You've cat to be kitten me

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07/24/2015

It’s no great secret that the HME industry isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.

Whereas dolphin trainers and bourbon master tasters need not concern themselves with reimbursement cuts, a massive appeals backlog at the Administration Law Judge level, audits and competitive bidding, providers do. Which is why I cherish those rare moments of levity—like this one.

I often ask providers and other industry figures to send me a headshot to go with a story I’ve written.

Awhile back I asked Mr. James Leedom, owner of Lomita, Calif.-based Home Health Depot, for a picture to pair with an article about the difficulties of becoming a provider in today’s healthcare climate. He sent the photo I requested along with a backup:

*used with express written purrrrmission from J. Leedom

It made my day. Would all providers send me headshots of themselves in catface, I would be a very happy editor.

Jim Leedom will be a panelist at the HME News Business Summit Sept. 13-15 at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University. Make sure to stop by and say “Hi” to him. To register for the summit, click here.