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Archive for June, 2018

Enriching Lives: Robbi Haase

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 09:06 AM  posted by jbuytaert

I had a customer call in regards to a balance owed after receiving a chair from Handi Medical. After we were done discussing his balance owed, he asked it I knew who Robbi Haase was. I told him that I did. He said that she was fantastic! His exact words were “she did good on my chair and everything is exactly as I wanted it.”

This gentleman had nothing but wonderful things to say about Robbi and Handi Medical Supply. Clearly Robbi was very involved with this gentleman and worked with him while choosing the proper chair for him. I know that he was very thankful for the services that we provided, and I really felt like you could literally hear him smiling through the phone. Thank you Robbi for the great services you provide.

COPD Webinar Series – Home Oxygen Therapy

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 02:06 PM  posted by jbuytaert
COPD Webinar Series | Home Oxygen Therapy
Wednesday, June 27, 12 – 1:00 p.m.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the top diagnoses involved with readmissions throughout Minnesota. Lake Superior QIN, Minnesota Hospital Association, and the American Lung Association Minnesota Chapter are partnering to provide a webinar series to inform providers across the continuum of care in support of patients with COPD. This second webinar in the series will focus on the critical use of oxygen therapy for COPD patients.
Health care professionals interested in improving chronic obstructive pulmonary disease care including, but not limited to: nurses, COPD program coordinators, program medical directors, quality improvement personnel.
Shelly Klein, LRT, CRT-NPS, Handi Medical
  1. Click here to register.
  2. Enter the information as prompted.
  3. Click “Submit”.
  4. You will receive an email with the call and login information.
    Note: This email may go to your spam or junk folder.
If you have questions, contact Angela Pokharel,
Other Webinars in This Series
Webinar 1: COPD 101
Wednesday, May 22

Speaker: Cheryl Sasse, RRT, American Lung Association.
Recording available here.
Webinar 3: Inpatient COPD Care: How Adherence to Evidence-Based Care Decreased Cost and Reduced Readmissions
Wednesday, July 25, 12 – 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Becky Anderson, RRT, Sanford Medical Center, Fargo.
Webinar 4: Care in Advanced COPD: Prognosis, Planning, and Palliation
Wednesday, August 29, 12 – 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Jeff Rubins, MD, Hennepin Healthcare.

Stratis Health is a nonprofit organization that leads collaboration and innovation in health care quality and safety, and serves as a trusted expert in facilitating improvement for people and communities.
Stratis Health represents Minnesota in Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network serving Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Improvement Organization Program.

COPD Coalition’s Virtual Member Meeting – 6/25/18

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 08:06 AM  posted by jbuytaert

Please join us on Monday, June 25th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern for the U.S. COPD Coalition’s Virtual Member Meeting and webinar, where home oxygen will be the focus.

We are fortunate to host members of Medicare’s Provider Compliance Group who will provide an overview of its project to increase documentation compliance. Improved documentation compliance will offer further assurance that the prescription for, and selection of, supplemental oxygen systems is more tailored to each patient’s needs, from both clinical and lifestyle standpoints.

Guest speakers include:

  • Connie Leonard, Acting Director, Provider Compliance Group, Center for Program Integrity (CPI), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Kevin Young, Senior Technical Advisor , Provider Compliance Group, CPI, CMS
  • Dr. Mark Pilley, Medical Director, Documentation Compliance Contractor (DCC), StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC
  • Robert Dieterle, Clinical Templates Subject Matter Expert, Documentation Compliance Contractor (DCC), CEO EnableCare, LLC

Coalition staff and Board members will be available to discuss recent updates on policy issues, the COPD National Action Plan and more.

Admission is free and open to all.  Help spread the word by sharing this email.

Please join the webinar by following this link:

Registration URL:
Webinar ID: 393-206-283

You will receive a confirmation email once you have registered.  We look forward to having you join us!

Enriching Lives: Ted Garding

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 09:06 AM  posted by jbuytaert

Ted Garding was inspired by one of the videos we watched in Book Club recently. Ted has always wanted to give back to neighborhoods and the youth that he sees outside standing around parks without equipment. Last week he reached out to Spalding with his idea titled “How a Ball Can Transform a Neighborhood.” Quite simply put, Ted asked Spalding if they would like to donate sporting goods that he could pass along to kids in need. He finished his proposal with “Wouldn’t you like that ball to say Spalding?”
Ted’s actions may not have enriched any lives yet, but this just goes to show what kind of person Ted Garding is. He is always willing to give and put others in front of himself. He is constantly living our mission, values and the culture that Handi Medical is proud of.