HME News in 10
Regina Gillispie on being best friends with health LAs

Regina Gillispie on being best friends with health LAs

March 22, 2021

Regina Gillispie, the president and owner of Best Home Medical in Barboursville, W.Va., talks about why she prioritizes making her voice heard in Washington, D.C., whether it’s by visiting Capitol Hill every year or tweeting about the reimbursement pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters. “I try to be respectful,” she says, “but you need to stay in front of them.” Hear how, by developing close relationships with the health legislative aides of her senators and representatives – she even emailed them during the Capitol Hill riots to make sure they were safe – “They know who I am,” she says. 

Hosts:
Liz Beaulieu
Theresa Flaherty

Guest:
Regina Gillispie

Dylan Ross on managing your equipment needs

Dylan Ross on managing your equipment needs

February 15, 2021

Welcome to a special episode of HME News in 10 sponsored and developed by McKesson. 

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Our guest is Dylan Ross, vice president and general manager of Biomedical Solutions for McKesson. Hear how finding the right partner for stocking, servicing and tracking equipment can, among other things, help an HME provider maximize device utilization – a must-have capability brought to light by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on Biomedical Solutions, go to: https://mms.mckesson.com/content/services-tools/biomedical-solutions/.

Host:
Liz Beaulieu

Guest:
Dylan Ross

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John Quinlan on being the ‘squeaky wheel’

John Quinlan on being the ‘squeaky wheel’

January 20, 2021

John Quinlan, the owner of Quinlan’s Pharmacy & Medical Equipment, says being the “squeaky wheel” helped him get his staff in line for the COVID-19 vaccine, soon after it became available in late December. Quinlan says providers and industry stakeholders have done a great job vocalizing their needs during the pandemic – for the vaccine, for PPE, for oxygen concentrators. Hear how this has been a chaotic time for providers like Quinlan but how they’re doing their part – and then some.

Hosts:
Liz Beaulieu
Theresa Flaherty

Guest:
John Quinlan

Bill Mixon on smarter and better care

Bill Mixon on smarter and better care

November 24, 2020

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Bill Mixon, the CEO of National Seating & Mobility, talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the company to review every element of how it operates, including how it services patients amid closures and limitations on face-to-face interactions. Hear how NSM has used “smart alternate solutions” for 25% of new clients during the pandemic and why Mixon believes remote services and telehealth should be part of the new gold standard for health care beyond the pandemic. “We think it can actually create a better level of services, if properly deployed,” he said.

Hosts:
Liz Beaulieu
Theresa Flaherty

Guest:
Bill Mixon, CEO, National Seating & Mobility

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Sarah Hanna on superheroes and their sidekicks

Sarah Hanna on superheroes and their sidekicks

October 16, 2020

This episode is sponsored by:

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Soon after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Sarah Hanna, CEO of ECS North, gave her staff a pep talk about the important role they play in supporting front-line health care workers in caring for those affected by the virus. “We are the motor that keeps this thing going,” she told them. Hear Hanna on how the pandemic has challenged, yet advanced, revenue cycle and payment processes; and how it has taught her, as a leader, that you’re never too experienced to “get back into” the day to day. “You’re never too old to do the processes that you did 30 years ago,” she says. “Just because you have the title of CEO – that means nothing when it’s all hands on deck.”

Hosts:
Liz Beaulieu
Theresa Flaherty

Guest:
Sarah Hanna, CEO, ECS North

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Unlocking the value of the HME industry

Unlocking the value of the HME industry

August 13, 2020

Vijay Kedar of Tomorrow Health talks about how the HME industry has more potential than ever, despite increasing complexity and cost pressures. Everything from an aging population to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the home care industry, including HME and supplies, “within focus” for so many stakeholders, he says. “We think this is going to be a power period for this industry to grow and expand and deliver.”

Hosts:
Liz Beaulieu
Theresa Flaherty

Guest:
Vijay Kedar, c o-founder and CEO, Tomorrow Health

Bill Guidetti’s ‘holistic’ view of the HME industry

Bill Guidetti’s ‘holistic’ view of the HME industry

July 9, 2020

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Bill Guidetti, the new chairman of the board of directors at AAHomecare, rallies HME providers behind the association and its efforts to right industry challenges like Medicare’s competitive bidding program. Hear why lack of “time and treasure” is no excuse not to be involved in the industry’s advocacy efforts, and how the association balances addressing the needs of providers of all sizes. “We look (at the industry) holistically as a sector of health care,” Guidetti says. “The way we advocate, we make sure every provider is taken care of.”

Hosts:
Liz Beaulieu
Theresa Flaherty

Guest:
Bill Guidetti, executive vice president, East Division, Apria Healthcare

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Coronavirus pandemic: CPAP cleaners find new purpose

Coronavirus pandemic: CPAP cleaners find new purpose

May 26, 2020

With PPE scarce, health care workers, including HME providers, are scrambling to find ways to safely reuse supplies, particularly masks. They’ve tried using hydrogen peroxide to sanitize them. Then hair dryers. Then an article in the New York Times touted the efficacy of UV light. Angela Giudice, the director of clinical education for 3B Medical, shares how its Lumin CPAP cleaning device found a new purpose during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hosts:

Liz Beaulieu

Theresa Flaherty

Guest:

Angela Giudice, RPSGT

Coronavirus pandemic: A day in the life of an HME RT

Coronavirus pandemic: A day in the life of an HME RT

April 22, 2020

Respiratory therapist Patricia DeMaida, the sales and clinical manager for Health Complex Medical, gives us a look into what it has been like for an HME company in Fairfield County, Conn., a suburb of New York City, where the coronavirus pandemic has taken hold. Hospitals are overloaded and having a hard time, she says, and HME providers are there to help

Hosts:

Liz Beaulieu

Theresa Flaherty

Guest:

Patricia DeMaida

Theresa Flaherty live from Medtrade Spring 2020

Theresa Flaherty live from Medtrade Spring 2020

March 6, 2020

Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty was at Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas the week of March 2, representing HME News at the industry’s second largest trade show. We Skyped her on the show floor to get the scoop on what attendees were talking about and what they were excited about.

Hosts

Liz Beaulieu

Theresa Flaherty

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