Skip to Content

Tag: Home medical supplies

Kathryn Vaughn

Smart Talk

Patient Access: Consider taking active role

May 9, 2023Kathryn Vaughn

Q. What is market access and what is the value to me?  A. Pharma and biotech have long recognized the value of investing in market access to enable consumer access to therapies. As of recent, HME manufacturers have begun to invest in internal teams to address coverage and reimbursement restrictions with an overall goal of improving access for end-users. The work may take the form of advocacy on the federal level with CMS or with individual state Medicaid programs to improve coverage or reimbursement...

Coloplast, Home medical supplies, Kathryn Vaughn

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Ashley Plauche

Specialty Providers

Surveys seek to fight ‘commoditization’ of industry

April 7, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – So many payers don’t understand the day-to-day realities of providing medical supplies that it’s up to the HME industry to tell its story and ensure end users don’t lose access, say stakeholders.  AAHomecare in March launched two nationwide surveys – enteral (enteral nutrition, pumps, kits, and/or supplies) and supplies (wound care, ostomy, and/or urological supplies) – to gather information on the rising costs that providers face.  “If...

AAHomecare, Enteral Nutrition, Home medical supplies, urological supplies

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon


McKesson secures federal contract

March 22, 2023HME News Staff

RICHMOND, Va. – McKesson Medical-Surgical Government Solutions has been awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for medical equipment and supplies.  The contract, used by the VA and other federal agencies, affords greater access to McKesson brand supplies, including respiratory accessories, disposable surgical instruments, hospital clothing, exam tables, adhesive bandages and hundreds of other products.  “Securing this contract represents...

Home Medical Equipment, Home medical supplies, McKesson Medical-Surgical

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Cardinal Health to install Swisslog Automation Solution

Also Noted

Cardinal Health to install Swisslog Automation Solution

March 16, 2023HME News Staff

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Cardinal Health will install a Swisslog Automation Solution within its new at-Home Solutions distribution center in Grove City, Ohio. The facility is part of the at-Home Solutions business' multi-year strategy to increase warehouse capacity to accommodate its rapid growth. The AutoStore solution, empowered by Swisslog, has 31,844 storage bins providing 83,000 cubic feet of storage for 14,154 SKUs. The solution operates on synchronized intelligence from Swisslog's...

Cardinal Health, Home medical supplies, Swisslog Automation

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

Dynarex offers scholarships

March 1, 2023HME News Staff

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – Dynarex Corp. is proud to announce the 2023 “We Care Like Family” Scholarship — Distributor Employee Program. Dynarex will award more than $5,000 to assist students pursuing educational opportunities in the medical field and other areas of study. The scholarship is open to the children of all employees of active Dynarex distributors. “This exciting scholarship program will help supplement tuition and other expenses associated with post-secondary education—such...

Dynarex, Home medical supplies, scholarships

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon


Great Elm Healthcare sells to Quipt for $80M

January 4, 2023HME News Staff

 WALTHAM, Mass. – Great Elm Group has sold its DME business, Great Elm Healthcare, to QHM Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quipt Home Medical Corp., for $80 million.  GEG has also announced it has sold a majority of its ownership interest in Forest Investments, Inc. to J.P. Morgan Broker-Dealer Holdings Inc., for approximately $18 million.  “The successful sale of our DME business and the recently announced Forest transaction are transformative for Great...

Great Elm Healthcare, Home medical supplies, Quipt Home Medical

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon


In brief: Post-election push, ResMed Venture, Best Buy investment

November 18, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders are urging the HME industry to press lawmakers to include reimbursement relief in any end-of-year legislation.  With the mid-term elections over, Congress is turning its attention to a year-end omnibus bill that will include language to extend the debt ceiling and keep the government funded.  As leadership on key committees of jurisdictions negotiate on what measures to include in the bill, it is critical that the HME industry make its collective voice...

Better Health, Cardinal Health, Home Medical Equipment, Home medical supplies

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Naama Breckler

Also Noted

Better Health joins Cigna network

November 16, 2022HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Better Health, a national chronic condition support and medical supply provider, is now in-network for Medicare Advantage customers of Cigna. "We are thrilled that Better Health is now available as an in-network provider for Cigna’s Medicare Advantage members,” said Naama Stauber Breckler, Better Health co-founder and CEO. “Identifying the unique needs of people with chronic conditions who are dependent on medical supplies, we modernized the entire process...

Better Health, Cigna, Home medical supplies

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon


OM’s Patient Direct business ‘tracking ahead of expectations’

November 4, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

RICHMOND, Va. – Owens & Minor’s Patient Direct business saw double-digit organic growth across all categories in the third quarter, say company execs.   The Patient Direct segment includes sleep, diabetes, urology, ostomy, and continence and wound care products and supplies.  “The synergies we are generating within our Patient Direct business are tracking ahead of expectations,” said Alex Bruni, executive vice president and CFO, during a recent call to discuss...

Ed Pesicka, Home medical supplies, Owens & Minor, patient direct

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon


Owens & Minor ‘captures increased CPAP opportunities’

November 2, 2022HME News Staff

RICHMOND, Va. – Owens & Minor reported revenue of $594 million for its Patient Direct segment, a 142% increase.   “I am very pleased with the performance and operational execution throughout all aspects of the Patient Direct Segment, including the capture of increased CPAP opportunities, and overachievement of acquisition synergies,” said Edward Pesicka, president and CEO. “This exceptional performance was supported by deep adoption of the Owens & Minor Business...

Apria, Home medical supplies, Owens & Minor, patient direct

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon