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

Option Care Health weathers ‘turbulent period’

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08/14/2020

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health saw a decline in new patient referrals during the second quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19, but that was offset by growth in its chronic care business, says CEO John Rademacher.

NCPA moves conference online

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08/14/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The 2020 National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Convention is shifting to a virtual meeting, Oct.

Dispatches from the dining room: Another stupid question? Everyone's a critic

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Every month HME News sends out a newspoll to gauge provider opinion on timely issues affecting the HME industry. Some poll questions are better than others, but we always try to put thought into them.

It’s harder than you might think.

CU moves users conference online

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08/11/2020

BILLINGS, Mont. – Computers Unlimited will transition its annual Users Group Conference to a virtual event due to the ongoing COVID-10 pandemic.

AdaptHealth posts strong quarter amid pandemic

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08/05/2020

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – AdaptHealth reported net revenue of $232.1 million for the second quarter ended June 30, an 87% increase from the same period in 2019, aided by its ability to supply critically needed equipment and medical supplies to referral partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Option Care sees significant impact from pandemic

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08/05/2020

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health reported net revenue of $740.8 million for the second quarter ended June 30, a 49% increase compared to the same period in 2019.

CMS moves to solidify telehealth

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08/04/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS is proposing changes to expand telehealth permanently, following President Trump’s signing of the “Executive Order on Improving Rural and Telehealth Access” on Aug. 3.

Providers who wear capes: Free lunch, diapers and a really big giveback

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07/31/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers have stepped up in acts both big and small to prove the COVID-19 pandemic has also brought out the best in people. 

Stakeholders issue last call for signatures

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07/30/2020

WASHINGTON – A last minute push by HME providers boosted to 101 the number of signatures on a “Dear Colleague” letter that seeks to pause Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

CMS updates COVID-19 data

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07/29/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS paid $2.8 billion in Medicare fee-for-service claims for COVID-related hospitalizations, or an average of $25,255 per beneficiary, according to new data released by the agency.

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