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How do you "like" that?

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09/25/2011

SALT LAKE CITY - Vitality Medical has seen an upswing in sales, thanks to an unlikely undertaking.

Providers should offer comfort clothing—if their teams have the right stuff

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09/25/2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - There's a demand for "comfort clothing" and if HME providers don't meet it, customers will go somewhere else to find it.

Providers seek inside track with hospitals

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09/25/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine - The details on accountable care organizations (ACOs) are still being hammered out, but savvy providers are already piloting new programs aimed at helping hospitals reduce readmissions.

Consumers openly price-shopping

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09/25/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine - Internet competition is nothing new for brick-and-mortar HME providers, but consumers seem to be getting more aggressive when it comes to price shopping, they say.

Apria employee saves two

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09/25/2011

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - Michael Gonzalez, an Apria account liaison, believes fate played a hand when he saved a girl and her father from drowning here in August.

Do lower reimbursements equal lower-quality HME?

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09/22/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine - Providers around the country report an increasing amount of lower-quality HME on the market.

"We've seen a major decline in quality," said Aaron Lauver, president of Milton, Pa.-based Susquehanna Valley Mobility Services.

AmeriCare gets ahead of curve

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08/31/2011

PONTIAC, Mich. -- AmeriCare Medical in August launched a pilot program that will allow the provider to pick up where the hospital leaves off.

Apria's Tennessee support center still growing

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08/25/2011

JACKSON, Tenn. - Apria Healthcare plans to hire another 50 people by the end of this year at its facility in here according to local news reports. In 2004, the provider took over a 55,000-square-foot space and had about 200 employees. By the end of this year, it will encompass 100,000 square feet and have about 650 employees, who provide support to about 25% of Apria's East Coast branches. Most of the employees in Jackson are responsible for taking orders from patients and referral sources, processing payments, and doing collections.

Survey sought input on salary

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08/25/2011

When Richard Davis wanted to create a realistic--and rewarding--pay scale for his employees, he turned to the experts: his fellow HME providers. Davis, vice president of customer satisfaction and human resources for Valdosta, Ga.-based Barnes Healthcare, created a salary survey that he shared through LinkedIn and various state associations. He spoke with HME News recently about why it's important to not only pay a fair wage, but to create incentives for employees to grow.

Professionalism will help your business

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08/25/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine - Becoming more professional is better for business, better for patients and better for profitability, Joel Marx, president of Cleveland-based Medical Service Co. and AAHomecare chairman told HME News TV recently.

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