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Jason Jones

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CPAP providers: Could that be a light at the end of the tunnel?

September 23, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – CPAP providers are seeing a slow rebound in business as a chokehold on orders for devices eases up, but they continue to see increased costs.  For more than a year, providers have juggled the challenges of a recall of certain CPAP devices by Philips and a subsequent shortage of available devices on the market with overall supply chain challenges affecting all manufacturers.  “Looking at my numbers from April to August, we’ve set up more CPAPs during...

CPAP Devices, CPAP recall


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Rob Hensley

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Advent acquires Aeratech

September 21, 2022HME News Staff

CHICAGO – Advent Home Medical, a portfolio company of New Harbor, has acquired Aeratech Home Medical, a provider of home respiratory care and respiratory equipment technology.   Aeratech was founded in 1999 by Roy Neely, a respiratory therapist who wanted to reduce prolonged hospital stays for patients with complex respiratory conditions. Today, it serves approximately 1,000 patients through nine offices across Ohio and Indiana.   “This partnership is a perfect fit,”...

Advent Home Medical, Aeratech Medical, Home Respiratory Equipment, ventilators


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Nikki Jensen

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Look beyond breast pumps, says EW

September 16, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – There’s plenty of opportunity beyond breast pumps in the fast-growing mother-baby market, says Essentially Women’s Nikki Jensen.    “No matter what happens, babies will still be coming – that is a constant,” said Jensen, vice president of EW. “It doesn’t require special certifications. As long as a supplier (accepts) insurance and is able to bill for these covered items, they can get in the business.”  EW,...

Breast Pumps, Essentially Women, Lily, Nikki Jensen, Women's Health


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Nexwear believes ‘innovation is here’

September 2, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

HENDERSON, Nev. – Nexwear’s recent acquisition of Lily Bird positions the company to be a bigger player in the growing and more advanced incontinence market, says Matthew Anderson, founder and CEO.   “We’re excited for future growth through acquisitions and product extensions, and really innovating in the category,” he said. “We feel like innovation in the category is here and we feel like more is coming.”  Lily Bird, which focuses on pads...

adult incontinence, Nexwear


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Mark Jassey

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Doing business the ‘180 way,’ going on 20 years

August 26, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

OKLAHOMA CITY – 180 Medical was founded with the goal of providing top-notch service and education to its customers, says Mark Jassey, chief commercial officer.  This month, the national provider of catheters and ostomy supplies celebrates 20 years of doing just that.  “Education is one of our foundational pillars,” Jassey said. “We want to be able to provide the education and the choice when someone needs to use our products. It’s not something someone...

180 Medical, Catheters, Mark Jassey


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Aeroflow’s Jessica Madden calls for equal access to breast feeding support

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Aeroflow’s Jessica Madden calls for equal access to breast feeding support

August 26, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ASHVILLE, N.C. – More than 10 years after the Affordable Care Act mandated insurance coverage for breast pumps, support for breast feeding moms remains “abysmal,” even as a widespread infant formula shortage has more woman opting to breastfeed and for longer, says Dr. Jessica Madden.  Madden is the medical director at Aeroflow Breastpumps, which recently conducted a survey of pregnant women planning to breastfeed and new moms with children under two who were or still are...

Aeroflow, breast feeding, Breast Pumps


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Home infusion bill gets backing

August 25, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Health systems, hospitals and group purchasing organizations urged Congress to pass the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act in a recent letter.  The letter to Majority Leader Charles Schumer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Leader Mitch McConnell, and Leader Kevin McCarthy asks Congress to support making technical corrections that would remove the physical presence requirement, ensuring payment regardless of whether a health care professional is present in the patient’s...

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O&P WOY finalists announced

August 24, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America has announced the finalists for the 2022 O&P Woman of the Year Award.  The finalists are:  Adrienne Hill, CPO, area clinic manager, Hanger Clinic  Maggie Baumer, area business clinic manager, Hanger Clinic   Manisha Bhasker, senior director of communications & development, American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists   Nina Bondre, education specialist with Ottobock Healthcare  “We’re...

Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America, Orthotics


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Doug Hoey

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NCPA: Labor woes lead to longer wait times

August 18, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – More than three-quarters of community pharmacists say they are having a tough time filling open positions, resulting in higher payroll costs and longer wait times for patients, according to a new survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association.   “Community pharmacies are small businesses, and even though they are affected by the same tough conditions that are battering the rest of Main Street, the biggest threat to their ability to continue to provide...

Labor shortage, National Community Pharmacists Association


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180 Medical marks two decades of service

August 15, 2022HME News Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – 180 Medical, a national supplier of catheters and ostomy supplies, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.  The company was founded in 2002 by Todd Brown, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a motorcycle accident in 1994 and wanted to build a medical supply company that understood the needs of its customers.  “It’s an honor and a joy to continue Todd’s mission for this company when he founded it twenty years ago,” says...

180 Medical, Catheters, Ostomy supplies


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