Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Simply stated, a compliment is a word of praise. I want to point this out because in the last few days I have heard very few words of praise for some of the hardest working people in our industry.

The heads of the 40 plus state DME associations are doing everything possible within the borders of each state to protect their members (all the dealers!). AAHomecare is giving so much effort to get the pending legislation passed into law! I hope they will succeed!

I would like to see more “thank you” or “we appreciate” comments directed to these diligent folks.

When you realize what a tremendous task it is to bring about changes in the current legislation, it can be frightening! In 2013 and 2014 there were bills waiting each year to get onto the floor of Congress to be passed. However, this did not happen! Why? This is because too many dealers and providers will NOT allow themselves to get involved.

Penny-wise and pound-foolish! The big excuse is, “We can not afford to spend any money!” How much money will they be able to afford if their company folds under this pressure.

The supreme compliment you can give is to become a dues paying member of AAHomecare and your state DME association. These costs are a normal part of a business operation (your accountant will tell you the same).

Invest in your future, and your clientele will benefit. Invest so that your family and your employees will be able to continue the team you have built. You will compliment many years of hard work when you complement the DME/HME industry and your peers.

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