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Sanomedics buys Prime Time Medical


MIAMI – Sanomedics International, a medical technology holding company, has acquired Prime Time Medical, a Largo, Fla.-based HME provider, for $3 million, according to a press release.

New Braunfels vs. The Scooter Store


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – It’s official: The city of New Braunfels, Texas, has sued The Scooter Store to reclaim more than $2.6 million in job-creation incentives that the city awarded to the company, according to an article from the San Antonio Express News.

Valley Respiratory buys RTA Homecare


PHOENIX – Valley Respiratory Services, a provider of HME, power mobility devices and respiratory services, has acquired RTA Homecare, adding three new locations in Mesa and Casa Grande, Ariz., according to a press release.

Invacare to release earnings, discuss FDA audits


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will release its financial results for the first quarter of 2013 before the market opens on Thursday, April 25, according to a press release. In a conference call scheduled that same day at 8:30 a.m.

Convaid rebrands


TORRANCE, Calif. – For the first time in its 37-year history, Convaid has a new look. The company has launched a new logo and tag line. Coming this summer: a new web site.

DMEevalumate launches online training guide


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – has launched an online training guide to help providers of power mobility devices (PMDs) comply with proper documentation standards.

MedForce Technologies certified as HIH


CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. – MedForce Technologies has been certified as a Health Information Handler (HIH), according to a press release.

Could K0821 help ease bid wounds?


WASHINGTON – There are only two things that separate the K0823 and K0821 power wheelchairs—and they could make all the difference for mobility providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas.

Review finds 80% error rate for power wheelchairs


WASHINGTON – A prepayment review of power wheelchair claims processed in Jurisdiction B resulted in an 80% error rate, according to National Government Services (NSG), the DME MAC there. Of 1,022 claims processed from Oct. 1 2012­–Dec.

Active Controls launches website for PMD products


HADDONFIELD, N.J. – Active Controls, a developer of power mobility device (PMD) technology, is introducing a website to highlight its range of products for PMDs, Jordan Flowers, COO and general manager of Active Controls, told HME News.