Plus: Keeping sleep apnea patients healthy during flu season
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Patty Mastandrea, MedCare Equipment Co.
Patty Mastandrea is CEO of MedCare Equipment Co., LLC, headquartered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She has more than 30 years of experience in health care and has demonstrated expertise in business development and health care operations throughout her career. And she is VGM's HME Woman of the Year. Read her thoughts here.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized policies that allow more Medicare payments for dialysis treatment of patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in the home. The agency said it will open up more options for care for vulnerable patients with kidney disease. See more details here. 
Industry News
As more states move to a managed Medicare model, home medical equipment providers could face changes coming their way. Are you prepared to make the necessary adjustments? This white paper will give you steps that will help you get ready for managed Medicare—and how to make sure you’re not losing business in the process. Sponsored by McKesson.
Knowing how to talk to patients and customers about finances can make the difference between them getting care or walking out the door. Here are four steps for managing the payment discussion with emotional intelligence—and how to get your team on board—from Patty Casebolt, the chief quality officer at Medical Eye Center in Medford, Oregon. Sponsored by CareCredit.
Why Proper CPAP Use Matters During Flu Season
Annual flu season plus the threat of yet another rise in coronavirus cases means that infection control is more important than ever. Providers can help keep their patients healthy by encouraging proper CPAP use and cleaning. Here are 4 ways to help.
How Better Documentation Improves Wound Care
For the 6.7 million Americans living with chronic wounds, COVID-19 has caused disruption to traditional models of care, and put this vulnerable population at risk. Agencies need to update their wound care best practices to keep patients healthy and healing at home. Here's how.
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