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Editorial

Be a champion for your patients, caregivers

September 1, 2016Guest Commentary

Readers of HME News already know the statistics: The number of people with chronic care needs who wish to age at home will soon exceed the number of caregivers available to help. This has far-reaching implications for HME companies who have labored for years under restrictive Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance coverage determinations.HME reimbursement has been limited by the priorities of a health system pre-occupied with acute care interventions. “Medical necessity,” an acute care...

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On the Editor's Desk

Be the hero

January 20, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

How many of you HME providers find yourselves interacting more with caregivers than the actual users of your equipment and services? Do you know what these caregivers, who aren't growing in numbers fast enough, need most? That's what I was thinking about as I was reading AARP's recently released report “Caregiving Innovation Frontiers: A universal need, a growing opportunity—leveraging technology to transform the future.” Here's how AARP sets the stage for its report, which it put...

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Providers

Caregiver's corner

March 28, 2014Leah Hoenen

EL PASO, Texas - After Dora Williams' grandfather had a stroke, she and her family struggled to provide home care and they felt they had no one to turn to. That's what motivated Williams, president of BEK Medical, to write an e-book called “Finding Independence at Any Age: A Caregiver's Guide to Independent Living and an Introduction to Home Medical Equipment.” Her goal: to help others navigate the world of HME.HME News: How did your experiences lead you into the HME business?Dora Williams:...

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E-SP

I haven't seen so much HME in one place since my last visit to Black Bear Medical.

December 22, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

They came clutching Medicare cards, fingers wrapped firmly around cane handles and rollator grips. I haven't seen so much home medical equipment in one place since my last visit to Black Bear Medical. This morning  a couple of hundred seniors—and me—descended on a local church for flu shots. What does this have to do with HME News, you ask? This morning reminded me of just how much people depend on HME in order to stay mobile, active and healthy. I don't think most people really...

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