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In brief: CMS names nat’l RAC for DME, whistleblower drops lawsuit against Lincare


WASHINGTON – CMS has tapped Performant Recovery to perform post-payment reviews of Medicare claims for DMEPOS and home health/hospice nationwide.

AHP closes patient contact center in Texas


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – American HomePatient will lay off 98 employees in Longview, Texas, by Dec. 31, according to the Longview News-Journal. AHP is closing its patient contact center there, consolidating operations in Nashville.

Lincare-AHP aftermath: Opportunity for regionals?

‘I don’t believe one plus one equals two—it’s more like one and three quarters’

YARMOUTH, Maine – Regional HME providers don’t see any negative impact on their businesses from Lincare’s acquisition of American HomePatient. In fact, they’re looking for new opportunities as a result of the mega-merger.

Done deal: Lincare buys AHP


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare, a U.S. subsidiary of The Linde Group, has closed on its acquisition of Brentwood, Tenn.-based American HomePatient, it announced today.

In brief: ConvaTec shrinks manufacturing, Apria shifts order management


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.

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.

Lincare bulks up before bid expansion

‘They basically replaced all of the revenue that they were going to lose in the first six months of the year’

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The acquisition of American HomePatient better positions Lincare to move forward as Medicare implements nationwide reimbursement cuts, say industry analysts.

Lincare pursues bolt-on acquisition in AHP


CLEARWATER, Fla. – It’s official: Lincare has entered a definitive agreement to buy American HomePatient from Highland Capital Management.

Possible Lincare, AHP marriage not surprising

‘I think they are the kind of business people that will get significant synergies out of this’

CLEARWATER, Fla. – It’s not a done deal, but news that Lincare is in talks to buy American HomePatient makes sense, industry analysts say.