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Lifeway Mobility completes ‘unique’ installation

February 2, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OCEAN CITY, Md. – Lifeway Mobility’s Baltimore team recently completed a stairlift installation that helped six families living in a condominium building here remain independent.  The team, led by Paul Bowen, regional operations manager, faced several challenges, including getting approvals from the building inspector, the City Permit Department and the local Fire Department. The Fire Marshall, for one, was concerned the stairlift would make exiting the building in an emergency...

Home Medical Equipment, Lifeway Mobility, stairlifts

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York Schwab


Dallas ‘perfect venue’ for Medtrade

February 2, 2023John Andrews

Given its central location, mild spring weather, convention facility and role as a major transportation hub for air traffic, Dallas checks all the boxes for Medtrade’s new single-show location March 28-30, show director York Schwab says.  “With one show per year, attendees can set their sights on a single rallying point to launch providers into success for the remainder of the year—thanks to the March scheduling,” Schwab said. “Atlanta served the show well, but...

Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade 2023, York Schwab

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Business Development

Demand continues to soar in bariatric market

February 2, 2023John Andrews

America is not getting any thinner. As a result, demand for bariatric-grade home medical equipment products continue to soar, manufacturers in the field say.  A September 2022 report by Trust for America’s Health shows four in 10 Americans are clinically obese and obesity rates are climbing nationwide and within population groups. The report finds that persistent increases in obesity rates across population groups underscores that obesity is caused by a number of factors and authors...

Bariatric Equipment, Golden Technology, Home Medical Equipment, Permobil, Pride Mobility

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Invacare anticipates strong sequential growth in Q4

February 2, 2023HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare anticipates sequential growth in the fourth quarter of 2022, due to strong demand for its lifestyle and mobility & seating products and elevated open orders. Based on preliminary unaudited fourth quarter results, the company anticipates reporting the following results as compared to third quarter 2022: Net sales growth of 6% to $181 million as compared to $170 million, with growth in all regions and in all major product categories; gross margins, excluding the respiratory...

Home Medical Equipment, Invacare

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Parachute Health releases annual report on e-prescribing

February 2, 2023HME News Staff

PRINCETON, N.J. – Parachute Health’s e-prescribing platform is in use at more than 2,400 supplier locations supporting more than 370,000 health care providers and 54,000 clinical facilities across all 50 states, according to the company’s second annual report, “The State of DME ePrescribing.” The report provides a guide on adoption of DME e-prescribing across care settings and categories; platform data & key trends; and opportunities for clinicians, suppliers, manufacturers,...

e-prescribing, Home Medical Equipment, Parachute Health

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Geoff Purtill


Invacare files for bankruptcy, enters restructuring agreement

February 1, 2023HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare and two of its U.S. based subsidiaries have filed Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, the company announced today.  The company does not anticipate the filings will impact its ability to manufacture and deliver products to its customers globally, and says its other businesses throughout the world remain strong and are not included in the filings.  The filings are part of a restructuring support agreement (RSA)...

Geoffrey Purtill, Home Medical Equipment, Invacare, Invacare bankruptcy

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Stakeholders push for Medicaid rate reform

January 27, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – As part of a new national campaign, AAHomecare is asking industry stakeholders to use the recent CPI-U adjustments to the Medicare fee schedule as a talking point with state Medicaid programs to increase their rates.  CMS in December published a fee schedule reflecting 6.4% to 9.1% CPI-U adjustments, prompting AAHomecare to develop a template letter that stakeholders can personalize and share with state Medicaid programs to help provide a “rationale” for...

aahomecare, Home Medical Equipment, Medicaid

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In brief: F&P’s expectations, insulin affordability, Power 500 list

January 27, 2023HME News Staff

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare expects full year operating revenue for the 2023 financial year to be within the range of about $1.55 billion to $1.6 billion, the company announced on Jan. 19.  In F&P’s Homecare Product Group, sales of obstructive sleep apnea masks have remained strong, said Lewis Gradon, managing director and CEO.  “Our mask sales growth rate is currently tracking above that of our first half as global supply of CPAP hardware...

AdaptHealth, CPAP, Dr. Rory Cooper, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Home Medical Equipment, Insulin, ResMed, U.S. Rehab

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Lane Hamm


AZ MediQuip CEO: ‘Digitally, we’re behind – that's an opportunity’

January 20, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Lane Hamm has spent most of his career in retail, which he describes as a fast-paced and constantly changing environment, a valuable perspective he brings to his new role leading AZ-MediQuip.  “Consumer needs continue to evolve and change,” said Hamm, who recently became CEO of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based AZ MediQuip. “Certainly, what they are looking at, and how they get access to information and products – to me that’s a fun puzzle to...

AZ Mediquip, HME retail, Home Medical Equipment, Lane Hamm

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ACHC publishes new analysis of quality review

January 19, 2023HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has published new quality review analyses in its publication the Surveyor.   The special reports include key insights and deficiencies from 2022 survey data, covering a wide range of health care environments from ambulatory surgery centers to home care agencies and sleep labs, among others. These resources help organizations benchmark performance against their peers to proactively address common issues as part of continuous...

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), Home Medical Equipment

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