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May 4, 2017HME News Staff

George Kucka will receive the AAHomecare/Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award at the association's Washington Legislative Conference later this month. Kucka is president of Fairmeadows Home Health Center in Schererville, Ind., and serves on AAHomecare's board of directors, and chairs the HME/RT Council…Robin Randolph has joined technology startup Metamason as its chief marketing officer. Randolph has nearly 30 years of experience in the sleep industry, most recently as marketing manager for North...

George Kucka, Jeannette Ramcharan, Metamason, Robin Randolph

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DME is what we use, HME is what we do

January 25, 2016Guest Commentary

Historically, items like hospital beds, oxygen tanks and concentrators, wheelchairs, commodes, ambulatory aids, compressors and other items that could be used to support a medical need on an ongoing basis were referred to as DME. This is clearly an accurate, but one-dimensional definition.Insurers, Medicare included, covered these items as a “DME” benefit when a doctor indicated that there was medical necessity requiring the use of any of these items. This one-dimensional view of...

Durable Medical Equipment (DME), George Kucka, Home Medical Equipment (HME)

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Providers resist EHR bandwagon

October 22, 2015Tracy Orzel

YARMOUTH, Maine - While there's a rush toward EHRs, some HME providers are holding fast to their paper-based systems.Provider Angel Pardo, owner of DMR in Doral, Fla. recently purchased a $10,000 filing system to help maintain 31 years worth of records.“I always like to have a paper copy,” said Pardo. “You hear about servers crashing, data corrupting. God forbid you need something and the data is lost.”His No. 2 concern: security.“With paper records, we have an armed...

Angel Pardo, EHRs, George Kucka, Sylvia Toscao

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Three groups look to gain 'critical mass'

April 25, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Calling it a sign of the times, three state associations have merged to form a new regional association. The Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association is comprised of the memberships of the Association of Indiana Home Medical Equipment Services (AIHMES), the Illinois Association for Medical Equipment Services (IAMES), and the Michigan Independent Providers Association (MIPA). “Because of the contraction of the membership base, trying to get a critical mass to be effective and to get...

Association of Indiana HME Services (AIHMES), Dave Doubek, George Kucka, Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association, IL Association for Medical Equipment Services, Tim Hatt

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