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Snowy hill or Sisyphean task?

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

HME News World HQ is located in a tiny little dip where the land meets the sea. There are three roads out, all uphill. In yesterday’s snowstorm, which wasn’t markedly different than any other snowstorm, I found myself unable to coax my car up the steep hill to Main Street.

Help us give you what you want

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I was recently a guest on Erik Mickelson’s podcast “DME Coach.” Erik asked me, “You’re a reporter; what makes your life easier, from the reporter side of things; what are you looking for from us providers?” I joked, “That the providers we call pick up the phone and talk to us?”

One world, one app

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

I’m not a big app user, but I recently downloaded, after years of hearing about it, the myfitnesspal app. It lets you log pretty much all the food (including your recipes! You can scan labels!), and calculates nutrition and macros and all that.

In like a lion

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

As Theresa and I put together our upcoming February issue this week, it has occurred to me that 2020 is not off to a bad start.

Just check out the front page lineup for the issue:

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Miriam Lieber’s 2020 checklist

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Friday, January 10, 2020
By Miriam Lieber

A New Year’s Resolution is “a promise to do something differently in the new year,” according to Merriam Webster.

For the HME industry, a few ways “to do something differently” in the new year and in the new decade, might include one or more of the following:

Distributors see home care as winning market

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Monday, December 16, 2019
Colton Mason
senior vice president of Supreme Medical

Medical supply distributors and manufacturers are turning their attention to the rapidly growing field of home health care. They are also realizing something that may come as no surprise to you—it’s a really complicated field that’s undergoing a lot of change.

2019 should make for an interesting 2020

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Friday, December 6, 2019

As I was pulling the most read stories for this year, I was struck by the number of stories with unfinished business.

How 'bout those CGMs? And other modern inconveniences

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

“How ‘bout those CGMs?"

I was at the doctor’s office today—not the endo’s—and the nurse was double-checking I still used the Freestyle Libre.

We follow Medicare guidelines, they say

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
By Dan Fedor

Many Medicare beneficiaries are being enticed by celebrities on TV to select a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan over original Medicare fee for service (FSS) with all the standard benefits of Medicare at a lower out-of-pocket cost. These plans often state they provide additional benefits, such as gym memberships, transportation and eyeglasses, so how can they provide more benefits with a lower cost? Seems too good to be true, doesn’t it?

Hope is not a strategy

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Ask most anyone at Medtrade earlier this month, and they’ll tell you there was something in the air.

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