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What’s the definition of excellence?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HME News Publisher Rick Rector and I had an excellent conversation with the judges of the HME Excellence Awards this week, during which we pondered the following question:

What’s the definition of excellence and how has it changed?

Dear Prudence: Do I have to use a mail-order Rx?

Monday, July 28, 2014

I’ve mentioned in this space before about my obsession with an advice column called Dear Prudence. While many issues are wacky (Help!

Aww, shucks!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Did you know that tiny Yarmouth, Maine’s main claim to f

Audits put providers out of business

Friday, July 18, 2014
Van Miller
CEO and founder, The VGM Group

Editor’s note: The following is a letter to the editor from Van Miller that appeared in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier in July.

Rebundling your offerings, wearing suits and moving the needle

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I’ve had great conference calls this week with the moderators and panelists for the three panel discussions at this year’s HME News Business Summit.

(Shameless plug: It’s less than two months away, by the way, so register today!)

Rainy days demand good news

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

We’re entering our second day of clouds and heavy rain in southern Maine. We absolutely need the precip, but the weather’s pretty uninspiring.

CMS trying to boldly go where it shouldn't: Alaska

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Did you know that if you laid the state of Alaska on top of the Lower 48 (as they refer to it from up there), it would cover an area stretching from Minnesota to Texas? And that there are only about eight DME providers in the whole state?

Dog days of summer? More like work like a dog

Friday, July 11, 2014

It’s definitely the dog days of summer outside of HME News world headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine.

As I sit here writing this blog, waiting for our production department to finalize the HME Newswire that will go out at 6 a.m. EST on Monday, it’s a beautiful 74 degrees outside.

How to make the world work better

Monday, June 30, 2014

I get quite a few things in my email inbox that aren’t quite the right fit for HME News. As I often have to explain to this PR person or that PR person, our niche in health care is pretty specific: home medical equipment.

Babycakes, it's Blue Friday

Friday, June 27, 2014

I'm not sure what Editor Liz Beaulieu thought when she perused the recent OIG reports on market share of mail order diabetes supplies but I took a look and thought, holy #@%*! It's not that a shift in market share was unexpected, but to see it in black and white was truly eye-opening.