Leading New England provider restructures management

Sunday, January 4, 2004

January 5 , 2004

RAYMOND, N.H. - Lifeplus, one of New England’s leading independent HME providers, has restructured its management to better cope with reimbursement cuts imposed by the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill signed into law last month.

Lifeplus’s operations have shifted from an individualized branch-location structure to a simplified geographical model comprised of two regions. The move’s goal: to streamline operations while maintaining a high level of customer service.

“We were incredibly disappointed by the Medicare reform legislation, and its impact on the home medical equipment industry,” said April H. Mason, president and C.O.O. “However, we remain committed to providing quality services to our patients and feel this new structure will support our commitment to them without sacrificing the quality they deserve.”

The restructuring was fully in place January 1.

Lifeplus operates 10 locations throughout northern New England.