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Q&A: DME Exchange

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10/21/2016

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.

Incentives: Drive staff, sales

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10/21/2016

Providers who don’t offer their employees commission-based compensation are doing it all wrong, says Wayne Slavitt, CEO of Long Beach, Calif.-based Mobül.

FODAC paves way with accreditation

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10/21/2016

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. 

Persistence of providers pays off for patients

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10/14/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers in the Southeast were prepared as ever when Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Oct. 8, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t face tremendous challenges.

CQRC turns up the heat

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10/14/2016

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care, a coalition of home oxygen providers and manufacturers, has always taken an active role with CMS and on Capitol Hill, says Chairman Dan Starck.

What’s to learn from Wells Fargo?

Healthcare attorney Elizabeth Hogue spells out legal considerations of sales programs
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10/14/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – Banking giant Wells Fargo is under fire from consumers and Congress for setting such high sales goals, employees felt pressured to create sham accounts. The controversy has shined a light on how companies set up their sales program.

Divide and conquer: PHM plans split

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10/07/2016

LAFAYETTE, La. – After making a splash with the roll up of several HME companies, Patient Home Monitoring said in September it will split into two separate companies as part of a restructuring plan.

Apria provides notice of security breach

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10/05/2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – An email account of an employee at Apria Healthcare that contains personal information of certain individuals has been subject to unauthorized access, the national provider announced Oct. 4.

Apria launches GoFundMe

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09/23/2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Damaged homes, flooded roads and gators didn’t prevent its employees in flood-devastated southeastern Louisiana from taking care of patients, so Apria wanted to take care of them.

Reporter's notebook: Oxygen, sleep providers turn to technology

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09/23/2016

As reimbursement continues to shrink, oxygen and sleep providers are increasingly turning to technology to make their businesses more efficient and their patients happier.

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