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Obesity rates fuel need for bariatrics

February 1, 2022John Andrews

The need for bariatric products only continues to grow as obesity levels rise in the U.S., driven of late by the stubborn COVID-19 virus, according to a new report.  Trust for America’s Health, a Washington-based non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes health and wellness, found that the pandemic “has exacerbated the nation’s obesity rate,” as it “changed eating habits, worsened levels of food insecurity, created obstacles to physical activity and...

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Drive initiates voluntary recall for bed rails

December 7, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare have announced a voluntary recall of four different models of its bed assist handles and bed assist adult portable bed rails.  Drive has received two reports of entrapment deaths associated with two of its bed assist handle bed rails (models 15064 and RTL15073). The deaths occurred in February 2011 and February 2015 and involved a 93-year-old woman at her home in California and a 92-year-old...

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Drive DeVilbiss, BILT partner on app

November 17, 2021HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare is partnering with BILT Incorporated, creator of the BILT app, to make it easier for users to assemble products at home with the help of 3D, step-by-step instructions. "Drive DeVilbiss is excited to be able to bring these easy-to-use instructions to our customers through our partnership with BILT," said Laura Williams, product manager of bathroom safety & commodes. "Recognizing that users may have limited strength or disabilities that leave little...

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Drive DeVilbiss doubles down

September 10, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has decided that, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain constraints, it’s all hands on deck for its oxygen products and that means discontinuing its CPAP products.  The company announced in early September that it will discontinue its DV5 and DV6 series of CPAP devices in December – even as a Philips recall has put a premium on those devices – to better manage raw material shortages and better meet increased...

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In brief: Discontinued devices, freight surcharges, rehab expansions

September 3, 2021HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare will discontinue its DV5 and DV6 series of CPAP devices as of December 2021, citing raw material shortages, difficulty securing needed parts and increased component pricing.  The company will continue to focus on its oxygen products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Over the last two years, Drive DeVilbiss has been a major supplier of critical oxygen products during the largest respiratory pandemic in history,”...

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Drive DeVilbiss to discontinue CPAP line

September 2, 2021HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare will discontinue its DV5 and DV6 series of CPAP devices as of December 2021, citing raw material shortages, difficulty securing needed parts and increased component pricing.  The company will continue to focus on its oxygen products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Over the last two years, Drive DeVilbiss has been a major supplier of critical oxygen products during the largest respiratory pandemic in history,”...

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In brief: CMS guidance, Convatec acquisition, Drive CEO

April 2, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has instructed the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to hold all claims with dates of service on or after April 1, 2021, for a short period, in anticipation of possible congressional action to extend the moratorium on the 2% sequestration cuts.  “This will minimize the volume of claims the MACs must reprocess if Congress extends the suspension,” CMS wrote in a March 30 bulletin. “The MACs will automatically reprocess any claims paid with the...

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Drive taps Lampert as CEO 

April 1, 2021HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has named Derek Lampert CEO.  Lampert, who has more than 20 years of experience in the DME industry, joined Drive as a territory sales manager in 2003 and has held a variety of roles at the company. In 2020, he assumed responsibility for North American manufacturing operations as COO and global and commercial operations as president.  “At Drive, the belief is that we build our people so that they can...

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In brief: Drive gets new CEO, AdaptHealth buys PCS from McKesson

November 22, 2019HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare CEO Bob Gilligan has stepped down, the company announced Nov. 19.Drive's board of directors has appointed former Dentsply Sirona executive Robert Size as its new CEO. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the company and will also join the board.“We thank Bob Gilligan for his leadership and valuable contributions to Drive,” said John Compton, chairman of the board. “We are confident that Bob Size will lead Drive into a phase of...

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Drive closes on $35M in capital

October 4, 2019HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has successfully closed on a deal that will give it $35 million in new capital. The transaction, first announced Sept. 20, also reduces its cash debt service obligations from its current lenders of approximately $100 million over the next two and a half years. “This transaction provides the improved capital structure and new funding required to fuel the execution of Drive's business plan,” said Bob Gilligan, CEO. The Wall Street Journal...

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