Allergies, Asthma, and Where Does the HME Provider Fit In?

It’s official — pollen season has begun across the U.S.! The trees have started to bloom, the flowers have begun to blossom, and if you have allergies, you probably have a love/hate relationship with spring. The beautiful weather tempts you to go outside, but once you’re out there, you’re sniffling, sneezing, wheezing and have red, itchy eyes, right? You may not know that

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Aging with Grace: There’s No Shame in Asking for a Hand

It’s a simple fact of aging gracefully.  While we all want to live healthy and fulfilling lives, with age we lose some of our reflexes, balance and the ability to recover quickly from an injury.  Part of living independently as we get older comes with getting more comfortable in asking for a hand from time to time. Don’t worry –

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DME Providers: We Support Your Labor of Love

As we navigate the third quarter of the year, the HME industry continues to be battered by programs and policies set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  We’re all drowning in not just Competitive Bidding, but also in swelling numbers of audits. Unending audits continue to put a financial strain on many home medical equipment providers and make it very difficult for

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DME Providers: Serving the Hospice Market and the Hospice Patient with Quality Care

$15.1 BILLION. This was the approximate cost, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), for more than 1.3 million Medicare beneficiaries to receive hospice services from more than 4,000 DME providers in 2014 alone. The current growth in the number and proportion of older adults in our population is unprecedented in the history of the United States, according to the Centers

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When to Get Mobility Assistance: A Transport Wheelchair for Your Loved One

It’s been worrying you for a while, watching your loved one who has trouble walking alongside or keeping up with friends and family. Are you wondering if they are at risk for falling, or how long they can live independently as their mobility decreases? If your loved one is slowing down as the result of an ailment or another health problem, it

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Powder Room Purchases: Expand Your Retail Business Thru the Bathroom

Who would have thought there’d be cash hiding in the bathroom? There most certainly is via retail — you just have to know where to look. You won’t find it under the sink, but you WILL find opportunity lurking in your retail store, courtesy of your customer’s powder room. Here are the three most common places: Product! Carry retail products to meet the ever-growing

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Fall Prevention: Making Loved Ones Aware of the Risks

Taking care of older family members or being a caretaker, whether in the home or a facility, means keeping them safe and helping them stay independent. Did you know that every year, one in every three adults over the age of 65 falls, which can lead to injuries such as hip fractures, head trauma and lacerations? These injuries can negatively

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