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AHP to close billing center


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – American HomePatient plans to close a regional billing center in Buffalo, N.Y., in April, eliminating 42 jobs, according to Buffalo Business First.

ConvaTec to close manufacturing facility


GREENSBORO, N.C. – ConvaTec, a manufacturer of wound care and ostomy products, will begin closing its manufacturing facility here, resulting in 250 layoffs, according to news reports. It expects to complete the closure during the first quarter of 2017.

Medical Service Co. buys Clark’s RX Home Medical


CLEVELAND – Medical Service Co. has expanded its growing empire in Ohio. The company has acquired Clark’s RX Home Medical in Centerville, Ohio, also known as Dayton Home Medical, according to the Dayton Business Journal.

ATPs thrive amid consolidation


YARMOUTH, Maine – While personnel cuts often go hand in hand with mergers and acquisitions, ATPs need not worry about job security, stakeholders say.

Consolidation and tough love

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Each year, we file a Freedom of Information Act request with CMS for the number of providers who provide each of six product categories: oxygen concentrators, CPAPs, hospital beds, blood glucose strips, power wheelchairs and standard wheelchairs.

United Health dominates Medicare Advantage market


NEW YORK – There is little or no competition in the Medicare Advantage market in 97% of U.S. counties, according to a new study from the Commonwealth Fund.

M&A activity: Midwest Respiratory and Prism Medical


OMAHA, Neb. – Midwest Respiratory & Rehab has acquired Community HME, a diversified HME provider with locations in Baraboo and Richland Center, Wis.

Dick’s Homecare buys assets from Walnut Medical Services


ALTOONA, Pa. – Dick’s Homecare has purchased certain assets of the Lewistown, Pa., facility of Walnut Medical Services.

Advanced Home Care adds Central Georgia Home Care


HIGH POINT, N.C. – Advanced Home Care and Macon, Ga.-based Central Georgia Home Care Services have merged, the providers announced this week.

Wright & Filippis sells to Lincare


ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Wright & Filippis said goodbye to 35 years of providing home medical equipment and respiratory services on June 30, when it sold that part of its business to Lincare.