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Something wicked this way comes: Literal (literal!) Mayhem heads to the Medicaid program

October 22, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Among the first providers I bumped into at Medtrade last week: The Feiersteins. You know Lisa and Steve of Active Healthcare fame. They sold their sleep business and now focus on nebulizers and certain diabetes supplies. We stopped to chat for several minutes about the direction this industry is going in, what's going to be the next big thing (retail? Probably not) and eventually, Medicaid. Well! It so happens that the Maine-based HME News team had literally (literally!) just learned news that should...

Mary Mayhew, Medicaid, Medtrade 2018


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Homecare Champion speaks on behalf of tiny state and resonates in larger industry

October 19, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BARBOURSVILLE, West Va. - Regina Gillispie was already a 20-year veteran of the HME industry when parts of her rural service area were combined with the Ashland, Ky., MSA in Round 2 of competitive bidding. That forced her off the sidelines and to Washington, D.C., in 2009.“I didn't have a choice,” said Gillispie, owner of Best Home Medical in Barboursville, West Virginia, who was named the 2018 Van Miller Homecare Champion at Medtrade last week.“I said, 'We've got to do something,'...

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Medtrade lookback: Manufacturers take center stage on show floor

October 19, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - Manufacturers and vendors strutted their stuff en mass at Medtrade in October in Atlanta. Here's a roundup of what some of them had on offer.3B feeds cash-hungry providers3B Medical's Alex Lucio said at Medtrade that the company has sold out of its Lumin Bullet, a device that cleans CPAP hoses, even though it hasn't even started production yet. The company expects to make the device available in December.Why is the Lumin Bullet resonating so much with providers? Two reasons: First, it's...

3B Medical, AirAvant, Apacheta, Medtrade 2018, Pride Mobility


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In brief: Medtrade wraps up, new bid resource debuts

October 19, 2018HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Medtrade attendees selected Caire's FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator as this year's gold winner in the New Product Pavilion.Abely's portable electric recliner, the Abelift, took home silver; and 3B Medical's CPAP hose cleaner, the Lumin Bullet, took home bronze.The winners were announced ahead of the show's closing bell on Wednesday.Stand out Stand UpAAHomecare's Stand Up for Homecare reception raised $45,000 to support industry advocacy efforts, according to the association.The...

aahomecare, Lab Tactical, lifeh2h, MAMES, Medtrade 2018, Numotion, Soleo, VGM


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Medtrade wrap-up: Winning products, winning event and one big winner

October 18, 2018HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Medtrade attendees selected Caire's FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator as this year's gold winner in the New Product Pavilion.Abely's portable electric recliner, the Abelift, took home silver; and 3B Medical's CPAP hose cleaner, the Lumin Bullet, took home bronze.The winners were announced ahead of the show's closing bell on Wednesday.Stand out Stand UpAAHomecare's Stand Up for Homecare reception raised $45,000 to support industry advocacy efforts, according to the association.The...

3B Medical, aahomecare, Abely, Caire, Medtrade 2018


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Medtrade kicks off: Conference offers education for 'today and future'

October 12, 2018John Andrews

ATLANTA - Ask Medtrade Education Director Jeff Baird how he and his colleagues develop the most relevant education for HME providers at this week's conference and expo, and he'll tell you it comes down to timing.“The Medtrade Education Advisory Board spends substantial time debating what is relevant to HME providers today and into the future,” he said. “The EAB recognizes that the HME industry today is different from what it was a few years ago, and in a few years it will be different...

Home Medical Equipment, Jeff Baird, Medtrade 2018


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Session spotlight: Measure it, or it never happened

October 12, 2018Jeff Rowe

ATLANTA - Do you know what your HME company's key performance indicators are? At Medtrade, during the session “Key Performance Indicators for your DME Revenue Cycle" on Tuesday, Joey Graham, general manager of Prochant, will explore how to identify, measure and impact KPIs for HME providers.HME News: What percentage of HME providers keeps track of KPIs?Joey Graham: It's super scattered, both in terms of the level of implementation of KPIs and the way providers calculate them. There's no standardized...

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HME Woman of the year finalists announced

September 27, 2018HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Four finalists have been selected for the 2018 HME Woman of the Year, VGM has announced.The finalists, chosen from 39 nominations, are:Karen Atkins, CEO and president, Mobility First;Georgie Blackburn, vice president, government relations and legislative affairs, Blackburn's;Colleen Hunter, CEO and president, Browning's Pharmacy and Health Care; andDeanne Sandvold, vice president and owner, EZ-Access, a division of Homecare Products, Inc.“These women are determined advocates...

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Measure it, or it never happened

September 24, 2018Jeff Rowe

ATLANTA - Do you know what your HME company's key performance indicators (KPI's) are? Chances are you don't, but according to experts, you definitely should. At Medtrade in Atlanta, in “Key Performance Indicators for your DME Revenue Cycle," Joey Graham, general manager of Prochant, will explore how to identify, measure and impact KPIs for HME providers.HME News: What percentage of HME providers keeps track of KPIs?Joey Graham: It's super scattered, both in terms of the level of implementation...

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Education for 'today and the future'

September 24, 2018John Andrews

Ask Medtrade Education Director Jeff Baird how he and his colleagues develop the most relevant topics for HME providers at the annual Georgia World Congress Center conference and expo, Oct. 15-17, he will tell you it comes down to timing.“The Medtrade Education Advisory Board spends substantial time debating what is relevant to HME providers today and into the future,” he said. “The EAB recognizes that the HME industry today is different from what it was a few years...

Home Medical Equipment, Jeff Baird, Medtrade 2018


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