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Emily Harken

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Disaster Preparedness: Speak up about expense

November 9, 2022Emily Harken

Q. Are there any efforts to improve processes during a disaster?   A. Recently, the Emergency Preparedness for HME Suppliers Committee, along with VGM and AAHomecare, has been encouraging DMEPOS suppliers to take a survey with questions regarding all the unthought-of expenses associated with a disaster. The committee has been working to illustrate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CMS and state/federal emergency groups the lost dollars and additional expenses incurred before,...

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Emily Harken

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Disaster Preparedness: Access post-disaster resources

October 12, 2022Emily Harken

Q. Can I get reimbursed for lost/destroyed equipment after a disaster?  A. Last month, we discussed preparing for a natural disaster. That article could not have come at a better time as Hurricane Ian recently ripped through much of Florida, the Carolinas and other coastal states. We hope everyone was able to prepare for the disaster.  It seems appropriate now to discuss post-disaster resources.    Government assistance is available if/when the White House declares a national...

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United Spinal equips wheelchair users to better weather disasters

October 28, 2020HME News Staff

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. - The United Spinal Association has launched a disaster preparedness initiative for individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders designed to lessen the effects and risks associated with natural or human-caused disasters. “Read to Roll” addresses the significant challenges individuals living with disabilities face when disasters strike, especially those who rely on power wheelchairs, ventilators and other medical equipment and supplies. “Our goal is to help...

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