You've cat to be kitten me


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.