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The post-acute pack: Can HME provides come out on top?


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Post-acute care, including HME, is the Wild Wild West of health care, and that’s a good thing, several speakers said at the 11th annual HME News Business Summit in September.

The post-acute pack: How can HME providers come out on top?


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Post-acute care, including HME, is the Wild Wild West of health care, and that’s a good thing, several speakers said last week at the 11th annual HME News Business Summit.

Cardinal Health bets on post-acute management services


DUBLIN, Ohio – Cardinal Health will acquire a majority stake in naviHealth, a Nashville, Tenn.-based company that partners with health plans, health systems and providers to manage post-acute care.

Post-acute care could pay off

New payment systems offer new opportunities, says Kelsey Mellard of PACCR

ARLINGTON, Va. – Providers need to educate themselves on different post-acute care payment models if they want to get a piece of the pie, says Kelsey Mellard.

Beware these pitfalls of acute, post-acute care alignment


BURTONVILLE, Md. – Sure, the push by hospitals and health systems to reduce readmission rates has created opportunities for post-acute care providers.

Unfortunately, perception is reality

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I had conversations this week with two very smart women, Tammy Zelenko and Michelle Templin, about how referral sources and payers have no idea what HME providers actually do.

I expect this of most lawmakers, but referral sources and payers?

Post-acute care: Where do you stand?


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – As the paradigm in health care shifts, Managed Health Care Associates (MHA), the parent company of The MED Group, wants to make sure its post-acute care provider members, including those in HME, are armed with the information they need to make the right business decisions.

Heard at the Summit: Branch out and mind your data


MINNEAPOLIS – With the explosion of interest in post-acute care, it’s time for HME providers to get off the sidelines, said the speakers at last week’s HME News Business Summit.

You do play a role! You can succeed!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Getting the Power Point presentations for the HME News Business Summit always makes me feel like a little kid at Christmas.

The presentations started rolling in last week, and let me tell you, they didn’t disappoint.

The changing shape of the HME industry

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It’s only the fourth day of summer, but at HME News headquarters, we’re already thinking fall. (Which is a shame, really, because summers in Maine are so, so short!)

Why? Believe or not, we’re gearing up for our pre-show (September) and show (October) issues for Medtrade.