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Numotion website shares customer stories

August 31, 2017HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Numotion has relaunched its website, www.numotion.com, with a heavy emphasis on showcasing its customers. The new website features a section called “Customer Stories” where 20 customers share their mobility journey and why they chose Numotion for their complex rehab technology. For example, Kierra, a pre-teen with muscular dystrophy, shares how her power wheelchair has made her more independent at school and at home. “Our mission is to help customers live...

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NSM promotes two

August 31, 2017HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has named Charles Sargeant as senior vice president, it announced Aug. 30. Previously, Sargeant served as regional vice president driving business for NSM in the west. The provider has named Katie Stevens as regional vice president. She has served I business development and operations roles at NSM for the past decade. “NSM is committed to invest in key talent as the company continues to grow,” said Bill Mixon, CEO. “I am pleased to...

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Audit Key deadline extended

August 31, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The HME Audit Key will stay open until Monday, Sept. 9 so providers can submit 2nd quarter data, AAHomecare announced. The survey is open to all providers, who can submit data even if they haven't done so previously. “Additional participation will allow us to better demonstrate the effects of overly burdensome HME audits to regulatory agencies and Capitol Hill as we advocate for better audit policies,” said the association in a bulletin.

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SuperCare acquires LifeCare assets

August 31, 2017HME News Staff

DOWNEY, Calif. - SuperCare Health has acquired the respiratory assets of LifeCare Solutions.“Our acquisition of LifeCare Solutions California respiratory assets ensures that none of their patients will have any interruption in their respiratory care,” said John Cassar, CEO, SuperCare Health. “Our driving mission is to improve the lives of patients with chronic diseases and we are excited to bring our innovative care solutions to an ever-expanding high risk patient population.”The...

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Diabetes supplies en route to Texas

August 30, 2017HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - The American Diabetes Association, JDRF and Insulin for Life have secured and shipped more than 3,750 pounds of donated diabetes supplies to people with diabetes affected by Hurricane Harvey, they announced Aug. 29. Five pallets, each of which includes 200,000 syringes, 50,000 pen needles and 20,000 alcohol pads, are already en route to the Houston area. Accompanying each pallet are separate packages containing dozens of blood glucose meters along with thousands of glucose test strips...

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Accredo passes muster with OIG

August 30, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Accredo Health Group has properly billed Medicare for inhalation drugs, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General. The review follows the inclusion of inhalation drugs in the top 20 DME products with the highest improper payment rates for calendar years 2014-15. Accredo is the first of three providers that will undergo reviews by the OIG. Medicare paid about $1.3 billion for inhalation drugs during 2014-15, with Accredo receiving 26% of payments. The OIG reviewed a random...

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Howard's Medical Supply buys Keeler's Medical Supply

August 30, 2017HME News Staff

YAKIMA, Wash. - Howard's Medical Supply will purchase the inventory of Keeler's Medical Supply under a pending sale approved Aug. 28 by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court, according to the Yakima Herald. Keeler's Medical Supply filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June, citing drastic reductions in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the newspaper reported. Company officials at Howard Medical Supply told the newspaper they have handled the same cuts by being debt free and by improving operational efficiency....

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AeroCare makes two buys in Illinois

August 29, 2017HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - AeroCare has acquired First Choice Medical Supply and Kelly's Medical Equipment & Supply, two DME companies in Illinois, according to the Galesburg Register-Mail. Both companies have a presence in Galesburg, and First Choice also has offices in Peoria and Monmouth. First Choice and Kelly's Medical serve about 300 oxygen patients in the area, according to the newspaper. First Choice's office in Monmouth will close Sept. 21, with AeroCare serving those patients from its office in Galesburg,...

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Quantum Rehab's iLevel hits 10K users

August 29, 2017HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. - Quantum Rehab now has more than 10,000 iLevel users, the company announced Aug. 25. Launched* in July 2015, iLevel elevates the seat of a power wheelchair up to 12 inches, while stabilizing it using Extra Stability Technology. It allows full functionality at walking height and speeds up to 3.5 mph for increased independence and social inclusion. Quantum Rehab credits the increasing number of iLevel users to consumer demand and payer coverage. “As we pass the two-year mark with...

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EarlySense, SleepMed synch up technologies

August 29, 2017HME News Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., and WALTHAM, Mass. - EarlySense and SleepMed have partnered to improve the detection of and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. EarlySense uses hospital-proven technology to, among other things, monitor disruptions throughout the night, including interrupted breathing. Now, when EarlySense captures interrupted breathing, its synched mobile app will send notifications to invite users to visit SleepMed's website. There, users will find information on determining their...

EarlySense, sleep apnea, SleepMed, technology


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