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VGM publishes resource on mega trends

February 8, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM & Associates has released its first playbook of the year, “VGM Playbook: Forecasting 2021.” The resource outlines issues, trends and opportunities facing the HME industry this year, including mega trends, data and security, remote workforce, compliance and risk, and health care at home. “VGM is here to be the source for industry updates, education and solutions to strengthen our members’ businesses for 2021 and beyond,” said Clint Geffert,...

Forecasting, Playbook, trends, VGM

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Health spending slows year over year, CMS study finds

December 7, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Overall health spending grew 3.9% in 2017, almost 1% slower than 2016, according to a study conducted by the Office of the Actuary at CMS and published this week by Health Affairs. Medicare spending grew 4.2% in 2017 vs. 4.3% in 2016. Slower growth in fee-for-service Medicare spending (1.4% in 2017 vs. 2.6% in 2016) offset faster growth in Medicare private health plan spending (10% vs. 8.1%). The trends in Medicare FFS and Medicare private health plan spending are attributed, in part,...

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Sleep growth to slow down, according to survey

February 27, 2018HME News Staff

BOSTON - HME providers expect their sleep volume growth to increase over the next 12 months, but at a slower rate than previously reported, according to Needham's “HME Sleep and Oxygen Survey” for the fourth quarter of 2017. Providers expect their sleep volume growth to increase 3% in the next 12 months, according to the latest survey, compared to 5.1%, according to a prior survey. Providers also reported that flow generator prices declined 3% in the last 12 months, compared to 1.8% in...

Needham, sleep survey, trends

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On the Editor's Desk

2013 healthcare deals by sector

March 17, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Here's a sneak peek at The Braff Group M&A Insider for the April issue:   The Braff Group.png Commentary from The Braff Group: This month, we examine how M&A transaction volume in HME compares with other healthcare service sectors. Even with a 45% fall off in HME deal volume in 2013 vs. 2012, the sector still accounted for a sizeable 19% of the 300 deals completed this past year. Leading the way in 2013 was home health, which, despite an increasingly challenging reimbursement...

Data, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), trends

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