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Karen Lerner

Medtrade

Speaker Q&A: Stand out using clinical outcomes, customized care 

August 26, 2022Tracy Orzel

ATLANTA - Asking referral sources to “order from me because I give good service,” isn’t going to cut it, says Karen Lerner, clinical vice president at Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare. Here’s what Lerner, who is co-hosting a Medtrade session on the importance of using clinical outcomes to drive referrals, had to say about what to track and how to get attention.  HME News: How can providers use outcomes to drive referrals?  Karen Lerner: It can be a simple thing like...

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade


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Business Development

Funding, care coordination key for kids

August 2, 2022John Andrews

Pediatrics can be viewed as a complex puzzle consisting of disparate pieces that must fit together to furnish the comprehensive care each patient needs. HME providers serving this market are tasked with finding the funding, care coordination, clinical resources and medical equipment designed for growing bodies.  It’s a major challenge that brings major rewards, says Amy Morgan, principal product manager at Lebanon, Tenn.-based Permobil.  “The reality of serving as a CRT...

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Home Medical Equipment, Pediatric mobility, Pediatrics, Permobil, Pride Mobility, Quantum Rehab, Sunrise Medical


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Business Development

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...

Bariatric Equipment, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Pride Mobility Products


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Vendors

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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Also Noted

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...

BILT, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Home Medical Equipment


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Derek Lampert

Vendors

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...

CPAP, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Oxygen


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News

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,”...

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Home Medical Equipment, Invacare, National Seating & Mobility, Northshore Care Supply, Philips Recall, Reliable Medical Supply, SuperCare Health


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Vendors

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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News

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...

Braze Mobility, Complex Rehab, ConvaTec, Cure Medical, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Home Medical Equipment, Invacare, Merits, Oventus Medical


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Derek Lampert

Vendors

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...

Derek Lampert, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Home Medical Equipment


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