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Sleep study questions adherence requirements 

May 19, 2022HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – Sleep apnea sufferers can gain health benefits from PAP treatment in as little as two hours per night, according to a study led by ResMed and presented at the American Thoracic Society’s annual international conference.  Researchers found:  The minimum PAP usage threshold for benefit was two to three hours per night (up to 50% lower than the four hours required by CMS and many private insurers to prove adherence);  Benefits begin at two hours of nightly...

Adherence, PAP treatment, ResMed, Sleep Apnea


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Specialty Providers

Walmart, American Diabetes Association partner on program for businesses

May 19, 2022HME News Staff

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – MeMD, a national telehealth provider that’s part of the Walmart Health family, has launched the Walmart Health Virtual Care Diabetes Program to better provide for patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and assist employers and other institutions supporting the specific health needs of their employees.  Available as a standalone or as part of a comprehensive medical and behavioral telehealth program, the Walmart Health Virtual Care Diabetes Program was developed...

American Diabetes Association, Diabetes, Telehealth, virtual care, walmart


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Smart insole for diabetics receives honor 

May 19, 2022HME News Staff

GREENVILLE, S.C. – XtremedX’s temperature and pressure (TAP) sensing insole for diabetics was recently named a Top 20 New Diabetic Device for 2022 by the Diabetes Center Berne (DCB) in Berne, Switzerland. XtremedX’s TAP sensing insole was one of only two products selected from the U.S. chosen by a panel of judges who are leading experts in diabetes care. "We're honored that we've been selected by the Diabetes Center Berne for this innovation challenge among all of the other...

diabetic insole, XtremedX


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People news: Inogen, Drive DeVilbiss 

May 19, 2022HME News Staff

Agnes Lee has been named senior vice president of investor relations and strategic planning for Inogen. “I am excited to welcome Agnes to the Inogen team as we continue to strengthen our strategic planning capabilities, further execute against our growth initiatives and communicate our strategy internally and externally, all with the overarching goal of transforming Inogen and driving shareholder value,” said Nabil Shabshab, president and CEO. “Agnes brings extensive medical technology...

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VGM launches search to replace Geffert

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VGM launches search to replace Geffert

May 18, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has begun a nationwide search for a new president to lead its VGM & Associates division.  Clint Geffert, who joined VGM in 2012, has announced his resignation to pursue a new role with a manufacturer and distributor in the HME industry. Geffert spent his time as president focused on identifying solutions for VGM members, so they could focus on providing high quality care at a better cost.  “Clint remains a friend to VGM and a valued leader in...

Member services, VGM & Associates, vgm group


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On the Editor's Desk

A fine line 

May 18, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Am I the only one getting CPAP shortage vibes from the baby formula shortage?  I’m not going to lie. The formula shortage wasn’t fully on my radar until recently. With a seven-year-old, my days of buying formula are long over. But seven years ago, it would have been a different story, as my daughter was 100% formula fed. (My breastfeeding story, by the way, is not uncommon. Difficulty with latching. Supply issues with pumping. There is no shame here.)  I can’t imagine...

Consolidation, CPAP recall, CPAP shortage


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Jury convicts three in $6.4M scheme

May 18, 2022HME News Staff

DALLAS – A federal jury here has convicted the owners and operators of four orthic brace suppliers in Texas and Arkansas for a $6.5 million illegal kickback scheme, including violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute. Bruce Stroud, 40, and Bobbi Stroud, 39, husband and wife and residents of Prosper, Texas, and Kenric Griffin, 52, of Frisco, Texas, jointly owned and operated New Horizons Durable Medical Equipment, Striffin Medical Supply, 4B Ortho Supply and Grace Professional DME, according to...

Kickbacks, Orthotics


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Providers

Vertess recaps Q1 activity 

May 18, 2022HME News Staff

FORTH WORTH, Texas – Vertess closed three transactions in the first quarter of 2022, including the sale of California-based Brannons Medical to AdaptHealth.  “Brannons was a staple in the San Jose community for 20-plus years,” said Robert Villalobos, managing director and deal lead for Vertess. “With the continued appetite for respiratory providers, it comes as no surprise the family run business was a desirable acquisition.”  Vertess also represented...

AdaptHealth, Brannons Medical, M&A, United Medical Providers, Vertess


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MUSC taps Palmetto Infusion for home services 

May 18, 2022HME News Staff

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Medical University of South Carolina has included Palmetto Infusion in its preferred provider network to increase access to quality care for home infusion patients and their families across the state. MUSC will use Palmetto Infusion’s services for patients in need of home and/or ambulatory infusion therapies to give people living with acute and chronic illnesses a convenient, more affordable way to receive treatment. “We are delighted to work more closely...

Home Infusion, Palmetto Infusion


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RESNA, NMEDA make it official 

May 18, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has announced that the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is now a Platinum Premier Corporate Partner. The partnership expands an existing working relationship that the two organizations have had for many years. “We couldn’t be happier to sign an official partnership with RESNA,” said NMEDA CEO Danny Langfield. “The goals of our organizations align themselves extremely well and we are excited to take our work with RESNA to the next...

NMEDA, RESNA


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