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Owens & Minor recognized for performance

September 29, 2022HME News Staff

RICHMOND, Va. – Owens & Minor has received two awards from Vizient in recognition of its performance and service.  Owens & Minor received both the Medical/Surgical Supplier Excellence Award and the Achieve Committed Program Excellence Award at the 2022 Vizient Connections Summit held Sept. 19-22.  “Customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud of our long-term, consistent commitment to Vizient’s members,” said Jeff Jochims, executive vice...

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Aeroflow inks deal with UCare

September 29, 2022HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare has contracted with UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health coverage and services across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Per the contract, Aeroflow will provide breast pumps; lactation education and support; continuous glucose monitors (CGM); catheters; incontinence supplies, such as diapers and briefs; and CPAP machines and accessories. "Providing necessary medical equipment is crucial to a patient's quality of life,” said...

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Grahovac joins Big Sky AMES board

September 29, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA –Grahovac, general manager at The Van Halem Group, has been named as an associate director on the board of directors of the Big Sky Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers. “I’m honored and excited to join the Big Sky board of directors,” said Grahovac. “State associations play a pivotal role in the HME community and help represent the interests of the independent provider on a state, local, and national level. "Grahovac has been a regular speaker at the Big...

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Jay Witter

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'We need a lifesaver,’ stakeholders say

September 23, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – A continuing resolution to fund the government is expected to pass without any of the industry’s legislative initiatives, but stakeholders are looking ahead to the end of the year, with a boost from the Sept. 21 AAHomecare Virtual Washington Legislative Conference.  Those initiatives include H.R. 6641, a bill that would implement a blended reimbursement rate based 90% on bid pricing and 10% on the 2015 fee schedule and would extend a 75/25 blended rate for non-bid,...

AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, H.R. 6641, Home Medical Equipment


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In brief: Provider of the Year, DMEscripts C-suite, Advent’s buy, new enrollment contractor

September 23, 2022HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine – Bellevue Healthcare, based in Bellevue, Wash., was named the 2022 HME Provider of the Year at the HME News Business Summit in Nashville on Sept. 19.   As part of the HME Excellence Awards hosted by HME News, Bellevue Healthcare completed an initial application and a finalist application, providing information on its financials, quality control, staffing and community involvement.   “Congratulations to Joel Gallion and the whole team at Bellevue Healthcare,”...

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DMEScripts names CEO, CFO

September 20, 2022HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – DMEscripts LLC, an industry-owned e-prescribing platform, has announced the addition of John Brady as CEO and Frank Schools as CFO.   Brady, a 25-year veteran of the healthcare industry, including two healthcare startups, brings extensive experience in digital health transformation with an emphasis on product and innovation. Schools joins DMEscripts following a 43-year career in finance, including a broad background in venture capital, private equity, mergers and...

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Bellevue Healthcare named Provider of the Year

September 20, 2022HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine – Bellevue Healthcare, based in Bellevue, Wash., was named the 2022 HME Provider of the Year at the HME News Business Summit in Nashville on Monday night.  As part of the HME Excellence Awards hosted by HME News, Bellevue Healthcare completed an initial application and a finalist application, providing information on its financials, quality control, staffing and community involvement.  “Congratulations to Joel Gallion and the whole team at Bellevue...

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Longtime industry vet Downing to join VGM & Associates

September 19, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Jamie Downing, a longtime veteran in the HME industry, has joined VGM & Associates as the senior vice president of program development, where he will focus on the creation and implementation of Peer Learning Communities that will soon be offered by VGM. For the past 12 years, he has been the president and part-owner of the Sleep Wellness Institute, a clinical diagnostic sleep and respiratory DME company, where he grew the business to 75 employees, including six clinic multiple...

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Ben Nadeau

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Bedard Medical ‘makes the list’

September 16, 2022Tracy Orzel

AUBURN, Maine – CEO Ben Nadeau had heard of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, but he never dreamed Bedard Medical would be on it—until his colleagues encouraged him to apply.  “I was talking to some of my peers about how we were growing and it was getting hard to keep up, and they asked, ‘Oh, are you going to be on the Inc. 5000 list?” he said. “I ran the numbers and thought, 'Holy crap, we might this year. We might...

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In brief: Complex rehab momentum, telehealth risks, Medicare Advantage bill

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

Complex Rehab, HME Woman of The Year, Home Medical Equipment, Medicare Advantage, Medtrade, NCART, NCPA, NRRTS, RESNA, Telehealth


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