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Archive: January 2020


Vendors

Brightree deepens resupply offering

January 31, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - Brightree has signed on to buy SnapWorx, a Brentwood, Tenn.-based software company that provides a patient contact management and workflow optimization platform for the CPAP resupply market. ResMed CEO Mick Farrell announced the deal during the company's Jan. 30 conference call to discuss its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020. “The combination of Brightree's technology and logistical services with this new SnapWorx technology creates the largest...

Brightree, CPAP Resupply, SnapWorx


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Providers

Protech has 'robust pipeline of acquisition targets'

January 31, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CINCINNATI - Protech Home Medical is poised to grow in a “fragmented and shrinking” home respiratory market, company execs said on an earnings call last week. “Demand for services continues to rise, but the supply side is fragmented and shrinking, as significant reimbursement cuts have reduced the number of providers,” said CEO Greg Crawford. “This is an industry of scale and Protech is still at the early stages of reaping the full benefits of being one of the only...

Home Respiratory, Protech Home Medical


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Vendors

ResMed says 'innovation' in masks pays off

January 31, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SAN DIEGO - ResMed's masks and accessories hit constant currency growth of 19% in the U.S., Canada and Latin America for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020. They hit growth of 16% globally. “(That's) well ahead of market growth rates, indicating that we gained significant market share,” said CEO Mick Farrell during a conference call Jan. 30 to discuss the company's latest financial results. ResMed's CPAP devices grew 9% in the U.S., Canada and Latin America,...

CPAP Masks, Mick Farrell, ResMed


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Specialty Providers

Sleep Coaches heightens patient engagement

January 31, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MINNEAPOLIS - Mark Boardman has sold his HME business to focus on his proprietary CPAP resupply platform and live-call program called Sleep Coaches. Boardman first developed the program for his business, after realizing there had to be a better way to connect with his CPAP patients, who only responded to automated phone calls about 15% of the time. “Right after the patient is set up on CPAP, we have respiratory therapists start following up and we let the patient know that they have...

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News

In brief: PromptCare buys Premier, Rehab Medical buys Mobility Specialists

January 31, 2020HME News Staff

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. - The PromptCare Companies has acquired Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Premier Specialty Infusion, further expanding its footprint in the Midwest. PromptCare, a regional provider of complex respiratory and specialty home infusion services, has acquired Premier Specialty Infusion from the family of its CEO, Ashar Hasan. “Ashar has built an impressive team at Premier and we are delighted to welcome them into the PromptCare family,” said Tom Voorhees, CEO of...

3B Medical, PromptCare Companies, Quality Biomedical, Rehab Medical


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ResMed reports double-digit growth, announces software acquisition

January 31, 2020HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed reported net revenues of $736.2 million for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, 2019, compared to $651.1 million for the same period in 2018, a 13% increase. Net income was $160.6 million compared to $124.6 million, a 29% increase. “We had a strong December quarter with double-digit top-line growth and further gross margin expansion, as well as continued fiscal discipline that resulted in improvements in operating leverage and double-digit growth at the bottom line,”...

CPAP Resupply, Mick Farrell, ResMed, SnapWorx


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Protech reports Q4 revenue increase

January 31, 2020HME News Staff

CINCINNATI - Protech Home Medical reported revenues of $19.5 million for its fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, 2019, an increase of 8% over the same period in 2018. Recurring revenue was $55.1 million, an increase of 26%. Adjusted EBITDA was $3.7 million compared to $5.2 million. Full-year revenue for fiscal year 2019 was $81 million, a 15% increase year over year. “For two consecutive years, we have demonstrated consistent revenue and adjusted EBITDA growth and substantial improvements in EBITDA...

Home Respiratory Services, Protech Home Medical


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Also Noted

OIG: Non-mail order makes up majority of DST claims

January 31, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Non-mail order claims for diabetes testing supplies made up 85% of the total Medicare market between April 1, 2019, and June 30, 2019, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General. Suppliers provided 25 brands of testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries via non-mail order and 21 brands via mail order. The OIG sent documentation requests to 594 non-mail order suppliers and 18 mail-order suppliers to conduct its study. A rule outlined in the Medicare Improvements for...

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Rehab Medical extends reach in Florida

January 31, 2020HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - Rehab Medical has acquired Winter Haven, Fla.-based Mobility Specialists, which has been providing mobility equipment in central Florida for more than 16 years. “We are excited to continue our expansion throughout the state of Florida, where we have had great success over the last decade,” said Rehab Medical President Kevin Gearheart. “This move will allow us to expand our footprint outside of Northern Florida and service more people in the central part of the state,...

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Providers

Judge approves AHP settlement

January 30, 2020HME News Staff

TAMPA, Fla. - A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a class action settlement, the latest development in a lawsuit charging American HomePatient with negligence and invasion of privacy. The lawsuit stems from the burglary on Jan. 6, 2017, at AHP's Newark, Del., office of five unencrypted computer hard drives potentially containing sensitive and protected health information, medical information and other personally identifiable information of up to 13,701 customers. “Plaintiff...

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