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MasVida Health combines three companies

September 21, 2021HME News Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas – Three health care-focused companies, JMeds, EMist and Teleos Marketing, have joined together under a flagship company MasVida Health. The partnership and rebranding strategy, which includes a new company logo and website, enhances operational efficiencies and reflects the evolution of the company, according to a press release. “By combining our three companies, we now provide solutions across the health continuum – from helping health care professionals create,...

Infection control, JMeds, MasVida Health


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Motion hits 49 locations

September 21, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, formerly Motion Specialties, has expanded its mobility and home accessibility business across Saskatchewan, with the acquisition of Golden Mobility & Rehab. The company now has 49 locations across five Canadian provinces. “Despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our business has had tremendous expansion over the last nine months through the addition of North Coast Home Medical Equipment (Terrace, B.C.), A-1 Wheelchairs Unlimited (Langley, B.C.) and most...

Complex Rehab, Home Accessibility, M&A, Motion


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Soleo Health tapped by health system to provide mAb therapy at home

September 21, 2021HME News Staff

FRISCO, Texas – Soleo Health has been selected by Houston Methodist to provide monoclonal antibody therapy (mAb) to COVID-19 patients in their homes. The hospital system is among the nation’s largest providers of mAb therapy and has a partnership with the U.S. Department of Human Services, supported by KPMG LLP, to expand access to the treatment to underserved and disadvantaged patients in the greater Houston area. “By teaming up with Houston Methodist to help patients receive therapy...

COVID-19, Monoclonal antibody therapy, Soleo Health


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Viemed adds to evidence for NIVH

September 20, 2021HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. – Patients with COPD and CRF who were prescribed noninvasive ventilation at home had statistically significant reductions in risk of death (38.3%), hospitalizations (21.0%) and ED visits (42.9%) compared with similar patients not treated with NIVH, according to a new study from Viemed Healthcare. The study, which was published Sept. 15 in the online edition of The American Journal of Managed Care, also shows NIVH is associated with a one-year risk difference of 13% for mortality,...

COPD, Non-invasive ventilation, Viemed Healthcare


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AdvaMed disagrees with administration on ‘breakthrough’ technology

September 20, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AdvaMed says the administration’s decision to fully repeal a final rule on Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology is “unfortunate.” In a statement, AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker said the federal government should be providing incentives to access new breakthrough technologies. “Any Medicare patient and their doctor who has exhausted all existing medical options should have immediate access to FDA-approved breakthrough medical technologies,”...

AdvaMed, Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT)


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LUCI partners with Motion Concepts

September 20, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – LUCI and Motion Concepts, the Canadian-based seating and mobility subsidiary of Invacare, have announced an agreement to make LUCI’s safety technology system available to riders of the ROVI X3 power wheelchair. The companies are targeting to make the product available across the United States before the end of the year. “We’re always listening to our riders, and we’ve heard from many who want LUCI on their chair,” said Ann Quigley, vice president...

Invacare, LUCI, Motion Concepts, safety technology


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NC Medicaid extends rate increase

September 16, 2021HME News Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina Medicaid has agreed to extend a 5% rate increase for home medical equipment for two months, until Nov. 30, according to AAHomecare. Medicaid officials have also agreed to meet with ACMESA to discuss extending the relief beyond Nov. 30.  “North Carolina providers are elated that NC Medicaid elected to extend the 5% Covid relief,” said Craig Rae, ACMESA president. “In light of the continued cost increases we’re facing, this helps protect...

Home Medical Equipment, North Carolina Medicaid


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Collins Medical marks nine decades

September 16, 2021HME News Staff

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Collins Medical Equipment and Accessibility Solutions celebrated its 90th anniversary on Sept. 10 with a ribbon cutting. The family owned company started in 1931 as Collins Pharmacy, and it added durable medical equipment in 1975. In 2002, Collins Pharmacy sold its prescription department to CVS so it could focus on DME. In 2016, it launched a new division, Collins Insulin Pumps & Supplies. Today, four generations of the Collins family work at the company.

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United Spinal urges support of spinal cord injury resolution

September 16, 2021HME News Staff

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. – The United Spinal Association is urging members to reach out to their members of Congress to ask them to co-sponsor a resolution, introduced by Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., supporting National Spinal Cord Injury Month, which takes place in September. The average lifespan for people with SCI has not improved significantly since the 1980s. Increased education and investment in research are key factors in improving outcomes and enhancing the quality...

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Soleo Health opens specialty center

September 15, 2021HME News Staff

FRISCO, Texas – Soleo Health has opened a Thyroid Eye Disease Therapeutic Care Management Center. Soleo Health’s TCMCs are designed to support patients nationally with specific complex conditions, including rare and ultra-rare diseases and the respective therapies used to treat them. “We created our TED TCMC to provide clinical expertise and a support system for patients, caregivers and physicians nationwide,” said Drew Walk, CEO. “Our TCMCs provide a consistent patient...

Drew Walk, Home Infusion Therapy, Soleo Health


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