Most people would prefer to spend their final years of life at home rather than in an institution, and supplying tools and services to make it possible to do so represents a lucrative emerging... Read more >
HC: Give us a little background about Medtrade’s role in the industry. KG: There are a lot of events these days competing for a providers’ time, money and attention. We recognize... Read more >
I have been around a long time, and I’ve never seen so much confusion in the HME/DME industry. I became active in health care in 1950, several years after completing my tour of duty. I... Read more >
Outside forces such as competitive bidding and a flood of audits make it imperative that HME/DME providers embrace business technology and software tools to boost efficiency and maximize profits... Read more >
ACO, the acronym for an Accountable Care Organization, is a buzzword these days in the health care industry. Nearly everybody has heard the term by now. Many are wondering, what does it mean to... Read more >
The fuel that feeds the home medical equipment engine is referral development and retention. Referrals direct patients and consumers to HME businesses. Business must develop programs, services and... Read more >
One wheelchair includes machine guns that look and sound like the real thing. Another includes a seat from a marine sea rescue helicopter and air brakes. It has a top speed of 24 miles per hour. A... Read more >
Not so many years ago, children with certain serious conditions had little chance of survival. But technology and medicine have come a long way in the last two decades. Now, many medically complex... Read more >
Bryan Anderson’s life changed with a boom on Oct. 23, 2005, in downtown Baghdad, Iraq. The improvised explosive device sent a stream of molten metal through his Humvee, and both his legs were... Read more >
More than 9,300 home medical equipment providers, home health care professionals and manufacturers of home health care products and technology attended Medtrade 2011 on Oct. 24-27 at the Georgia... Read more >
I recently ran into a case of Medicare waste. No, not the kind we read about in OIG reports or DOJ actions. The kind of waste I saw is much more insidious, and it's built into our health care system... Read more >
Anyone doing business in orthopedic softgoods faces ongoing competition from big box retailers and pharmacies, for sure, but HME companies can still compete by offering solid product knowledge and a... Read more >
When Chris Kinard asked Medtrade Spring attendees to describe the HME industry's current condition in one word, some of the responses he got were "catastrophe," "chaos," "uncertainty," "change" and "... Read more >
VMI Fiorella Platform Lift 30-in. usable platform width, 42-in. usable platform length; weight capacity 500 lbs. detachable control unit can be placed anywhere in the vehicle; LCD interface has a... Read more >
A challenge for the bariatric market is to define what the term means. Doctors may define an obese patient as one with a body mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more, while Medicare may define a bariatric... Read more >
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