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Rehab Medical establishes presence in Texas

October 2, 2020HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - Rehab Medical has expanded into Texas with its acquisition of San Antonio-based Wheelchairs Plus. Formed in 1982, Wheelchairs Plus is a complex rehab company that offers custom rehabilitation equipment, home medical equipment and disposable medical supplies. “Rehab Medical is very excited about this opportunity to expand into the great state of Texas,” said Rehab Medical President Kevin Gearheart. “Wheelchairs Plus has a good history of taking care of patients in...

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Hope Medical halves Medicare dependency

February 21, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

SAN ANTONIO - Hope Medical's January acquisition of Wheelchairs Plus is part of a strategy to keep pushing the company forward—including branching into complex rehab and orthotics and prosthetics.“We're on a path of specialization,” said Kathleen Weir Vale, CEO of the San Antonio-based company. “These are not areas that traditional DME providers operate in, and it's a departure for us.”That departure includes Hope Medical's new complex rehab venture, its two-year-old...

Competitive Bidding, Hope Medical, Wheelchairs Plus

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In brief: MACs miss standards, health spending stays low

January 10, 2014HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) failed to meet one-quarter of CMS's performance standards, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). “Given the billion of dollars awarded to Medicare Administrative Contractors and the critical role they play in administering the Medicare program, effective oversight of performance is important to ensure that they are adequately processing claims,” the OIG states. The OIG based its findings on a performance...

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Hope Medical acquires Wheelchairs Plus

January 6, 2014HME News Staff

SAN ANTONIO - HME provider Hope Medical Supply has acquired Wheelchairs Plus, adding complex rehab to its growing product portfolio. Wheelchairs Plus, which is located in a prime location in South Texas Medical Center, specializes in complex rehab for patients with disabilities, including children. Three employees, including former owner Tom Cottle, who will remain as professional team director, have assistive technology professional (ATP) certification. The acquisition is Hope Medical Supply's latest...

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In brief: Prodigy responds to FDA, Sunrise launches program

September 6, 2013HME News Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Prodigy Diabetes Care has conducted a regulatory assessment by an independent auditor to examine, review and revise certain procedures and training to ensure compliance with FDA requirements, it told patients, caregivers and partners in a Sept. 4 letter. “Prodigy assures you that this attention to improvement is an ongoing effort to ensure full compliance,” stated CEO Richard Admani in the letter. In a Feb. 22 letter, the FDA warned Prodigy about numerous violations,...

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Numotion acquires Wheelchairs Plus

September 5, 2013HME News Staff

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - Numotion has acquired Minnesota-based complex rehab provider Wheelchairs Plus, the company announced Sept. 3. “Wheelchairs Plus is an established provider with locations in Grand Rapids and St. Cloud, Minn., providing quality equipment and services for all ages and needs for 37 years,” stated Christine Schedin, owner of Wheelchairs Plus, in a press release. “The equipment specialists will remain the same and we will continue to provide the excellent service...

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Wheelchairs Plus employee submits winning hashtag

March 8, 2013HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - In a bulletin to members, VGM congratulated Laurie Nivala, a sales and marketing associate at Wheelchairs Plus in Grand Rapids, Minn., for submitting the winning Twitter hashtag: #stopCBforDME. As the winner of the contest, Nivala will receive a free registration to the Heartland Conference in June. VGM held the hashtag contest to get providers to use social media to voice concerns about competitive bidding. More than 200 individuals voted for the winning hashtag from among 20 different...

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Poll: 57% of providers report increase or no change in net revenues

November 16, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - It wasn't the best of years; it wasn't the worst of years—that may be the best way to sum up the financial health of HME providers in 2012.Despite doing business in an industry fraught with competitive bidding and audits, a good number of providers were able to eke out increased net revenues in 2012 compared to 2011.“We increased revenues through an increased web presence and a larger online advertising budget,” said Jim Clore of Access Mobility Equipment...

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