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In brief: Study highlights bid program’s flaws, Amazon eyes medical supplies pilot

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07/20/2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Add the Pacific Research Institute to the long list of economists and researchers who believe CMS’s current competitive bidding program for HME is inefficient at best and dangerous at worst.

People news: CHME, Invacare

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07/20/2018

Foster City, Calif.-based CHME has added Susan Wong as vice president of finance. Wong, who has 20 years of “progressive” experience leading the financial and accounting efforts of small- and mid-sized companies, starts working at the company on Aug. 6.

New CHME CEO makes good on cliché

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02/16/2018

FOSTER CITY Calif. – After a lengthy tenure at Apria Healthcare, Lauren Barranti says taking the helm at the much smaller CHME presents exciting new challenges.

Zimmer steps down, Barranti steps up

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01/02/2018

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – Industry veteran Bernie Zimmer is retiring as president and CEO of CHME, a DME company based here. His successor: Lauren Barranti, who most recently served as the company’s executive vice president.

People in the news: Laura Williard, Lauren Barranti

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07/07/2017

AAHomecare has promoted Laura Williard to vice president of payer relations.

In brief: Judge deals setback to Arriva Medical, BioScrip reports earnings

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05/05/2017

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Arriva Medical on April 25 lost an appeal seeking to reinstate its Medicare billing privileges, according to news reports.

CHME secures $4M term loan

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05/03/2017

COSTA MESA, Calif. – Pacific Mercantile Bank has extended a $4 million term loan to CHME, an HME provider. CHME, originally California Home Medical Equipment, was referred to Pacific Mercantile Bank by Unique Investment Corp., CHME’s private equity sponsor.