Apria goes nat’l with Medela’s NPWT line

Friday, November 2, 2018

MCHENRY, Ill., and LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Medela has announced that Apria Healthcare will begin distributing its negative pressure wound therapy product line nationwide.

Per the terms of the agreement, Apria will expand its wound care portfolio to include the full line of Medela’s negative pressure wound therapy products, including its Invia NPWT System with FitPad.

“By offering a united front, these two companies can help remove the complexities that occur in coordinating patient care from hospital to home, providing wider access to Medela’s leading technology nationwide,” said Kevin Ackerman, vice president of healthcare for Medela USA.

Apria will offer the products through its more than 300 branches and its nearly 1,900 commercial payers and preferred provider agreements with integrated health systems across the country.

Medela’s proprietary wound care system features intelligent pressure control and dynamic exudate removal, and can be used in both the acute and homecare settings, according to a press release.

“We believe our patients, prescribers and healthcare providers will immediately see the benefit of using the Invia NPWT system with FitPad in both the acute care and homecare space, and of having Apria’s dedicated sales team assist in safely getting these patients back home and coordinating their ongoing care,” said Jeff Johnson, vice president of business development for Apria.