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DME is what we use, HME is what we do

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01/25/2016

Historically, items like hospital beds, oxygen tanks and concentrators, wheelchairs, commodes, ambulatory aids, compressors and other items that could be used to support a medical need on an ongoing basis were referred to as DME.

Repair techs rank high on job list

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02/13/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – When provider Calvin Fuller heard that TIME.com recently named medical equipment repairer as one of “the 5 best jobs you’ve never heard of,” he wasn’t surprised.

NewsPoll: Beneficiaries experiencing access issues

‘How is this acceptable?’
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11/21/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nearly two years after the implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, and with the Round 1 recompete well under way, a whopping 95% of HME providers report they are still seeing beneficiary access issues.

NewsPoll: Providers express optimism, pessimism

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10/17/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – Come Nov. 4, HME providers say they will do their civic duty and vote. Whether they expect it to make a difference is another story.

Customers can get coupon crazy, providers say

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05/23/2014

Provider David Gordon opened a new retail location in October and has been using a 15% discount to get people into the store. But it’s what happens when they come through the door that’s proven challenging, he says.

Provider transitions to employee ownership

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03/04/2014

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – Home Medical Equipment, a provider of custom mobility products, equipment and services, is now 100% owned by its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Give government what it says it wants: No service

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01/24/2014

Editor’s note: The following letter was in response to a story titled “Subcontracting: Not what it’s cracked up to be,” which appeared in the November issue of HME News.

There are things you can control

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01/24/2014

Providers in the home medical equipment industry often lament the burdensome audit scrutiny we endure from CMS and third-party payers.

Association membership: Expense or investment

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01/24/2014

When it comes to deciding whether or not to join or renew membership with an HME association, the decision maker needs to ask this question: Is this an investment for my business or an expense? At first blush, it would appear to be an expense.

Are you losing track of expensive equipment

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01/24/2014

By Liz Beaulieu, Editor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It was a chance conversation at a coffee shop between two local entrepreneurs that led to the recent launch of HME Recovery.

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