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Complex rehab market is not increasing

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02/22/2016

I read with great interest the “growth market” article in your Vendors section in last month’s issue (“Rehab attracts new players,” February 2016). 

Another positive sign for HME industry? Fresh faces

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01/25/2016

It has been said that our industry is shrinking, which I do believe has some truths. I, however, see our industry in a more transformative state, with new products, new services and new ideas.

DME is what we use, HME is what we do

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01/25/2016

Historically, items like hospital beds, oxygen tanks and concentrators, wheelchairs, commodes, ambulatory aids, compressors and other items that could be used to support a medical need on an ongoing basis were referred to as DME.

What's the key to successful physician adoption of electronic templates?

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01/25/2016

Dedicated documentation acquisition specialists can assist mobility suppliers in coordinating with prescribing practitioners for purposes of scheduling, successfully examining, and thoroughly documenting the results of face-to-face exams for power and manual wh

Build a business for the best of times

Do not be afraid to make investments in new technologies and new opportunities
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01/04/2016

In “A Tale of Two Cities” Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” In the past few years, the HME industry has experienced some of the best of times and some challengi

Rip a page from history books

Demand that mobility funding not be about just medical necessity, but quality of life
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01/04/2016

As we celebrate the 25th year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a striking contradiction remains toward full inclusion of those with disabilities: The funding model for mobility technology is an antiquated policy that only addresses in-home medical necess

Caregiving: 'Convenience' is now 'value' in health care

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01/04/2016

“The vast majority of health care is actually provided by families, not by healthcare professionals,” according to a 2014 Family Caregiving Alliance report. The U.S.

Maintain profitablity despite changes

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11/23/2015

Facilitating the highest quality of care for patients remains the central focus of HME providers.

Stay focused on task at hand

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11/23/2015

Audits, new rounds of bidding in the Medicare Rounds 1 and 2 competitive bid areas, ICD-10 transition, face-to-face documentation—so many issues to keep track of to ensure your company is in compliance.

Clinician's corner: Explore payment options for elevation

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11/23/2015

In my travels and discussions with clinicians and providers I am hearing a disturbing myth that “nobody” pays for a power seat elevation system. This could not be further from the truth.

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