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06/21/2016

It is a sport played in 27 countries. Thousands of uniquely gifted athletes of all ages compete. Scores of spectators are amazed. It touches hearts and changes lives.

For tech, benefits outweigh costs

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05/20/2016

2016 is proving to be another exciting year for information technology in the HME industry.

Opportunity knocks for HME

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03/21/2016

HME suppliers, large and small, are consolidating at a rapid pace. Case in point, German company Linde’s (Lincare) pending acquisition of American HomePatient. Expect to see more large deals happening in 2016.

The battle continues for accessories

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02/22/2016

It is quite remarkable that Congress has to pass a law to get Medicare to follow a law passed seven years prior, and beyond disturbing that when Congress does take such action, Medicare responds with an unprecedented six-month implementation delay, which will p

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

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