Healthy Life Expectancies Highest in Hawaii, Lowest in Mississippi

August 12, 2013
ATLANTA – Demand for HME may well be highest in the South according to a new report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC). According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, residents of the South, regardless of race, an

HME Voice: One Hour to Help Turnaround Your Business

July 21, 2013
ALPHARETTA, GA – When an auto accident left Steve Kitchin a quadriplegic, the president of Indiana-based ConvertaStep, had to redefine himself. His difficult journey mirrors the challenges that many HME providers are facing these days.   To he

Study: Quality of Nation’s Nursing Homes Improving

July 15, 2013
DURHAM, NC—While surveys still show that elderly people wish to stay in their homes as they age, at least the quality of nursing homes has improved for those who can’t avoid moving out.  Since the 2008 implementation of CMS’ Five-Star Qual

Notification Requirements in the Event of a HIPAA Breach

April 29, 2013
AMARILLO, TX – According to the HIPAA privacy regulations, a “covered entity” (as defined by HIPAA) is required to notify an individual and the Secretary of DHHS “following the discovery of a breach of unsecured protected health informati

Stark Guidelines for Renting Equipment From a Physician

April 15, 2013
AMARILLO, TX – The Ethics in Patient Referrals Act, or Stark law, provides that “if a physician has a financial relationship with an entity” that provides certain designated health services (durable medical equipment), then the physician is

Medtrade Group Show Director Earns Outstanding Alumni Award

April 1, 2013
ATLANTA – The School of Hospitality at Georgia State University (GSU) recently named Kevin Gaffney, group show director, Medtrade, as one of its 40 outstanding alumni. The honor is part of the hospitality school’s 40th anniversary festivities