PREMIUM CONTENT Is COVID-19 identifying a major gap in DME services? As hospitals discharge patients into their homes or other residential settings to free-up resources and hospital beds, the resultant strain on the provision of DME items and services, particularly for suppliers of home oxygen and ventilators, will significantly increase. Read about unintended consequences.
About Terry RacciatoTerry Racciato, RN, PHN, is President, RAC & Associates, DBA SpecialCare, and President, CAMPS – The California Association of Medical Product Suppliers (CAMPS). CAMPS is a non-profit, statewide trade association representing the California HME industry.
PREMIUM CONTENT COVID-19 quickly identifies gaps in the health care delivery system. In the acute care hospital, the Respiratory Therapists (RT) is a well-respected team leader in respiratory care. Yet as soon as that patient is discharged, they suddenly lose that supportive RT expertise.