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HME News in 10: Roxanne Venard on lessons from the trenches 

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HME News in 10: Roxanne Venard on lessons from the trenches 

March 29, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – From the COVID-19 pandemic to supply chain challenges, through two recalls and now the exit of a leading manufacturer in the home ventilator market, Roxanne Venard has been in the trenches running a business and taking care of patients.   “We had new products that we had to try to check out, and then the frustration of not being able to get devices and supplies,” said Venard, a registered respiratory therapist and president of Ascent Respiratory Care...

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On the Editor's Desk

Shock and disruption

March 1, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

During the final stages of getting the March issue out the door, Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty and I also had on our to-do list coming up with a guest for the February episode of the HME News in 10 podcast.  Given the recent decision by Philips to exit the home oxygen concentrator and ventilator markets in the United States, we thought it would be important to invite someone who could speak to the continued tumultuousness of the larger respiratory product category in the past few years.  This...

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Andrea Stark on re-engineering Medicare Advantage

September 8, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – There will be overdue changes to Medicare Advantage in the next year that will make them “a lot more friendly” to HME providers, says Andrea Stark.  Stark, a Medicare consultant and reimbursement specialist with MiraVista, joined the HME News in 10 podcast in August to take a deep dive into the “state of the state” of Medicare Advantage and what’s in store for these plans.  Here’s an excerpt:  ‘State of the...

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Dispatches from the dining room: Who's running this show, anyhow?

July 2, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

I couldn't have timed it more perfectly if I were starring in a sitcom. Just ahead of our scheduled podcast recording on Wednesday afternoon, I tucked myself away in my quiet bedroom, phone, laptop with script, and headphones at hand. Ahead of calling our special guest (in this case Apria's Bill Guidetti), Liz and I always connect on the phone to make sure everything is copacetic. And it was, until it wasn't. At that very moment, my fire alarms went off. All of them. “Ohmigodohmigodohmigod”...

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Demand for Lumin 'explodes'

May 29, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Editor's note: To hear Angela Giudice on the HME News in 10 podcast, click here. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - It's been a whirlwind few months for 3B Medical's Lumin, which has found a new purpose amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company's phone started ringing off the hook in mid-March when the New York Times published a story about the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha using ultraviolet light to decontaminate medical supplies and reuse them. The Lumin uses UV to sanitize...

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