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“Stand Up” pays off

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10/22/2014

ATLANTA – AAHomecare’s “Stand Up for Homecare” annual reception raised more than $50,000.

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.

In brief: Stakeholders meet with Rep. Price, 180 Medical recognized

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10/17/2014

ATLANTA – Provider Todd Tyson, owner of Hi Tech Healthcare, and John Gallagher, vice president of government relations for The VGM Group, met with Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Oct. 10 to urge his support for H.R. 5083, which would improve the audit process, and H.R.

Post-acute care: Where do you stand?

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10/10/2014

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.

In brief: ResMed launches program, Respira snags contract

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10/10/2014

SAN DIEGO – ResMed is launching Better Sleep for Women, a new initiative to educate women about the importance of sleep, it announced recently.

Legislative update: Bid fix a priority

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10/03/2014

WASHINGTON – There is a short window of opportunity for the HME industry to push its legislation when lawmakers return after the elections—but there is opportunity, say stakeholders.

In brief: Oncologix makes buy, ASP figures increase

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10/03/2014

ALEXANDRIA, La. – Oncologix Tech has acquired Esteemcare and Affordable Medical Equipment Solutions, it announced Oct. 2.

Lawyer sees promise in cash HME business

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09/26/2014

When Catherine Karuga-Ndivo was ready to leave corporate law behind and open a business, her nurse husband suggested an HME store.

This summer, she opened Vondi Independent Living Supplies in Tewksbury, Mass. 

Reporter's notebook: Loyal customers, the ABN and creativity

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09/26/2014

Suppose you were an HME provider supplying a Medicare beneficiary with oxygen therapy through a competitive bidding contract.

Reporter's notebook: Crash course in charting and other calamities

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09/26/2014

For years, HME providers have been trying to teach physicians what they need to include in their chart notes, often to no avail, says Sarah Hanna, president of ECS Billing & Consulting North.

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