so to take its Supplier Impact Survey.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The United States is a vast and wonderous place. From our perch in Maine, high up on the eastern seaboard, we here at HME News get to talk to people all across the country, including—when we can get those pesky time zones aligned—Alaska and Hawaii (here’s looking at you, Paul Gammie!).

Want to succeed? Embrace failure


LAS VEGAS – When Erik Mickelson launched the HME division of his family’s pharmacy business, it took nine months for him to make his first HME sale.

ACA or no ACA, HME providers don't expect much change


The fate of the Affordable Care Act lies in the hands of the Republican-controlled Congress, but HME providers for the most part don’t expect to feel much of an impact if the program were repealed.

Binson’s to ‘Binson-ize’ H-Care


CENTER LINE, Mich. – Binson’s Home Health Care Centers is ramping up its retail presence in Michigan with the acquisition of two H-Care stores in Flint and Saginaw.

Industry cheers Price nomination

‘He has been an incredibly vocal opponent of CMS’

WASHINGTON – As the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., would have a huge agenda—one that, industry stakeholders believe, could better support HME.

Q&A: DME Exchange


Dallas may have the highest rate of uninsured residents in the country, and DME Exchange of Dallas, a nonprofit organization that collects, refurbishes and redistributes DME, is on a mission to help the city’s most vulnerable.

FODAC paves way with accreditation


ATLANTA – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) recently received accreditation as a DME provider from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA), paving the way for it to partner with other healthcare providers, says the nonprofit. 

Providers prep for more fallout in Round 1 areas


YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers in Round 1 areas are bracing themselves for an additional Medicare reimbursement cut of, on average, 5.2% on Jan. 1.

VGM fights back with data


WATERLOO, Iowa – Results from The VGM Group’s “Supplier Impact Survey” debunk CMS’s claims that its competitive bidding program hasn’t affected access to home medical equipment.