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Draining the swamp at CMS won’t happen overnight

Thursday, May 25, 2017
John Gallagher
vice president of VGM Government Relations

What are the most important things needed to break a nut loose from a rusty bolt? Some WD-40, a few good tools, and an abundance of elbow grease.

Realistic Rebecca?

Friday, May 12, 2017

Publisher Rick Rector told me recently, I get comments all the time about how a lot of the news we run is negative.


Dr. Oz, Apple and their prime time effect

Monday, April 24, 2017

Earlier this year, we wrote about ResMed teaming up with Dr. Mehmet Oz to launch SleepScore Labs, a new company focused on helping people understand and improve their sleep.

What has been the impact of the national roll out of competitive bidding pricing?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In a recent HME Newspoll, we asked HME providers to share how their businesses have been impacted by the national roll out of bid pricing. More than 100 responded. Here is an excerpt of what they said.

Welcome to Port Angeles, Washington, home of dedicated HME providers

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The United States is a vast and wonderous place. From our perch in Maine, high up on the eastern seaboard, we here at HME News get to talk to people all across the country, including—when we can get those pesky time zones aligned—Alaska and Hawaii (here’s looking at you, Paul Gammie!).

Will Price pull-through?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

HME stakeholders have always had a dual strategy: regulatory and legislative.

But with industry champion Tom Price as the new secretary of Health and Human Services, their regulatory strategy has taken on a new sense of urgency.

Competitive bid program reform options and opportunities

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Barry Alexander, Matthew Agnew, and Emily Shaw

The DMEPOS competitive bidding program has a long and controversial history; at this point, however, the program appears to be well-cemented into the fabric of the industry.

TO’d and sick of the BS

Friday, March 10, 2017

The best part of my twitter feed is a handful of HME providers who are fairly active on the social media tool.

Can't shake this topic

Friday, March 10, 2017

I always learn something new at Medtrade. This year, I learned new methods for greeting people without shaking hands, including the fist bump, the elbow tap and the air high five.

Medtrade Spring Day 2: An AAHomecare update and some sales tips for you

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

At dinner Monday evening we had a great vantage point from which to people watch. It being Vegas, you’d think that meant watching a very…colorful parade.