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ACA or no ACA, HME providers don't expect much change


The fate of the Affordable Care Act lies in the hands of the Republican-controlled Congress, but HME providers for the most part don’t expect to feel much of an impact if the program were repealed.

Binson’s to ‘Binson-ize’ H-Care


CENTER LINE, Mich. – Binson’s Home Health Care Centers is ramping up its retail presence in Michigan with the acquisition of two H-Care stores in Flint and Saginaw.

Industry cheers Price nomination

‘He has been an incredibly vocal opponent of CMS’

WASHINGTON – As the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., would have a huge agenda—one that, industry stakeholders believe, could better support HME.

Q&A: DME Exchange


Dallas may have the highest rate of uninsured residents in the country, and DME Exchange of Dallas, a nonprofit organization that collects, refurbishes and redistributes DME, is on a mission to help the city’s most vulnerable.

FODAC paves way with accreditation


ATLANTA – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) recently received accreditation as a DME provider from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA), paving the way for it to partner with other healthcare providers, says the nonprofit. 

Providers prep for more fallout in Round 1 areas


YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers in Round 1 areas are bracing themselves for an additional Medicare reimbursement cut of, on average, 5.2% on Jan. 1.

VGM fights back with data


WATERLOO, Iowa – Results from The VGM Group’s “Supplier Impact Survey” debunk CMS’s claims that its competitive bidding program hasn’t affected access to home medical equipment.

Pharmaceuticals and HME: No parity

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Things have been tough for the HME community for the past few years but this summer has taken it to a whole ‘nother level.

CMS proposes bid surety bonds


WASHINGTON – CMS is seeking to require providers to obtain bid surety bonds, according to a proposed rule.

Buying Triggers: Find out why they chose you

Q. How do I discover my customer’s buying triggers?

A. The two key HME buying triggers are “the reason they need a product or service” and “why they choose your company over your competitor.” The first buying trigger is easy to obtain. The second, on the other hand, is not so simple.