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CareCentrix receives certificate

February 11, 2020HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - CareCentrix has been recognized by independent analysts at the Great Place To Work Institute as a 2019-2020 Great Place to Work. The certification process considered feedback from more than half of the employees across the company's six locations. “We are in a new era of what defines business success,” said CEO John Driscoll. “For business to compete and win today, we need to create companies that deliver for all of our teammates.” Great Place to Work...

2019, 2020, Award, CareCentrix, Employer Recognition


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GF Health Products honored for expansion efforts

January 22, 2020HME News Staff

ATLANTA - GF Health Products has received the 2019 GLOBE Award from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, in recognition of its expansion into new global markets. This is GF's fourth year receiving the award, which was established in 2014 to recognize Georgia companies for their outstanding export achievements.

2019, Award, GF Health Products (Graham-Field)


On the Editor's Desk

2019 should make for an interesting 2020

December 6, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

As I was pulling the most read stories for this year, I was struck by the number of stories with unfinished business. The No. 1 most read story was the news that Drive DeVilbiss was struggling under $600 million in debt, as reported in the Wall Street Journal. Also cracking the top 15 (see below) was a subsequent story about providers going on alert about possible changes at Drive DeVilbiss due to its debt, and a story about the company securing $35 million in new capital, as well as a reduction...

2019, AdaptHealth, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Most read, Round 2021


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Ascensia launches family focused diabetes campaign

November 14, 2019HME News Staff

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Ascensia, in a nod to World Diabetes Day 2019, has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of families in helping people with diabetes manage their disease. The campaign features videos of 24 families from 22 countries that offer insight into the support they offer, from helping with daily tasks to encouraging healthy eating and exercise. “Families offer an incredible amount of support for people with diabetes,” said Michael Kloss, CEO. “By encouraging...

2019, Ascensia Diabetes Care, Diabetes


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Medtrade Show Daily

Stakeholders seek five-year bid delay for non-invasive vents

October 22, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - A bill could be introduced literally any day now to pump the brakes on CMS's plans to include non-invasive ventilation in its competitive bidding program, AAHomecare's Jay Witter told Medtrade attendees on Tuesday morning. The bill would delay the inclusion of non-invasive vents in the program for five years—or two rounds of bidding—and would require the creation of an expert panel to create a “good medical policy” for the product category, said Witter,...

2019, AAHomecare, Competitive Bidding, Jay Witter, Medtrade


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In brief: Russalesi is Woman of the Year, Brightree expands resupply offering

October 22, 2019HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Wendy Russalesi, chief compliance officer for AdaptHealth, has been named 2019 Woman of the Year. Russalesi, who has worked in the HME industry for more than 20 years, received the VGM-sponsored award before the AAHomecare Washington Update on Tuesday morning. Russalesi plays an integral role in the strategic direction, implementation and oversight of AdaptHealth's corporate compliance programs and ensures the provider meets compliance requirements on the local, state and federal...

2019, AAHomecare, Brightree, Medtrade, PBE, VGM Group, Wendy Russalesi, woman of the year


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Cybersecurity and compliance: Big problems for smaller companies

October 22, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - With most security breaches affecting small- and medium-sized businesses—not the Targets of the world—HME providers can't afford not to prioritize cybersecurity, said speaker Carol Albaugh. Providers are doing business in an environment where health care recently surpassed finance as the industry most targeted by hackers, said Albaugh, a technical solutions consultant at VGM. “It's so rich in the kind of data that hackers are looking to sell on the black...

2019, Carol Albaugh, Cybersecurity, Kelly Grahovac, Medtrade


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Attendees report 'good signs' at show

October 22, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA - The HME industry is changing, but there are opportunities out there if you know where to look, say attendees and exhibitors at this year's Medtrade. The show drew 80 new exhibitors—about 70 of which were brand new and another 10 making a return after a long absence, says Mark Lind, associate group show director, healthcare. “That's a good sign,” he said. “Folks are seeing that the HME industry is alive and vibrant.” While final numbers weren't...

2019, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Mark Lind, Medtrade


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Karyn Estrella to be recognized as Homecare Champion

October 11, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Karyn Estrella has been named as the 2019 Van G. Miller Homecare Champion. Estrella, the long-time leader of the Home Medical Equipment Services Association of New England, passed away July 4. She is remembered for her passionate advocacy on behalf of the HME industry. “Karyn was a force in her meetings with policymakers, but the way she encouraged and supported so many other individuals in New England to become strong HME advocates is probably the most important part of...

2019, Award, Karyn Estrella, Medtrade, Van G Miller Homecare Champion, VGM Group


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Speaker spotlight: Culture comes from leadership

September 30, 2019Tracy Orzel

ATLANTA - Every company has a culture, whether they realize it or not, and those with stronger cultures are typically better performers, says Sharon Bock, director of marketing at Allegiance Group. HME News recently spoke to Bock and Bruce Gehring, senior vice president of business development at Allegiance, who are co-hosting a session at Medtrade called “Creating a Culture to Improve Collections" about the different types of culture and how they can be improved. HME News: So what exactly...

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