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This is the home for our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the HME industry.

F&P’s first half: Stability and variability, all at the same time

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12/03/2020

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported stable operating revenue for its homecare products group in the first half of the 2021 financial year, despite many sleep labs closing or operating at reduced capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Option Care Health ‘cautiously optimistic’

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11/30/2020

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health saw broad improvement in the third quarter, as referrals increased after a tough second quarter. 

Hub’s expands amid pandemic

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11/24/2020

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – It’s one thing to open a new store under normal circumstances, it’s another to open one during a global pandemic. But that’s exactly what Hub’s Home Oxygen & Medical Supplies did when it opened its seventh location in August.

Complex rehab update: Medicaid worries, legislative hopes

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11/20/2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. – State Medicaid programs are keeping a close watch on the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the progress of relief-related packages in Congress as they make their budget plans for 2021, says Don Clayback.

Communication is key, say business leaders

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11/20/2020

ATLANTA – What lessons has the COVID-19 pandemic taught HME business leaders? How to communicate, and then communicate some more, they say.

AAHomecare asks feds to prioritize DMEPOS suppliers

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11/19/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking government officials to include DMEPOS suppliers in the first group of health care professionals to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Philips survey shows respiratory health is more of a priority

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11/17/2020

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for the COPD community, but it has also increased awareness of the condition.

The new normal? Wear a mask and carry on

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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.

Viemed’s new deals with Inogen, VA drive growth

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11/13/2020

LAFAYETTE, La. – Referrals bounced back in the third quarter, as Viemed sought to build out its payer networks and ink new partnerships amid the COVID-19 pandemic, company officials said during a recent earnings call.

AAHomecare: Extend sequester cuts

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11/13/2020

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare has joined a coalition of 27 major medical groups calling for Congress to extend relief for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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