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In brief: Cost pressures, acquisitions, diversity

May 13, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The cost of delivering home medical equipment continues to rise, according to the results of a new survey from VGM & Associates.  The survey of nearly 100 HME providers in eight regions of the U.S. looked at the increase in cost of goods, employee wages and freight, as well as cost of delivery per mile, PPE and average wages.   “While I suspected the various costs and related factors in securing appropriate HME delivery services would increase –...

Ascensia, Encore Healthcare, Essentially Women, Home Medical Equipment, Kubat HealthCare, MAMES, Numotion, Reliable Medical, Scootaround


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Essentially Women presents EW Ruth Addison Award

May 12, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Essentially Women, a division of VGM & Associates, named Mary Walsh Aframe as the 2022 Essentially Women Ruth Addison Award Winner at this year’s Focus Conference. Essentially Women presents the EW Ruth Addison Award each year to an individual who has made a significant impact within her company, her community and the women’s health industry. Walsh Aframe, the owner and founder of The Women’s Image Center in Worcester, Mass., has been instrumental in the introduction...

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EW’s Focus Conference pushed to May

January 13, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Essentially Women’s Focus Conference has been rescheduled to May 1-3, 2022, “out of an abundance of caution” due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, say organizers. The event was originally slated to take place Feb. 5-7 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla., “The safety and health of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers and staff is our key priority,” said Nikki Jensen, vice president of Essentially Women. “We have a responsibility...

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EW’s upcoming Focus Conference offers chance to reconnect

December 3, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. – Organizers of this year’s Focus Conference say attendee and exhibitor registrations are trending in the right direction, a sign of excitement for a return to in-person events.  The conference, which takes place Feb. 5-7 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla., offers attendees a chance to “reconnect, reset and refresh,” says Nikki Jensen.  “I think something we have all learned from virtual meetings is that virtual...

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In brief: Emergency preparedness, RehabPulse investment, Permobil hero

October 29, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM, state and regional HME associations and other stakeholders have launched a survey to help guide an Emergency Preparedness for Home Medical Equipment Suppliers Committee that was formed earlier this year.  Information from the 10-question survey on provider experiences during disasters will be collected and sent to appropriate officials who may be able to assist with improved processes and programs. Committee members have already met with Tangita Daramola,...

Copper Star, Essentially Women, Home Medical Equipment, Oventus, Permobil Foundation, RehabPulse.com


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Registration open for Focus Conference

October 25, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Registration is now open for Essentially Women’s Focus Conference. The annual event for women’s health providers, is scheduled for Feb. 5-7 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. “We are excited to host our conference in person again,” said Nikki Jensen, vice president of Essentially Women. “It is a place where our members can network, share best practices and just relax and have some fun with each other, which is much needed...

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Nominations open for annual women’s health award

October 25, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Nominations for Essentially Women’s 3rd Annual EW Ruth Addison Award of Excellence are open. Essentially Women presents this award each year to an individual who has made a significant impact within her company, her community and the women’s health industry. Nominees can be women’s health providers, mastectomy fitters, manufacturers and other professionals in the women’s health industry. Nominations are open to all women, regardless of title or position, through...

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Women’s health: Stakeholders push to increase access

October 8, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – Supporters of women’s health legislation to increase access to custom breast prostheses and compression garments hope to gain needed momentum this fall to get their bills passed before the end of the year, they say.  The Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act of 2021 would provide coverage for custom fabricated breast prostheses. The House bill, H.R. 3087, sponsored by Judy Chu, D-Calif, has 15 co-sponsors; the Senate companion bill, S. 2051, co-sponsored by Sens. Tammy...

Compression Garments, Custom Breast Prostheses, Essentially Women, Lymphedema Advocacy Group


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Senators re-introduce bill to improve access to custom breast prosthetics

June 21, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on June 15 re-introduced legislation to ensure that breast cancer patients and survivors who have had a mastectomy are able to access custom breast prosthetics under Medicare.  The Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act of 2021 would provide coverage for custom fabricated breast prostheses – which, unlike other prosthetic devices, aren’t covered by Medicare – to more than 100,000 women who undergo...

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Essentially Women hosts mix of live, on-demand sessions

October 6, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Essentially Women will host its annual conference virtually in 2021. The Focus: The EW (Virtual) Conference will host eight live sessions Jan. 25-28, and more on-demand sessions Jan. 29-Feb. 28. “We made the tough decision to go virtual this year,” said Nikki Jensen, vice president of Essentially Women. “We would much prefer to meet in-person, but due to COVID-19, we knew it would be in the best interest of all participants if this year's conference were virtual.”...

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