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

Inogen manages expectations for Q4

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11/06/2020

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen saw sequential improvements in its financial results from the second to third quarters, but company officials aren’t confident that will continue into the fourth quarter due to rising numbers of COVID-19 across the United States and Europe.

Patty Mastandrea on the balancing act

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11/06/2020

GREENSBURG, Pa. – Patty Mastandrea, the 2020 HME Woman of the Year, says the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for female leaders. Here’s what Mastandrea, who as CEO of MedCare Equipment Company leads 330 employees, had to say about balancing professional and personal priorities, as well as being nimble during challenging times.

Viemed sees double-digit growth in core biz

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11/06/2020

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare reported total revenues of $33.4 million for the third quarter of 2020, including $8.6 million in product sales and services related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Ventec Life Systems honors RTs

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11/04/2020

BOTHELL, Wash. – Ventec Life Systems recently donated $10,000 to a COVID-19 RT Fund created by the American Association of Respiratory Care’s board of directors.

Broda is camera ready

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11/02/2020

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Broda has revamped its sales process to meet the demands of a COVID-19 world.

Pandemic prep backstops hurricane response

‘Our goal is to couple our human interaction in the home with patient engagement platforms that keep our employees and patients safe’
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11/02/2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated headlines in 2020, HME providers still face challenges from natural disasters like Hurricane Laura, which blew ashore Aug. 27 in Louisiana as a Category 4 with winds of 150 mph.

Great Elm DME sees slower growth

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11/02/2020

WALTHAM, Mass. – Great Elm DME’s new patient setups for PAP declined 23% year-over-year in its fiscal fourth quarter, but things are improving, say company officials.

Philip's Sonal Matai: Who will go deep?

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11/02/2020

PITTSBURGH – When HME providers look at the COVID-19 pandemic in hindsight, Sonal Matai says, they will see it as “the best thing that could have happened to the industry” in one important way: its acceleration of technology, particularly virtual care.

ResMed rides shift in product mix

But ‘our focus is on our core market’ says CEO Mick Farrell
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10/30/2020

SAN DIEGO – ResMed benefited from $40 million in sales for ventilators and accessories in the first quarter of its fiscal year 2021 – again helping to compensate for sluggish new patient volume for CPAP devices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Invacare: ‘We deliver in tough times’

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10/30/2020

ELYRIA, Ohio – COVID-19 may be flaring up again in different parts of the world, including the U.S., but Invacare officials don’t expect the impact of these subsequent waves to be as severe as the first wave.

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