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Vizient expands into DME

May 16, 2022HME News Staff

IRVING, Texas – Vizient has expanded its Novaplus Enhanced Supply to include three new medical/surgical categories, including durable medical equipment, sterile inhalation water and non-invasive ventilation. Through Novaplus Enhanced Supply, Vizient provides supply assurance for participating members through increased inventory commitment from suppliers. “We are continually communicating with our members and contracted suppliers to prepare for and mitigate against potential supply disruptions,”...

Durable Medical Equipment, Non-invasive ventilation, Novaplus Enhanced Supply, Vizient


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Dynarex offers ‘one-stop shop’

March 3, 2022HME News Staff

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – Dynarex has expanded its line of durable medical equipment to meet market demand.  The company’s DME offerings now include long-term care and home care beds, mattresses, lifts and slings, wheelchairs and mobility.  “With our expansive line of DME supplies, we offer a one-stop shop that eliminates the need to waste valuable time searching multiple sales platforms,” said Heshy Grosinger, Dynarex DME expert. “This allows distributors to...

Durable Medical Equipment, Dynarex


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Ten charged for $67M telemedicine scheme 

March 1, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Ten Florida residents were charged in an indictment unsealed on Feb. 25 in the Southern District of Florida for their alleged roles in a $67 million scheme involving the submission of false and fraudulent claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary genetic tests and DME.  The indictment alleges that, between January 2020 and July 2021, the defendants referred Medicare beneficiaries for medically unnecessary genetic tests and DME. In exchange for doctors’ orders for...

Durable Medical Equipment, Medicare fraud


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InfuSystem adapts to ‘rapidly changing conditions’ 

February 15, 2022HME News Staff

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – InfuSystem reported net revenues of $26.5 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2021, a 7.3% increase compared to the same period the prior year. Net income was $400,000. The company reported net revenues of $102.4 million for the full year, a 5.1% increase compared to the prior year. Net income was $1.4 million. “InfuSystem delivered record revenue in 2021, with revenue surpassing the $100 million mark for the first time, coming in at $102.4 million,”...

Durable Medical Equipment, InfuSystem


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Maternal & infant: Future-proof your business

November 10, 2021Brandon Fonville

Q. Should I add breast pumps to my product mix?  A. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 included the Women's Preventive Services Initiative Clause. This clause recommended comprehensive lactation support services, including breastfeeding equipment and supplies, to ensure the successful initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding.  From the implementation of this clause, providers began offering breast pumps as a covered benefit to mothers. As time went on, providers started offering...

Brandon Fonville, Breast Pumps, Durable Medical Equipment, Motif Medical


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Specialty Providers

Legislation to require Medicare coverage of wigs re-introduced

October 11, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A bill that would require Medicare to cover wigs as durable medical equipment has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives.  Led by Reps. James McGovern and Ayanna Pressley, both Democrats from Massachusetts, the Wigs as Durable Medical Equipment Act (H.R. 5430), would help individuals affected by alopecia and patients with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy.  “For people impacted by alopecia or undergoing cancer treatment, a wig can make all...

alopecia, Durable Medical Equipment, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. James McGovern, wigs


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CEO Jeff Salter ‘closes the gap’

October 1, 2021Tracy Orzel

SAN ANTONIO – Jeff Salter, founder and CEO of Caring Senior Service, knew he wanted to visit each of the company’s 39 locations to celebrate its 30th anniversary, but he never thought he’d make the 9,400-mile journey on a bike.   What started as a loose challenge by a colleague turned into a four-month journey to raise $100,000 to install grab bars in the homes of seniors, and beyond.  “We thought, how could it be more than just a company celebrating 30 years...

Caring Senior Service, Durable Medical Equipment, Grab bars, Jeff Salter


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InfuSystem cites DME as part of ‘future success’

August 12, 2021HME News Staff

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – InfuSystem reported second quarter net revenues of $24.8 million, a decrease of 4% compared to the same quarter a year ago.  Integrated Therapy Service net revenue was $16.3 million, an increase of 5% vs. prior year; DME Services net revenue was $8.5 million, a decrease of 18%; and Pain Management and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy combined net revenues increased 114%.  “2021 is proving to be a very dynamic year for InfuSystem and the health care...

Durable Medical Equipment, Home Infusion, InfuSystem Holdings


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North Carolina implements Medicaid rate floor

July 8, 2021HME News Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on June 29 signed S594, a bill that creates a rate floor for durable medical equipment, ACMESA and AAHomecare report.  Per the legislation, reimbursement for DME will be set at 100% of the lesser of the supplier’s usual and customary rate or the maximum allowable Medicaid fee-for-service rates for DME and supplies, orthotics and prosthetics.  The legislation, which went into effect July 1, protects rate floor provisions for...

aahomecare, ACMESA, Durable Medical Equipment, Medicaid, North Carolina Medicaid


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EMBRACE fills trailers with donated DME

May 18, 2021HME News Staff

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – EMBRACE Foundation hosted a donation pick-up event in May, filling two enclosed trailers with items ranging from hospital beds to wheelchairs to walkers to braces to supplies. Samaritan’s Purse World Medical Mission will distribute the equipment and supplies to their partner hospitals worldwide. “Seeing all the donations together was extraordinary,” said Carrie Chi, a board member of the EMBRACE Foundation. “The amount collected is truly remarkable....

Donations, Durable Medical Equipment, EMBRACE Foundation


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