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Every day in the United States, another 10,000 baby boomers turn 65—a growth trend that began in 2010 and will continue until 2030. Approximately 70 percent of our nation’s seniors will require some... Read more >
There has never been a more important time for the home care industry. In terms of preference and in cost-effectiveness, home health care represents the greatest hope for meeting the needs of the... Read more >
Medical alert systems and personal emergency response systems (PERS) are becoming an important part of aging-in-place. While home care companies and HME providers are able to furnish most of the... Read more >
New parents often expect their children to be on formula for a short period of time at the beginning of life, while anticipating that the move to real food will come in the early years. But what... Read more >
The biannual Innovative HME Retail Product Awards, sponsored by HomeCare, honor HME products that are geared toward retail sales. The purpose of the competition, held each year at Medtrade and... Read more >
The author's great-grandmother Sophie Kemper (left) and father Robert Kemper (right) I was fortunate to grow up with a great-grandmother (pictured at right) who lived to the age of 103. This was due... Read more >
The old axiom is true: change is the only constant. In 2014, the health care industry continued to face regulatory changes, such as the tightening of criteria for electronic health record... Read more >
During the past several months, we asked home medical equipment providers to participate in our annual Salary Survey. The results on the following pages will give you a general idea of how your... Read more >
ATLANTA (Sept. 2, 2014)—The last time Diana Guth, RRT, went to Medtrade, the owner of Los Angeles-based Home Respiratory Care found a product that helped her generate valuable new revenue. As an HME... Read more >
Medtrade educational advisory board (EAB) members from around the country have helped to shape this spring’s Medtrade show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. “We are very conscious... Read more >
The next 12 months are sizing up to be ones that will provide real opportunities to advance industry priorities. At press time, two legislative initiatives—the competitive bidding alternative and the... Read more >
Richard Drake is a Charleston, S.C., retiree who suffers from loss of 
control of the muscles in his legs, caused by genetic neuropathy. The 81-year-old requires a Group 2 power wheelchair, and... Read more >
Many entrepreneurs are aware they have an active state association, but a problem arises when too many DME/HME providers do not become dues-paying members of these associations. When the associations... Read more >
If your home medical equipment company is running smoothly, beware. The resulting complacency could undermine your long-term success. The changing industry landscape is making most HME providers... Read more >
Even for smaller companies, hand-counting inventory is a miserable necessity. For large multi-site operations, tracking stock inefficiently can have a detrimental effect on the company’s... Read more >
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