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Invacare realigns team

Company appoints Dean Childers to lead North America/HME business segment

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare is a company in transition, Chairman, President and CEO Matthew Monaghan told investors during a conference call on July 23 to discuss the company’s financial results for the second quarter of 2015.

O2 Concepts lands capital for int’l expansion


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – O2 Concepts and BOK Financial Capital, a financial services holding company, have closed on a strategic investment.

Medicaid terminates Univita contracts


MIRAMAR, Fla. – Florida Medicaid has terminated all of its managed care contracts with Univita, the agency announced late Tuesday afternoon.

Rep. Zeldin moves to protect accessories


WASHINGTON – Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., has introduced a bill that would prevent CMS from applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex power wheelchairs, AAHomecare and NCART announced today.

Appeals backlog forces providers to reassess biz practices


YARMOUTH, Maine – Forty-three percent of respondents to a recent HME NewsPoll say they’re filing fewer appeals due to the massive backlog at the ALJ level.

Drive Medical’s pure play


Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about transfilling technology.




HME NewsPoll August 2015

During the first quarter of 2015, 128,000 appeals were filed at the administrative law judge or ALJ level, with an average processing time of 588.9 days.

In 100 words or less, please describe the impact of the backlog on your business.

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