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

Numotion Foundation contributes to COVID-19 relief


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Numotion Foundation has contributed $100,000 to the COVID-19 relief efforts of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

ResMed launches digital tool for selecting masks


SAN DIEGO – ResMed has launched ResMed MaskSelector, a digital tool to make remote patient mask selection and sizing easier and more effective, helping patients receive the care they need from home.

Invacare tries to even out impact of pandemic

Company balances increased demand for respiratory products with decreased demand for mobility products

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare saw decent sales in the first quarter of 2020, particularly in mobility and seating products, but the company expects a decline in the second quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ATP exams restart

‘This has put a bump in the road, but the net of all of it is, we’ll still be in a better position today than we were’

YARMOUTH, Maine – Prometric reopened its test centers on May 1, allowing complex rehab professionals to once again sit for RESNA’s ATP exams after an almost two-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Golden preps team for digital sales


OLD FORGE, Pa. – Golden Technologies’ sales team has undergone extensive digital training in recent weeks as the company prepares to adapt to the way HME retailers are doing business in the current pandemic environment.

Survey results show impact of COVID-19 on HME


WASHINGTON – Almost all HME providers are experiencing issues accessing personal protective equipment, according to a recent survey from AAHomecare.

COVID-19 and HME M&A

Thursday, May 14, 2020

I caught up with Brad Smith, managing director and partner at Vertess, recently and he said the mergers and acquisition market for HME has been “a wild rollercoaster ride” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Somnetics repurposes Transcend CPAP


MINNEAPOLIS – Somnetics International is working to repurpose its inventory of Transcend CPAP machines for use in the fight against COVID-19.

DME MACs drop CMNs for oxygen, infusion services


WASHINGTON – The DME MACs on May 7 announced that they will not require CMNs for oxygen claims during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

AAHomecare takes short and long view

Delay bid program, assess changed landscape

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is working with Dobson DaVanzo & Associates to package together the results of a recent survey in another push to delay Round 2021 of competitive bidding.