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HME industry is open to business travel in 2021

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HME industry is open to business travel in 2021

April 16, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – The majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll (62%) say they plan to attend at least one in-person industry event this year, because “it’s time for us to get back to business as usual.”  Helping to make their decision easier, say several respondents: vaccines.  “I’ve missed seeing friends and colleagues,” said Victoria Peterson of Respiratory & Medical Homecare in Texas. “With an...

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Tomorrow Health adds Geisinger to growing list of contracts

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Tomorrow Health adds Geisinger to growing list of contracts

April 16, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

NEW YORK – Tomorrow Health’s new partnership with Geisinger Health Plan makes it the “missing link” for the plan’s members by enhancing their experience obtaining home medical equipment and supplies, says co-founder and CEO Vijay Kedar.  Tomorrow Health, which recently closed on $25 million in Series A round funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, will coordinate all medical equipment and supplies for Geisinger’s more...

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onehome partners with Devoted Health to expand care 

April 15, 2021HME News Staff

MIRAMAR, Fla. – onehome, a leader in post-acute home-based care, is partnering with Devoted Health, a Medicare Advantage company, to expand care to Devoted Health's members in Arizona, Ohio and San Antonio, Texas. The partnership brings enhanced care into members' homes, enabling them to receive health care, including infusion services, wound therapy and durable medical equipment, at home. "Our members' health and quality of life depend on access to safe and...

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Luke McGee

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AdaptHealth’s McGee placed on leave

April 14, 2021HME News Staff

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – Luke McGee has been placed on unpaid leave from his roles as co-CEO and director of AdaptHealth after authorities in Denmark formally charged him with alleged tax fraud.  The alleged fraud stems from personal activity that occurred between March 2014 and August 2015, and has no connection to AdaptHealth’s business, according to a statement from the company’s board of directors.  “The board of directors...

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Tom Ryan

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Sequestration relief extended through end of year 

April 14, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has passed an amended version of H.R. 1868, extending the pause on the 2% Medicare sequester cuts through the end of 2021.    As a result, about $158 million more in Medicare payments will be made to HME providers over the rest of the year, on top of the $193 million provided by pausing the cuts from May 2020 through March 2021, according to AAHomecare.   “Keeping the 2% sequester...

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VGM announces Heartland lineup 

April 8, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has announced the schedule for its annual Heartland Conference, which will take place in person this year on Sept. 13-15.    The two-day event, which will also feature a virtual component, will span about 70 education sessions on topics ranging from respiratory to accessibility to rehab to leadership to operations to sales and marketing to billing...

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Sue Chen

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Retail: Make marketing your mission

April 6, 2021Sue Chen

Q. Now that members of my local community are getting vaccinated for COVID-19, what are ways we can best market our products and services to encourage people to shop and spend in our stores? A. Marketing is the vehicle and primary communication tool to drive your retail sales. Therefore, without a marketing plan, you won’t have a strong sales strategy. In an era when consumers are bombarded with marketing and advertising just about everywhere they look and hear, the appeal, purpose and authenticity...

HME retail, Home Medical Equipment, Nova Medical Products, Sue Chen


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Todd Usher

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Outsourcing: Barge right in

April 6, 2021Todd Usher

Q. What cost savings does a remote work force offer? A. As we decide how to best handle employees in a post-pandemic world, working from home poses more questions about how to best utilize current staffing. Consider the cost of working from home. Did you supply the PC/scanner/printer? Invest in remote time monitoring or IT infrastructure? Productivity software? What about trust? When I look at job openings online and find every DME around me is hiring for positions that can be filled by remote...

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Council takes in win 

April 2, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Regulatory Council always has a list of challenges it’s working on, but it was nice during its most recent meeting to have something to celebrate: the removal of the budget neutrality requirement for home oxygen therapy.  The change, long-fought for by the industry, will result in a 10% increase in reimbursement, on average, for competitive bidding areas; a 5.1% increase for non-rural areas; and a 4.9% increase for rural...

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Numotion embraces diversity on new level

April 2, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has adopted three strategic pillars to improve diversity and inclusivity at the company, following an initial panel discussion shortly after the death of George Floyd last year that was “eye opening.”  Numotion’s goals: raise dialogue, increase awareness and facilitate change, says Adam Holton, chief human resources officer.  “It was really eye opening for all our employees to hear firsthand the level...

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