HME News in 10
Kris Srinivasan on defining HME’s value

Kris Srinivasan on defining HME’s value

August 11, 2021

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

McKesson

Our guest is Kris Srinivasan, director of payer relations for the company. He talks about how McKesson can help HME providers bring value to the health care continuum with its focus on speaking with a unified voice and improving patient outcomes. For more information on McKesson, go to mms.mckesson.com.

Host:
Liz Beaulieu

Guest:
Kris Srinivasan

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Theresa Flaherty live from Medtrade West

Theresa Flaherty live from Medtrade West

July 15, 2021

Theresa Flaherty, managing editor of HME News, joins us from Medtrade West to talk about the vibe at the HME industry’s first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic – lots of “warm feelings,” she says – and the biggest buzzwords – competitive bidding and telehealth. Mostly, attendees at the show just wanted to keep “learning and moving and growing,” she says. 

Hosts:
Liz Beaulieu
Theresa Flaherty

Guest:
Theresa Flaherty

Josh Marx on evolution

Josh Marx on evolution

June 28, 2021

When he was assembling commodes and shipping adult diapers in the Medical Service Company warehouse as a kid, Josh Marx didn’t think HME would be his profession or his passion. But like MSC’s business, Marx’s views of the industry have evolved and now he finds himself in a leadership position not only at the company but also at AAHomecare. Hear why Marx wants to “pack the field” with HME advocates and why he wants to push for alternate payment models that recognize the industry’s “global care management” capabilities. “There’s a lot of evolution we’ve seen and there’s a lot more that’s required,” he says.

Hosts:
Liz Beaulieu
Theresa Flaherty

Guest:
Josh Marx

Miriam Lieber on how HME providers are excellent

Miriam Lieber on how HME providers are excellent

May 26, 2021

Miriam Lieber, one of three judges for this year’s HME Excellence Awards, talks about her process for helping to select the HME Provider of the Year. Hear how Lieber, president of Lieber Consulting LLC, looks for a “distinguishing trait” in every application she reviews – whether it’s committed community involvement, dramatic financial improvement or a dynamic website – and why she thinks providers need to celebrate and maximize their excellence.

HME providers can apply to be the HME Provider of the Year at http://www.hmeexcellenceawards.com/apply.php. The deadline is June 30.

Hosts:
Liz Beaulieu
Theresa Flaherty

Guest:
Miriam Lieber

Russ Johannesson on setting the pace in digital health

Russ Johannesson on setting the pace in digital health

April 30, 2021

Russ Johannesson, CEO of Glooko, says innovation is in the company’s DNA. “Our innovation mandate comes from a desire to truly understand our users’ needs,” he said. “We think it’s our responsibility to continue to innovate.” Hear how that commitment to innovation helped Glooko raise $30 million in funding and allows the company to stay ahead of the curve in today’s fast-moving digital health marketplace.

Hosts:
Liz Beaulieu
Theresa Flaherty

Guest:
Russ Johannesson

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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. 

McKesson

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

This episode is sponsored by:

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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:

Change Healthcare

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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