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Stealth brings back Ottobock supports

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09/25/2018

BURNET, Texas – Stealth Products has become the exclusive distributor in North America for a range of upper extremity supports from Ottobock. The move brings the products back to the North American market.

In brief: Azar willing to work on HME, Permobil buys part of Ottobock

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01/12/2018

WASHINGTON – Alex Azar, the nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, has verbally agreed to work with congressional leaders to address issues that are negatively impacting the HME industry.

Ottobock to partner with para-athletes

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01/11/2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ottobock will provide equipment to para-athletes at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, it announced today.

Permobil further expands custom seating biz

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01/11/2018

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil will acquire the business assets of OBSS and NUTEC, Ottobock’s custom seating businesses, it announced Jan. 10.

In brief: Senate letter approaches deadline, Brightree beefs up resupply management solution

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07/07/2017

WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders have until Tuesday, July 11, to collect signatures for a letter from Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to use his regulatory authority to provide relief from competitive bidding in rural areas.

O&P: Opportunity for profit?

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03/27/2017

The orthotics and prosthetics market is undergoing extensive review by CMS about who should furnish the products and who should qualify for them.

In brief: Republicans push through Price’s confirmation, reps introduce separate benefit legislation

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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – The 14 Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee have voted to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

Ottobock draws PE interest

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02/01/2017

DUDERSTADT, Germany – Ottobock has attracted interest from private equity firms, including KKR and CVC, according to Reuters. The firms are looking for a 20% stake in the company core business of making artificial limbs.

Ottobock partners with TaiLor Made

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01/17/2017

AUSTIN, Texas, and ORLANDO, Fla. – Ottobock and TaiLor Made Prosthetics have reached an agreement for Ottobock to be the exclusive distributor of the TaiLor Made prosthetic foot globally, starting in the United States.

New hire to grow new markets at Ottobock

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10/11/2016

AUSTIN, Texas – Ottobock North America has appointed Chris Nolan vice president of the orthotics business unit. He will help lead the company’s strategic efforts in O&P and provide guidance into growing new markets.

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