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Grau moves up at MK Battery


ANAHEIM, Calif. – Wayne Grau has been named director of business development for MK Battery.

MK Battery lands industry veteran


ANAHEIM, Calif. – Wayne Grau has been tasked with helping MK Battery’s complex rehab and retail mobility customers grow their businesses as the company’s new HME category manager.

People: John Sphon, Wayne Grau, Karissa Peffer


John Sphon has been named CEO of Greensburg, Pa.-based Excela Health, according to He had been serving as acting CEO since last spring after the abrupt departure of both the former CEO and COO.

In brief: CRT bill heads to governor’s desk, Roche sues pharmacy network


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State Legislature has enacted legislation to create a “separate benefit” category for complex rehab technology.

MK Battery supports power soccer


ANAHEIM, Calif. – MK Battery, a longtime supporter of the United States Power Soccer Association, is encouraging the HME industry to support this life-changing, adaptive sport program. Financial contributions help defray costs for the athletes and their families. At the local level, mobility providers can spread the word among their customers or sponsor local teams. For more information: Jim Labas, president, USPSA, or visit

MK Battery taps Merdinger as president


ANAHEIM, Calif. – MK Battery has named Wayne Merdinger as its new president. Merdinger succeeds Mark Wels, who co-founded the company in 1983.

In brief: Stakeholders now await final rule on bidding, MedPAC comments on proposed changes


WASHINGTON ­– A CMS proposed rule that, among other things, outlined changes to the competitive bidding program drew 514 comments by a Sept. 10 deadline.

MK Battery debuts new website


ANAHEIM, Calif. – MK Battery has rolled out a newly designed and enhanced corporate website. Highlighted features include more user-friendly product searches and application cross-referencing, as well as dealer lookup and distribution center locator tools.

In brief: GAO reports on bid program, Lifeway Mobility receives investment


WASHINGTON – The average reduction in payment rates in non-competitive bidding areas for five DME items with the highest expenditures in 2016 was 46%, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Short takes: MK Battery, ResMed, Invacare


In conjunction with NRRTS, MK Battery has received approval for a 0.1 CEU course titled “Battery Technologies.” The one-hour course provides in-depth instruction on the proper selection, installation, care and maintenance of batteries used in power mobili