December 2003

Poll Results Check for final results in a future issue of HomeCare. Read more >
Billings, Mont. Computers Unlimited is celebrating its twenty-fifth year of business. The HME software company employs 150 people and serves clients in 45 states as well as in Mexico, Canada and... Read more >
The turbulent legislative and regulatory issues that sent home medical equipment providers on a screaming roller-coaster ride this year apparently haven't affected their buying plans. According to... Read more >
Based on a report presented at Medtrade 2003 by Wallace Weeks of The Weeks Group, the following summary looks ahead to market growth, competition and other factors that will affect the HME industry... Read more >
How many technicians does it take to transform an ordinary Mercedes sport utility vehicle into a handicap-accessible street rod? Try five — and in seven days, with a $3,000 budget. At least,... Read more >
Seating and positioning professionals share a high level of passion and caring about what they do and how they affect patients' lives. “[The passion] imbues the whole corporate culture.... Read more >
Altimate Medical/Stander EasyStand Magician Comfy Seat accommodates individuals who are 3 feet to 4 feet, 6 inches tall, and who weigh up to 100 pounds comes with wraparound seat and back support to... Read more >
As the dust settles on Medicare-reform legislation, it is not too early to examine what we, the home care industry, accomplished this year and where we fell short of the mark. This year's experience... Read more >
The home care industry recently received some positive news. Thomas A. Scully, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, authorized the National Supplier Clearinghouse to begin... Read more >
Welcome back to Compliance University. Class is now in session! Let's explore solutions to the problem of “Rule Overload,” which we defined last time. Rule Overload afflicts the majority... Read more >
While everyone focused on wheelchairs and “Operation Wheeler Dealer” in September, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nonchalantly slipped the long-awaited oxygen policy into... Read more >
With great consternation, I read the following recently: “Medicare spends $600,000 to advertise on a blimp.” Oh, yes! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is advertising the... Read more >
As a nursing home administrator in the 1960s, Donald H. Adler realized that patients being discharged from his facility did not have appropriate home medical equipment. “I was loaning patients... Read more >