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Coloplast to buy Comfort Medical for $160M

Views deal as ‘additional building block in U.S. strategy’
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11/30/2016

MINNEAPOLIS – Coloplast, which has its U.S. headquarters here but is based in Denmark, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Coral Springs, Fla.-based Comfort Medical for $160 million in cash, the company announced Nov. 30.

Vents: More legislative activity to come

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11/29/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – If two major manufacturers have their way, there will be other ventilator-related bills introduced in Congress.

Senators introduce bill to preserve access to diabetes supplies

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11/29/2016

WASHINGTON – Sens. Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Mark Warner, D-Va., have introduced a bill that they believe would help ensure that all Medicare beneficiaries have access to their preferred brand of diabetes test strips.

PHS, emergency responders team up

‘There’s a gap between what EMS knows and how to care for these kids’
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11/28/2016

MINNEAPOLIS – A chance meeting between representatives of Pediatric Home Service and an EMS training officer for the Minneapolis Fire Department has led to a collaborative training program to ensure home health nurses and emergency response professionals can work together

Feierstein: 'For true health, it's sleep'

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11/23/2016

After more than a dozen years serving the CPAP and resupply market, Lisa Feierstein has sold that part of her business along with her IntegraSleep sleep lab business.

NCPA convention: Healthcare industry needs to come together

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11/23/2016

NEW ORLEANS – Community pharmacists need to make sure they have a “seat at the table” to help reshape health care, says DeAnn Mullins, president-elect of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

MedBridge builds regional provider of sleep therapy

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11/23/2016

GREENVILLE, S.C. – SleepWorks and MedBridge Home Medical got an especially strong book of business when it acquired the CPAP business of Active Healthcare and its IntegraSleep sleep lab business.

Turnaround king?

Daniel Greenleaf rolls up his sleevs
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11/23/2016

Daniel Greenleaf is in a familiar position. The new president and CEO of BioScrip is tasked with turning around an underperforming home infusion company, which he did with both Coram and, more recently, with Home Solutions.

CMS revokes Arriva’s billing privileges

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11/23/2016

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Arriva Medical’s contract for CMS’s national mail-order program for diabetes supplies is in question.

Respondents report growing pains in sleep market

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11/23/2016

NEW YORK – HME providers report significantly slower patient volume growth for sleep therapy devices in the fourth quarter “HME Sleep and Oxygen Survey” conducted by investment bank Needham & Co. and HME News.

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