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KCI still without contracts


SAN ANTONIO – Acelity—formerly Kinetic Concepts—has contracted with suppliers to provide negative pressure wound therapy products, while it continues fighting for its own contract, company execs say.

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.

Negative pressure wound therapy market poised for growth


LONDON – The global market for negative pressure wound therapy will expand from $700 million in 2014 to about $1.07 billion by 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate of 6.2%, according to new research from consulting firm GlobalData.

AAH comments highlight NPWT code confusion


WASHINGTON – Commenting on code changes in CMS’s proposed CY 2015 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System, AAHomecare says there is significant confusion among providers about the use of G0456 and G0457 with mechanical and electrical disposable NWPT devices.

Integrated Medical Services launches online store


TORRANCE, Calif. – Integrated Medical Services is now offering Medela’s Invia Liberty negative pressure wound therapy units. Alternative site customers may rent the Invia Liberty, which Integrated Medical Services also offers to home health partners.

Carolina's HME now offers Medela breast pumps


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment is now an authorized dealer of Medela breast pumps and negative pressure wound therapy devices, the company announced Jan. 3.

KCI seeks global dominance


SAN ANTONIO – Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) in September announced it merged forces with LifeCell, a maker of tissue repair products, to form a $2 billion company that can addresses the gamut of wound care.

Binson’s celebrates 60 years with expansion


CENTER LINE, Mich. – On the strength of its success in the competitive bidding program, Binson’s Home Health Care is celebrating its 60th anniversary by hiring up to 100 new employees, according to a press release.

Providers on grandfathering: Keep serving, keep collecting


WASHINGTON – Grandfathering may help keep non-contract suppliers in Round 2 afloat, but it’s only a temporary fix for them and their patients, they say.