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AdaptHealth makes diabetes play, with emphasis on tech

May 29, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - AdaptHealth execs say recurring revenue streams and a focus on connected health care made a recent pair of acquisitions doubly attractive.The provider last week announced it would pay $425 million for Solara Medical Supplies and $62 million for ActivStyle, extending its reach further into the diabetes and incontinence supplies markets, respectively.The Chula Vista, Calif.-based Solara, a national supplier of continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps and diabetes supplies,...

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AdaptHealth makes pair of supply buys

May 26, 2020HME News Staff

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - AdaptHealth has expanded its medical supplies platforms with the acquisitions of Solara Medical Supplies and ActivStyle.The Chula Vista, Calif.-based Solara is a national supplier of continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps and other diabetes supplies. The Minneapolis-based ActivStyle is a national provider of incontinence and urology products.“As AdaptHealth seeks to provide more value to patients, health care professionals and insurance payers managing chronic conditions...

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Gayle Devin, sole-source soldier

August 23, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

MINNEAPOLIS - AAHomecare's first “HME Hero” Gayle Devin has helped to develop a playbook for fighting sole-source contracts for incontinence supplies in a number of states.As the CEO of ActivStyle, a provider with a national footprint, it's serious business for Devin, but it's also the right thing to do for patients.Here's what Devin, who chairs AAHomecare's Medical Supplies Council, had to say about the pay-offs of dogged advocacy.HME News: You've played a critical role in stopping...

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ActivStyle takes stand against low reimbursement

January 30, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MINNEAPOLIS - With IlliniCare Health holding fast to its drastic cuts to reimbursement for incontinence supplies, ActivStyle has taken a hard a line.In November, the provider—the state's largest provider of the supplies—announced it would no longer participate in the payer's network, something it had done since 2011, says CEO Gayle Devin.“After fighting the fight, we made the decision that we can't continue to operate at a loss here,” she said. “We labored long and hard...

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In brief: Philips consolidates manufacturing, ActivStyle drops out of IlliniCare

November 16, 2018HME News Staff

KENNESAW, Ga. - Philips is taking steps to consolidate and transfer manufacturing, R&D operations and related business functions from its facility in Kennesaw, Ga.The process will continue through the end of 2019, the company says.“During this period, manufacturing operations in Kennesaw, which includes home oxygen and a limited number of other products, will be transitioned to a third-party manufacturer and existing Philips facilities in western Pennsylvania,” the company stated.The...

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ActivStyle drops out of IlliniCare

November 16, 2018HME News Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - ActivStyle, a Minneapolis-based provider of incontinence supplies, is dropping out of IlliniCare Health's network after “a year of operating at a loss,” CEO Gayle Devin has told Crain's Chicago Business. IlliniCare, a private insurer in the state's overhauled Medicaid managed care program, implemented cuts of up to 50% on Jan. 1 for everything from wheelchairs to ventilators. “We finally said, 'We love these (patients)—we've been servicing some of them...

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ActivStyle solidifies its position as indie player

October 2, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MINNEAPOLIS - ActivStyle, which has made a name for itself in the incontinence supplies market, wants to boost its profile in the catheter market.In June, the company launched Catheter Express, a new brand to help focus its existing catheter business. ActivStyle entered the catheter space in 2010 when it acquired Advocate Medical.“We felt really formalizing and doing more of the personal service we do so well on the incontinence side was a benefit in our catheter business,” said CEO Gayle...

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ActivStyle boosts catheter biz

June 12, 2018HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - ActivStyle has launched Catheter Express, a new catheter and urology brand within the ActivStyle portfolio, a move that will the provider to grow its catheter division, according to a press release. ActveStyle is primarily known as a direct-to-consumer provider of incontinence supplies. "Customers have a lot of choices for catheters and related urology supplies, but ActivStyle's years of experience in medical supplies, customer information systems, and distribution platform help set...

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In brief: Judge favors Lincare in whistleblower lawsuit, neb-med payments are up and down

July 17, 2015HME News Staff

MIAMI - A federal judge has ruled that two former Lincare employees failed to prove the provider violated Medicare telemarketing rules.U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams on July 10 issued a partial summary judgment that freed Lincare from most of the charges outlined in a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the provider of violating the False Claims Act.The plaintiffs had argued that Lincare and its subsidiary, Diabetic Experts, violated Medicare rules by using improper sales leads to make unsolicited...

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ActivStyle secures financing

July 15, 2015HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - ActivStyle has obtained a credit facility from Garrison Investment Group, it announced July 14. The provider of incontinence products will use the proceeds to refinance debt and provide capital for growth, according to a press release. Terms of the deal, which consists of a term loan and revolving credit facility, were not disclosed. ActivStyle is a portfolio company of The Riverside Group. In addition to incontinence products, the provider offers urological, enteral, ostomy and wound...

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