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Archive: November 2021


Vendors

Philips updates providers on FDA report

November 30, 2021HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Philips does not anticipate a delay to its recall or replacement program as a result of a recent report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company told its provider customers in a Nov. 23 letter.  The FDA recently published the results of its inspection of Philips’ manufacturing facility, noting the silicone-based foam used in a singular, similar CPAP/BiPAP device marketed outside of the U.S. failed one safety test for the release of volatile...

CPAP Device, DreamStation, Philips Recall


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Mobility

UPitt seeks input on wheelchair service

November 30, 2021HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with other investigators, has launched a survey on wheelchair service and funding and seeks participation from various stakeholders, including clinicians, suppliers and manufacturers.  The goal of the survey: To identify the benefits and shortcomings of various types of existing wheelchair policies, both in the United States and around the world.  “Participation includes responding to a series of questions related...

Complex Rehab, survey, UPitt, wheelchair funding, wheelchair service


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Also Noted

Permobil commits to sustainability

November 30, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil has formalized its approach to sustainability by identifying seven focus areas. Those focus areas include two KPIs specific to the company’s core business: improving quality of life for the people who use its products and diversifying workplace diversity, and reducing its CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030. “Our purpose of innovating for individuals shapes everything we do,” said Bengt Thorsson, president and CEO. “It takes a long-term commitment....

KPIs, Permobil, sustainability


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NHIA adds PlayMaker to council

November 30, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Home Infusion Association has added PlayMaker Health to its Future of Infusion Advisory Council. PlayMaker adds a unique perspective to the council supporting data-driven programs critical to expanding access of home and alternate site infusion. “We are pleased to expand our partnership with NHIA through FIAC and connect with other industry leaders to provide members with guidance and support as the health care landscape continues to...

Future of Infusion Advisory Council, National Home Infusion Association, PlayMaker Health


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Belluscura gets seal of approval from MAC

November 30, 2021HME News Staff

LONDON and PLANO, Texas – Belluscura has announced that Palmetto GBA, a DME Medicare Administrative Contractor, has issued a final local coverage determination for the X-PLOR2R portable oxygen concentrator. The company estimates that Medicare reimbursement covers about 50% of the oxygen concentrator market in the United States and, therefore, the MAC’s seal of approval will have a positive impact on its financials. “Receiving the two Medicare reimbursement codes should further expand...

Belluscura, Portable Oxygen Concentrator, X-PLOR2R


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PlayMaker expands leadership team with new role

November 30, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – PlayMaker Health has appointed Julie Kopp as vice president of product, a newly created role at the company. Kopp, who brings more than 25 years of experience, will be responsible for managing the company’s overall product strategy and roadmap to deliver expanded offerings to home health, hospice, infusion and medical device sales agencies. “From conception to delivery, Julie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and a passion for building solutions with...

PlayMaker Health, Product development


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Business Development

What is the ‘secret sauce’ of HME retail?

November 30, 2021HME News Staff

The state of retail sales in the HME industry can perhaps be best described this way: While retail is not new to the HME industry, retail-focused HME is something new and different.  That observation belongs to Fernando Elguea, business development manager for St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Rhythm Healthcare/Lifestyle Mobility Aids. As someone who has spent most of his career helping providers capitalize on the retail opportunities most companies miss, he is now helping the Rhythm commercial...

HME retail, Home Medical Equipment


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Lewis Gradon

Vendors

F&P reports flat home care revenue

November 29, 2021HME News Staff

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported total operating revenue of $900 million for the first six months ended Sept. 30, 2021, a 1% decrease compared to the same period the previous financial year.  Net profit after tax was $222 million, a 2% decrease.  “For nearly two years now, our customers have been working selflessly to care for patients during a pandemic,” said Lewis Gradon, managing director and CEO. “Our people and suppliers have...

CPAP, Financial Results, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Sleep Therapy


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Paul Yurko

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Golden names new CFO

November 29, 2021HME News Staff

OLD FORGE, Pa. – Golden Technologies has appointed Paul Yurko as CFO, with responsibilities including leading the financial management and information technology strategy of the company and improving processes to achieve profitable growth. “As a key member of our executive management team, Paul will serve in a strategic role in the overall management of the company,” said Rich Golden, CEO. “We welcome his contributions as he assumes the primary day-to-day responsibility for...

Golden Technologies, New CFO


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Golden award

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Golden honored for growth, culture

November 29, 2021HME News Staff

OLD FORGE, Pa. – Golden Technologies recently won Business of the Year and the IMPACT Award for People & Culture at a gala hosted by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “Over 20 years ago, we remember being awarded Small Business of the Year and how much that means to us,” said President & CEO Rich Golden. “To achieve this huge milestone years later and be honored with the 2021 Business of the Year award is truly an honor and we are so proud. Something that we're...

Business of the Year, Golden Technologies


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