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Healthcare's Last Mile

HME filled critical gaps in care & fortified referral bonds during Covid-19. Now what?

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Prepping for CMS’s Audit Ramp-up

Providers will see an increase in claims audits from Medicare and other funding sources in 2022. Audit expert Wayne van Halem offers insights into what they can expect.

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A New Approach to Mask Fitting

There are several patient factors that mask fitting traditionally hasn’t accommodated, but probably should. A new technology tool is trying to change that.

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Product Spotlight

CathWear: Rethinking Leg Bag Management

Aiming to solve burdens felt by catheter patients, a new undergarment offers a unique solution for wearing and managing leg bags that emphasizes ease and quality of life.

Provider Strategy

Purchasing a DME Supplier Business

What are the potential kickback pitfalls, and how do you avoid them?

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Products & Technology

Unstoppable Innovation

COVID-19 might have dominated the headlines, but the HME industry’s software companies have continued to push the envelope when it comes to developing new capabilities. Here’s a round-up of recent innovations to hit the market.

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Must-Stock Retail DME Categories

What DME items should be sitting on your retail shelves? We take a look at some key product categories that any pharmacy specializing in DME products should offer.

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Top Honors

This year’s edition of the HMEB New Products of the Year Award saw 15 winners across a variety of categories. We take closer look at what makes the 2021 award winners so special.

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The Importance of Collecting Patient Satisfaction Surveys

If patient relationships truly are at the heart of what HME providers do, then tracking client satisfaction is critical.

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Wound Care: A Misunderstood Opportunity

Many DME pharmacies side-step offering reimbursable wound care products, but an expert explains why wound care might be much more approachable than they think.



The COVID-19 Fight Continues

One area of HME that continues to face the ongoing public health emergency is accreditation. Two accreditation professionals explain how they’ve responded to the pandemic.

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Telehealth Staffing of Respiratory Therapists

As providers seek to consider new staffing and outsourcing solutions, rtNOW has stepped up to offer RTs that can help sleep and home ventilator providers more flexibly manage their businesses.

Video Interview

A Closer Look at a New Oxygen Monitoring System

Barry Hassett of oxygen equipment maker CAIRE Inc. discusses the myCAIRE remote device management solution for portable and stationary oxygen concentrators from his company.

Video Interview

New Immunization and Testing Certifications

Sandy Canally of The Compliance Team discusses two new services available from her company that can help HME suppliers and DME pharmacies expand the services they provide — and their revenues.

Video Interview

Moving HME to its Connected Care Future

Brightree Chief Product Officer Nupura Kolwalkar-Rana explains the roadmap and building blocks that will get HME providers to implement transparent, orchestrated, effective connected care.

Video Interview

A New Infusion Benefit and New Opportunities

Sandy Canally of The Compliance Team tells us about how CMS has deemed a new infusion benefit and explains how this can be an opportunity for HME providers and DME pharmacies.

Video Interview

Medtrade East from a Newcomer’s Perspective

Caitlin Warner of The Compliance Team has been in the industry for a long time, but hasn't had a chance to get to Medtrade East until this year. She shares her perspective on the show.

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HME and Connected Care

Brightree CEO Matt Mellott discusses the market and healthcare factors driving the need for providers to offer seamless, transparent connected care, and his company's strategy for helping them achieve it.

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An E-Prescribing Solution Comes to the DME Industry

Several factors have slowed DME’s adoption of e-prescription, but a new coalition has kicked things into high gear.

Podcast

Equipment Management: Getting Back to Basics

Covid-19 and the increased emphasis on infection control have made this fundamental business process all the more critical. What goes into effective, optimized equipment management?

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