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KCI fights for bid contracts

Provider says it was disqualified for technical reasons

SAN ANTONIO – With just weeks remaining before the July 1 implementation of Round 2 re-compete contracts, KCI was still in talks with CMS to reconsider its bids for negative pressure wound therapy.

KCI fights CMS’s decision


SAN ANTONIO – KCI may have not been awarded contracts for negative pressure wound therapy as part of the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding, but it’s not going down without a fight.

In brief: CMS briefs, Invacare hires, KCI slips


WASHINGTON – A meeting with CMS and congressional staff on DME competitive bidding, originally cancelled due to the government shutdown, has been set for 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18, says The VGM Group.

KCI buys U.K.-based wound care company


SAN ANTONIO – Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Systagenix, a provider of wound care products based in the U.K., for $485 million.

KCI gets out of bed business


SAN ANTONIO – Getinge AB, a player in the European support surfaces market, is positioning itself to become a major player on this side of the Atlantic with its acquisition of Kinetic Concept, Inc.’s (KCI) support surfaces business.