Carolina's HME now offers Medela breast pumps

Monday, January 6, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment is now an authorized dealer of Medela breast pumps and negative pressure wound therapy devices, the company announced Jan. 3. Under the Affordable Care Act, most insurers are now required to pay for breast pumps. “This changes the market entirely, shifting a business previously dominated by retail to an insurance-covered item that generally must be billed via a DME provider,” said Andrew Trammell, CFO of Carolina’s HME, in a release. Carolina’s HME will be the first authorized Medela DME provider in the Charlotte market. It accepted contracts to provide respiratory, mobility and negative pressure wound therapy products as part of the Round 1 re-compete of competitive bidding.