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Bath safety reliable for retail growth


The shrinking HME piece of the Medicare pie requires providers to re-engineer their business models to continue serving the marketplace and they are increasingly looking at retail as a viable option.

Vendors make more room for bariatrics


For the HME industry, sales potential in bariatrics is as strong and durable as the products in the category. In fact, manufacturers report that their bariatric business continues to grow in tandem with the nation’s waistlines.

In brief: CMS flaunts fraud savings, GF makes buy


WASHINGTON – CMS says its anti-fraud efforts in 2011 and 2012 have recovered more than $14.9 billion in healthcare fraud judgments, settlements and administrative impositions, according to a press release.

Graham-Field buys Hausted


ATLANTA – Graham-Field (GF) Health Products, a manufacturer of home health products, has completed the acquisition of Hausted, a manufacturer of patient handling equipment, including stretchers and chairs, according to a press release.

Graham-Field to manufacture Simmons support surfaces


ATLANTA, Ga. – GF Health Products (Graham-Field) has been awarded an exclusive licensing agreement to manufacture Simmons therapeutic support surfaces, according to a press release.

Bath safety: 'huge' growth, more to come


Israel Gamburd, president of Los Angeles-based Gamburd Independent Living Solutions, sums up the state of the bath safety market this way: “The past year has been huge. It has reached a point where I have almost had to turn down business.”

In brief: Convaid gives back


TORRANCE, Calif. – Convaid has launched a community outreach program, it announced Oct. 2.

Fastrack and Graham-Field integrate


Plainview, N.Y., and Atlanta – Graham-Field announced this week that its product catalog and dealer price list will be integrated into Fastrack Healthcare Systems’ inventory management and e-commerce modules.