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In brief: Temporary payment for home infusion passes House, Stratice partners with athenahealth


WASHINGTON – A bill that reforms several Medicare benefits, including home infusion and O&P, sailed through the House of Representatives last week.

FDA lifts Invacare’s consent decree

Decree has handicapped company since late 2012

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has the green light to make and sell products again from its Taylor Street manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters here, the company announced July 25.

In brief: ConvaTec adds distribution business, Compass Health launches new product line


READING, United Kingdom – ConvaTec, a global medical products company, has agreed to pay nearly $121 million for Woodbury Holdings, a distributor of incontinence and catheter supplies.

Invacare sponsors Ms. Wheelchair USA


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare is the presenting sponsor of Ms. Wheelchair USA 2017. The competition takes place July 24-30 in northeast Ohio and will feature competitions, appearances and community service. The new Ms. Wheelchair USA will be crowned July 29. “The Ms.

Invacare backs vets at Wheelchair Games


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare is a national sponsor of this week’s 37th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The games, which run from July 17-22 in Cincinnati, feature a multitude of sporting events, including basketball, handcycling, track and table tennis.

In brief: Senators circulate letter, Liberty looks to sell


WASHINGTON – A letter urging HHS Secretary Tom Price to use regulatory authority to provide bid relief in non-bid areas is now circulating in the United States Senate.

Invacare closes China factory


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has closed its Suzhou, China manufacturing facility it announced June 26. The change is in line with the company’s strategic plan to leverage its infrastructure and improve efficiencies.

24-Hour Care: Bridge the gap

Q. Why is education important in 24-hour care?

A. Providers play a vital role in the partnership of 24-hour care. By being a knowledgeable equipment resource, you can bridge the gap by providing input and training on equipment used over the 24-hour care period to stakeholders in an individual’s care plan.

Invacare proposes $100M raise


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare intends to offer $100 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2022 in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers, the company announced June 7.

Invacare announces another round of layoffs

Since 2014, company has reduced workforce by about 370 associates

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare is reducing its workforce by another 50 associates in North America, the company announced in a May 24 press release.