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Not going it alone

‘Regardless of the climate, I think good companies are always going to want to look for efficiencies’

YARMOUTH, Maine – Two new partnerships that went into effect in September speak to a growing trend of HME manufacturers combining their resources to conquer new geographies and new markets.

101 Mobility targets Kansas City


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – 101 Mobility executives launched an advertising campaign in October targeted at potential franchisees in Kansas City.

Q&A: MED's Howle works to 'open doors'


LUBBOCK, Texas – Jim Howle says his plans as The MED Group’s new director of the National Rehab Network include making sure members survive the current turbulence in the HME industry.

Another law firm launches Invacare probe


LOS ANGELES – The Law Offices of Todd M. Garber is investigating potential claims against Invacare concerning possible violations of federal securities laws related to the company’s problems with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a press release.

NCART develops funding guide


BUFFALO – NCART has created a guide to better secure funding for people in need of standing complex rehab devices, according to a press release.

101 Mobility opens in Atlanta


ATLANTA – A trio of experienced entrepreneurs have opened a 101 Mobility franchise in Atlanta, according to a press release. Wayne Offenhauer, Garol Orr and Bill Orr, all veterans of the residential home construction industry, are making the transition to HME.

Wheelchair repair issues abound for Scooter Store equipment


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has met with CMS to see if it can get some financial relief for providers who repair equipment for former customers of The Scooter Store.

Invacare restructures credit agreement


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has amended its credit agreement, giving the company greater financial flexibility for the remainder of 2013, according to a press release.

VGM inks partnership with van Halem Group


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group, including U.S. Rehab, signed a partner agreement with The van Halem Group, a Medicare consulting and auditing firm, according to a press release. Under the agreement, VGM and U.S.

Investor files suit against Invacare


ELYRIA, Ohio – A shareholder of Invacare Corporation has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio over alleged violations of federal securities laws by the company, according to a press release.