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Bill stirs up turf war over adaptive equipment


WASHINGTON – A bill in the House of Representatives with a commendable goal—creating standards for the provision of automobile adaptive equipment for veterans—has divided the manufacturers and providers in that market.

New tagline at Harmar ‘speaks to consumer’


SARASOTA, Fla. – Harmar has launched a new tagline, “Lifts for Life,” to represent its mission of making lives better with its line of lifts.

Harmar donation puts 12-year-old in the pool


SARASOTA, Fla. – Harmar has donated a pool lift to a 12-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The P350 pool Lift has restored Grayson Tullio’s ability to get in and out of the pool, according to a release.

Accessibility market complements HME biz


Before Medicare came down hard on the HME industry with competitive bidding, getting involved with home accessibility just wasn’t something that providers thought much about.

Harmar works way up food chain

‘If we continue to grow the business, there are going to be other funders,’ says new CEO

SARASOTA, Fla. – Drew McCartney, Harmar’s new president and CEO, has made a career for himself shaking up the go-to market strategies of private equity backed healthcare companies.

In brief: Congressman seeks feedback, Drive expands presence


WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, wants to hear from suppliers on the competitive bidding and re-review processes, according to an AAHomecare bulletin.

People news: David Baxter, Ann Fabry


SARASOTA, Fla. and NEW BERLIN, Wis. – David Baxter is the new vice president of marketing at Harmar, the company announced Jan. 30.

In brief: OIG wants CMS to improve data collection, Doug Harrison wants The Scooter Store to cover legal fees


WASHINGTON – Bad data is preventing CMS from collecting “currently not collectible” overpayments, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Cortec Group corners ramp, lift market


NEW YORK – Cortec Group, a New York-based private equity firm, now has a stake in both a manufacturer and a provider of ramps, lifts and other mobility equipment.

Harmar opens European office


SARASOTA, Fla. – Harmar has added an international sales office based in the Netherlands, according to a press release. Richard Koopmans will serve as managing director of Harmar’s European sales office.