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

REHACARE2020 pushed to 2021

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06/03/2020

CHICAGO – Messe Dusseldorf has pushed REHACARE2020 to Oct. 6-9, 2021, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Quality Biomedical strengthens vent supply

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06/01/2020

BOULDER, Colo. – The coronavirus pandemic and the urgent need for ventilators have given preventative maintenance new meaning—and Quality Biomedical a new purpose.

Reporter's notebook: Removing barriers to care during pandemic

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06/01/2020

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. in April, NCART, NRRTS, U.S. Rehab and the Clinician Task Force were hosting weekly conference calls for the providers and clinicians trying their best to continue serving patients during the crisis.

Tactical Back Office offers remote, turn-key employees

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06/01/2020

MINDEN, Nev. – As more people are ordered to stay home due to the coronavirus, Tactical Back Office’s business model fits the world “like a glove,” says Todd Usher.

Patient experience is top priority in home care

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06/01/2020

Perhaps a piece of silver lining that has come from the pandemic is the provider’s hands-on experience in adapting to change and creating new forms of patient management.

Gov't officials warn about coronavirus-related fraud

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06/01/2020

ATLANTA – The government is already seeing fraudulent scams related to the coronavirus pandemic, says Wayne van Halem, including, unfortunately, a scam involving DMEPOS.

Aeroflow embraces telehealth for sleep patients

‘We’ve tried to set up a model where everything we do has multiple modalities’
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05/29/2020

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare was already dabbling with telehealth for its sleep patients, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the provider to ramp up its efforts, says Eric Mongeau.

Legal roundup, COVID edition

A bid program in question, a technology pushed to the forefront
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05/29/2020

AMARILLO, Texas – With Round 2021 a wild card, health care attorney Jeff Baird is advising his clients to hold off on making any serious financial decisions for as long as possible.

Demand for Lumin ‘explodes’

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05/29/2020

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – It’s been a whirlwind few months for 3B Medical’s Lumin, which has found a new purpose amid the coronavirus pandemic.

AAHomecare comments on IFR

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05/29/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has submitted its comments on an Interim Final Rule that provides relief for suppliers treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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