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HME Suppliers Press on Amid a Mountain of Issues

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HME Suppliers Press on Amid a Mountain of Issues

Posted On: December 29, 2021 by People For Quality Care in: Blog

COVID-19, regulatory burdens, supply shortages, natural disasters, and product recalls are just the tip of the iceberg (or mountain) of issues facing the home medical equipment (HME) industry this past year. These past couple years have not been easy on anyone, yet the workers remain dedicated to ensuring that individuals receive the equipment and services they need. Medical Equipment is Not Immune to Supply Shortages, Sadly We’ve all seen on the nightly news with images of cargo ships with containers of goods sitting and waiting to be received and distributed throughout the country. The discussion was around Christmas gifts, and if we would be able to get our gifts to families in time for the holidays. But it’s not just Christmas toys and home goods on those boats. Critical home medical equipment is also waiting to be distributed. Here is just one of many stories of how the supply chain shortages are having a harmful effect on those in severe need of HME: https://calmatters.org/health/2021/11/medical-supplies-shortage-california/. The

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