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Archive: December 2019


Providers

MedCare buys assets of Somerset Med Services

December 31, 2019HME News Staff

GREENSBURG, Pa. - MedCare Equipment Company has purchased the assets of Somerset Med Services.The 25-year-old Somerset is a provider of home medical equipment and respiratory therapy services.“As our community ages, the need for home medical equipment and supplies will only continue to increase,” said Patricia Mastandrea, newly-appointed CEO. “The coming together of these two companies allows those needs to be addressed more effectively and efficiently by drawing on the experience...

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Mastandrea named CEO

December 31, 2019HME News Staff

GREENSBURG, Pa. - Patricia Mastandrea has been appointed CEO of MedCare Equipment Co., after serving as acting CEO since April. Previously, she was MedCare's COO for 15 years and before that the company's director of operations. She is also a member of the Executive Advisory Board for Brightree. Mastandrea has worked closely with John Sphon, MedCare's former president, who was recently named CEO of Excela Health, which owns MedCare.

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Invacare board members honored

December 31, 2019HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Three members of Invacare's board of directors have been named to WomenInc. Magazine's list of 2019 Most Influential Corporate Directors. The list, which includes Invacare's Susan Alexander, Petra Danielsohn-Weil and Diana Ferguson, will appear in the magazine's Winter 2019 issue. “Our organization benefits from the diversity in talent, experiences and personal characteristics, all of which make us better positioned to support our customers,” said Matthew Monaghan, chairman,...

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Mobility

Relief on the way for complex rehab providers

December 20, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - In a hard-fought win, industry stakeholders have succeeded in getting Congress to suspend competitive bidding pricing for accessories for complex manual wheelchairs.Both the House of Representatives and the Senate last week passed H.R. 1865, a year-end spending bill that includes language requiring CMS to stop applying bid pricing to these accessories for 18 months starting Jan. 1, 2020.“This really has been a four-year battle that involved getting resolutions for complex power...

accessories, complex rehab, legislation, manual wheelchairs, reimbursement


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Providers

AdaptHealth amps up supplies portfolio

December 20, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - AdaptHealth's acquisition of Patient Care Solutions gives the provider a nice platform for expanding its supplies business, say analysts.PCS offers disposable medical supplies, including urological, incontinence, wound care and diabetes supplies, as well as breast pumps.“They've been doing supplies as a matter of course and I think this gives them the opportunity to leverage the customer base they have,” said Pat Clifford, managing director, the Braff Group. “It's...

AdaptHealth, M&A, McKesson, PCS, supplies


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Mobility

NMEDA highlights safety with new listing

December 20, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TAMPA, Fla. - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association has published an online listing of vehicle conversions that it has reviewed for compliance with applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.The listing, available at www.nmeda.com/SafetyReviewedVehicles, helps the association's dealer members and their customers feel confident about their wheelchair accessible vehicles, says Danny Langfield, CEO of NMEDA.“The idea is, let's give manufacturers the opportunity to prove they...

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Providers

Northshore goes big on customer service

December 20, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CHICAGO - Northshore Care Supply recently overhauled its website and its approach to service to provide a more patient-centric experience.The new website's features include tools that allow the provider to offer personalized content to customers based on their feedback, helping them to find the right products on their own.“We have a big focus on providing the right content to the right people,” said Jyll Rademacher, head of e-commerce and marketing. “We are big on taking the feedback...

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News

In brief: Rotech strengthens vent biz, Advanced sells home infusion biz

December 20, 2019HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Healthcare has acquired the respiratory assets of Good Night Medical.The deal will benefit patients in Ohio, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas and North Carolina, where existing Rotech locations will work with Good Night Medical to coordinate service for those patients.“Good Night Medical is a great fit with Rotech,” said Tim Pigg, Rotech CEO. “Both companies have strong ventilator programs.”In October, Rotech obtained a $315 million credit agreement with lenders...

Advanced Home Care, M&A, Rotech


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VGM & Associates updates website, social media pages

December 19, 2019HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM & Associates, a division of VGM Group, has redesigned its website, vgm.com. The web site makes it easier for users to find the information they're looking for, the company says. “With the new vgm.com, we're making it even easier for members to take advantage of their VGM benefits, which means they can spend more time on what truly matters—their customers,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. VGM & Associates has also redesigned the website for...

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180 Medical expands into incontinence products

December 19, 2019HME News Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - 180 Medical, a nationwide supplier of intermittent catheters and ostomy supplies, now also offers incontinence products. 180 Medical offers a range of incontinence products, including pull-on protective underwear, adult diapers and briefs, children's training pants, baby diapers, urinary bladder pads, incontinence liners, male guards, booster pads and underpads. “It's an exciting time for us,” said Mark Jassey, chief commercial officer. “We've spent nearly...

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