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The new normal? Wear a mask and carry on

Monday, November 16, 2020

TV shows have begun having their fall premieres and as I settled in recently to watch a few (Chicago PD, Grey’s Anatomy, Rise Up), I found myself transported more than once back to the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, when so much was unknown and scary, and yet, seemed so temporary.

Count the bids

Friday, November 6, 2020

The big news story right now is the election and the herculean efforts by various states to count the unprecedented number of absentee and mail-in ballots, a task that stretched out well beyond the Nov. 3 vote.

The T word

Monday, October 12, 2020

It wasn’t intentional, but nearly every session at the virtual HME News Business Summit in September stressed the importance of providers leveraging technology to not only improve care but also make their businesses more efficient and profitable.

The new reality of patient-as-payer

Friday, September 18, 2020
By Steve Ingel and Lillian Phelps

In theory, health care consumerism is a straight-forward idea: Shifting costs to consumers, typically in the form of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), gives them an incentive to make informed decisions about the health care services they purchase.

Chip, chip, chip

Friday, September 18, 2020

Earlier this month, Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty and I were trying to piece together the latest developments in reimbursement relief and we were both getting pretty frustrated.

Blogging from the beach: The freshman 15

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

After weeks of receiving email notifications from LinkedIn, I learned the reason why when I logged onto the company Slack this week.

August 25 marked my 15-year anniversary with HME News, according to the impeccable records of the Capable Erika.

Chaos meets opportunity at the Summit

Monday, August 17, 2020

There has arguably never been a more chaotic time in the HME industry.

Dispatches from the dining room: Another stupid question? Everyone's a critic

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Every month HME News sends out a newspoll to gauge provider opinion on timely issues affecting the HME industry. Some poll questions are better than others, but we always try to put thought into them.

It’s harder than you might think.

What a first half of the year it’s been

Monday, July 13, 2020

It being July (how did that happen—very quickly and very slowly at the same time), I logged into Google Analytics to find the most read stories for the first half of the year.

Dispatches from the dining room: Who's running this show, anyhow?

Thursday, July 2, 2020

I couldn’t have timed it more perfectly if I were starring in a sitcom. Just ahead of our scheduled podcast recording on Wednesday afternoon, I tucked myself away in my quiet bedroom, phone, laptop with script, and headphones at hand.