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Stakeholders size up Biden vs. Trump

September 18, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - How will the November elections impact the HME industry? There are a number of dynamics at play in the presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump and in the various races in the House of Representatives and Senate, says John Leppard, a health care analyst with Washington Analysis. “At the top of the line: a Biden win-Democratic sweep is probably a net slightly positive in the near- to medium-term as it augurs greater stability,” he said. “He's less likely...

Biden, Elections, President, Trump

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Trump expands telehealth services to certain providers

March 18, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has expanded Medicare telehealth coverage to allow beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.Beginning March 6, CMS will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country.A range of healthcare providers, such as doctors, nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists and licensed clinical social workers will be able...

Coronavirus Outbreak, Expansion, Telehealth, Trump

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Trump to nominate 'star' to lead HHS

November 14, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will nominate former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to the top post at the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.Trump tweeted on Monday: “He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices.”The nomination follows the resignation of Trump's first HHS secretary, Tom Price. Price left HHS in September amid an investigation into his use of charter flights instead of cheaper commercial flights.Currently,...

HHS secretary, Price resignation, Trump

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On the Editor's Desk

One consultant's take: 'I've never seen people so positive'

December 16, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I was on the phone this week with a seasoned consultant who advises medical device companies on strategic plans and M&A. He said he's gearing up for a very busy 2017. “Since the election, I've been working with a number of companies on strategic plans,” he told me. “I though it might take them half way into next year to make moves—that they wanted to see the 'proof in the pudding' of a more business-friendly administration—but people are making moves already. They're...

Election, M&A, strategic plans, Trump

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