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Manufacturers reassess terms


YARMOUTH, Maine – With three high-profile HME providers now moving through the bankruptcy process, should it come as a surprise that manufacturers are trying to protect themselves by tightening their payment terms?

Respironics recalls V60 vents


CARLSBAD, Calif. – Respironics California, a Philips Healthcare business, has announced that its worldwide recall of about 19,200 V60 ventilators has been designated a Class I recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Rotech files for bankruptcy, secures financing

Creditor holding largest unsecured claim: ResMed

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare announced April 8 that it has filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Home sleep therapy market starts to grow up


At some point a young, growing business market will reach maturity—it is inevitable. Whether this is the case with home sleep therapy remains to be seen, but signs are pointing in that direction.

Exhibitor highlights: Philips Respironics rolls out 'pathway'


BOOTHS 1314 and 1330 - Philips Respironics wants to get people involved in its Medtrade exhibit, so the Murrysville, Pa.-based respiratory systems manufacturer is setting up plenty of things for them to do at their booths.

Mixon steps down as Invacare CEO

Monday, November 22, 2010

After Mal Mixon suffered a mild stroke last spring, many in the HME industry wondered if he'd ever return as Invacare's CEO.

Just the facts, please

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Back in August I attended Invacare's Media Day, and recently Invacare emailed me a bunch of information from the various presentations. Many of the slides are relevant only in the context of the total presentation, but I was able to pull out some data that can stand on its own.

CPAP providers enter 'brave new world'


Its effect has essentially changed the way HME companies do business, with some exiting the Medicare program and others modifying their approaches in various ways.

Invacare prepares for the worst in healthcare reform: freezes hiring, suspends merit raises

Friday, January 15, 2010

Invacare is taking very seriously a healthcare reform proposal that, if enacted, would cost the company an estimated $12 million to $14 million a year.

Report from Invacare Media Day: The world could be passing us by

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Invacare officials worry that the HME industry may be blowing its chance at reforming the oxygen benefit by failing to speak with a common voice.