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This is the home for our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the HME industry.

Health Mobius sees spike in online shopping

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09/23/2020

CHICAGO – Health Mobius says its online shopping platform has helped hundreds of pharmacies and HME providers nationwide secure new revenue streams during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vertess closes four deals during pandemic

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09/22/2020

FORTH WORTH, Texas – Vertess has closed on four DME transactions in the second and third quarters, despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outlook for 2020: ‘Focus on service and trust’

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09/18/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – The COVID-19 pandemic has hit home that providers need to go from being HMEs to HMAs—home medical advisors, said Invacare’s Matthew Monaghan during last week’s HME News Business Summit.

Highmark Health taps into stay-at-home preferences

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09/18/2020

PITTSBURGH – Highmark Health recently expanded its Home Recovery Care program to two more hospitals in its network, boosted by the ongoing public health emergency that has increased the value of home care.

In brief: COVID vaccine, Hub’s and Sears, MedCare’s new digs

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has authorized licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older, subject to certain requirements.

Pharmacists get OK to provide eventual COVID vaccine

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has authorized licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older, subject to certain requirements.

Community Rx ready to provide coronavirus vaccinations

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09/02/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Eighty-six percent of community pharmacists say they plan to offer coronavirus vaccines when then hit the marketplace, according to a new survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

UPitt surveys attendees on ISS

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09/02/2020

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh is surveying prospective attendees of the 37th International Seating Symposium about their likelihood of attending the event, depending on the pandemic situation.

Post office troubles concern providers

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08/28/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – A perfect storm of delays at the U.S. Postal Service combined with an increase in demand for mail-order supplies due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for providers.

‘Life has changed’ for HME providers

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08/28/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – What’s it like to be an HME provider in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic? It runs the gamut from watching your business dry up, to feeling like the mask police to not being able to hug your mom.

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