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Help wanted? Providers try to adjust

July 14, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers say difficulties hiring – and keeping – employees is hurting business and forcing them to get creative.  Provider George Kucka says it’s like “pulling teeth” to get people to even show up for interviews, let alone show up once they are hired.  “We’re under capacity,” said Kucka, president of Fairmeadows Home Health in Schererville, Ind. “People get prescriptions for PAP, but don’t have...

Employee, Hiring, Home Medical Equipment (HME)

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Hiring prospects are grim, according to HME Newspoll

June 18, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – A whopping 90% of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they’re having difficulty hiring employees, an issue that’s exacerbated by existing struggles with low reimbursement.  The largest percentage of respondents (72%) reported they’re having the most difficulty hiring entry level employees like customer service representatives.  “With cuts in reimbursement over the years, compounded with massive audits and recoupments, there is not...

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Invacare looks to hire again

October 26, 2017HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - After a consent decree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration forced Invacare to reduce its workforce a number of times in the past few years, the company is ready to hire again.Invacare is hosting a job fair today at its corporate headquarters, with an eye toward hiring workers skilled in computer numerical control, welding, assembly, sewing and machine operation, according to The Chronicle Telegram.Invacare's Lara Mahoney told the local newspaper that the company is looking to...

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Reporter's notebook: Bucking the trend, some providers hiring

September 24, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

While many HME providers report tightening their belts or even closing their doors, others are growing and hiring.Phoenix, Ariz.-based Maldonado Medical increased its hiring rate by 73% from June of 2012 to June of 2013, and continues to maintain a steady 15% increase in hiring per quarter, the provider announced in August.Maldonado has beefed up its staff to expand beyond its home base in Phoenix and two locations in California into Texas and Minnesota. The provider specializes in pre- and post-operative...

Hiring, Home Medical Equipment (HME)

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