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VGM moves Heartland Conference to September

March 4, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM’s annual Heartland Conference will take place Sept 13-15, instead of June 14-16. The company says the conference will return to its normal summer schedule next year. “We have a responsibility to keep everyone safe, while they learn and network with their peers from around the country,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “By shifting to the fall, attendees will have more time to take the precautions they need to join us in person....

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Best Buy Health offers safety services on Apple Watch

March 4, 2021HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – Best Buy Health now offers health and safety services on the Apple Watch. Through a new Lively App, Apple Watch users can get assistance from trained Lively Urgent Response Agents for help in emergency and non-emergency situations. With a Live Agent Assist feature that’s coming soon, the watch can also detect hard falls, prompting an agent to call the user to make sure they’re OK and to contact family members if needed. Best Buy says it’s working with Apple closely...

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Tomorrow Health partners with Geisinger Health to manage DMEPOS for members 

March 4, 2021HME News Staff

NEW YORK – Tomorrow Health has partnered with Geisinger Health Plan to coordinate all medical equipment and supplies for Geisinger’s more than 500,000 members. Tomorrow Health says its platform will streamline the ordering, product selection and delivery process, and match patients to HME suppliers. The company says its platform will also offer reliability and value to payers and improve efficiency for HME providers. “We are excited to partner...

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Pandemic tailwinds boost Viemed’s revenues

March 3, 2021HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare reported total revenues of $31.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, including $5.1 million in sales related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Net revenues for the year were $96.9 million for the company’s core business and $131.3 million overall. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was approximately $9.5 million, a 70% increase over the same quarter in 2019, and adjusted EBITDA for the year was $41.3 million, an increase of 117% compared to 2019. Viemed expects...

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PromptCare acquires NBN Infusions

March 3, 2021HME News Staff

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. - PromptCare Companies, a regional provider of complex respiratory and specialty home infusion services, has acquired the assets of NBN Infusions, expanding its footprint in the Northeast. Founded in 1990 by Linda Begley, NBN is a Cherry Hill, N.J.-based provider of home infusion and respiratory therapy services with a primary focus on managing specialty infusion therapies for patients with complex and chronic conditions. “Linda has built an impressive business in...

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Study: Family docs can effectively pre-screen for OSA during pandemic

March 3, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Family practitioners can effectively pre-screen patients for possible obstructive sleep apnea by asking about five items from the sleep symptom checklist, according to a new study. If OSA is suspected, they can then recommend behavioral changes, such as changing sleep position, to improve symptoms. The study, published online in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, was done to assess how patients can be identified for possible OSA while clinic testing is unavailable or limited by...

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MCOs and Medicaid: Call for support in NY 

March 2, 2021HME News Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. – AAHomecare is calling on providers in New York to help build support for two new bills in the state legislature that would require Medicaid managed care organizations to reimburse for DME and complex rehab at no less than 100% of the published Medicaid fee schedule for the same services and supplies. A.5368 was introduced in the State Assembly on Feb. 16 and S.5118 was introduced in the State Senate on Feb. 24. “This legislation is critically needed to ensure...

complex rehab, dme, fee schedule, managed care organizations, medicaid


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New products: Invacare, Responsive Respiratory 

March 2, 2021HME News Staff

Invacare and its subsidiary Alber USA has introduced their next generation of power assist devices: the e-motion (M25). The Alber e-motion power assist for manual wheelchairs is a push-rim activated device that features wheels with an in-hub motor and lithium io batteries. The e-motion (M25) is an upgrade from the e-motion (M15), which has been in the market since 2008. “With our second launch in less than a year, we are further strengthening our comprehensive portfolio of power assist devices,”...

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Jackson Medical Supply named best in town

March 2, 2021HME News Staff

VACAVILLE, Calif. – Jackson Medical Supply has been named the best medical supply store by Daily Republic readers. The company offers a variety of products and services, and Wendy Jackson, who opened the store with her husband 20 years ago, is a certified mastectomy fitter. “It’s very fulfilling to help women get the product that makes them comfortable again,” she told the newspaper. “I have clients literally leaving in tears of joy because they are so grateful.”...

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NSM takes more ‘holistic’ approach to Las Vegas branch

March 1, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVIILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility is adding full-service home access options at its Las Vegas branch. Kevin McManus will join the branch to oversee home access services throughout the region. “We are proud to provide a holistic suite of solutions supporting independence for individuals in and around Las Vegas and are pleased to welcome Kevin to the team of experts serving those clients,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. McManus, who has been working in the complex rehab industry...

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