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

PPP funds are ‘must have’ for HME companies

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05/08/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – More than half of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they received funds from the initial Paycheck Protection Program.

AdaptHealth sees oxygen ‘broadly up’

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05/08/2020

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – It’s impossible to predict the full impact of the COVID-19 crisis on its business, but AdaptHealth remains confident about its strategy and its prospects, company executives said during an earnings call.

Inogen reports bumpy first quarter

DTC sales were down, B2B sales were up
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05/08/2020

GOLETA, Cailf. – Inogen saw an 8.9% drop in its direct-to-consumer sales in the first quarter of 2020 vs. 2019, with consumers not traveling and, therefore, not needing portable oxygen concentrators.

Commercial payers update guidelines

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05/08/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has updated its Third-Party Payer and MCO Tracking resource to include recent updates from several payers.

Inogen sees decrease in DTC sales, as coronavirus pandemic hits consumer confidence, mobility

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05/06/2020

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen reported total revenue of $88.5 million for the first quarter of 2020, a 1.9% decrease from the same period last year.

AdvaMed launches online platform to boost vent production

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05/06/2020

WASHINGTON – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has launched a new platform, www.ventconnect.org, to connect ventilator companies with component suppliers to help scale production and distribution.

AAHomecare urges Medicaid to ensure access

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05/06/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking CMS to ensure state Medicaid program do not engage in cost-cutting measures that will access patient access to DME.

Pandemic elevates potential of IT in HME

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05/05/2020

The “social distancing” practice brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic presents HME providers with an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and demonstrate how information technology can play a huge role in remote patient care.

Cape Medical embraces WFH

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05/05/2020

SANDWICH, Mass. – Cape Medical Supply made the decision to take its operations remote early in the coronavirus pandemic.

NSC waives certain supplier standards

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05/05/2020

WASHINGTON – The National Suppliers Clearinghouse has waived supplier standards on location access and hours of operation, according to AAHomecare.

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