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Apria marks 25th anniversary

June 24, 2020HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare is celebrating 25 years in business. The company was formed in 1995, when two U.S. home health care companies, Homedco Group and Abbey Healthcare, were combined. Over the years, Apria says it has provided equipment and services to patients in disaster-struck areas, demonstrated its commitment to veterans and military spouses through hiring programs, and initiated green earth projects to salvage repair parts and recycle scrap metal on unusable equipment. “During...

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HME stands out as solution amid pandemic

March 20, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - HME providers are the “pressure release valve” for acute care facilities that are expected to strain from the number of patients who have COVID-19 and need care.The respiratory virus, which can be deadly for older people and those with underlying conditions, has created a spike in demand for ventilators, oxygen concentrators and BiPAP devices, equipment that HME providers are well positioned to provide in the home.“The home is the pressure release valve for the...

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Apria Healthcare responds to wildfires

November 8, 2019HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has launched a mobilized effort to deliver critical equipment to its patients in California, where wildfires continue to plague much of the state.The provider says its employees have been working around the clock to ensure equipment like oxygen tanks are being delivered. Last week alone, they made more than 20,000 deliveries, with trucks set up in strategic locations to help distribute equipment to patients being evacuated from their homes.“Our employees...

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Apria's online retail outlet adds payment options

November 16, 2018HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - ApriaDirect, Apria Healthcare's online marketplace for HME, now accepts flexible spending account and health savings account debit cards for qualified retail purchases. The goal: to reduce the burden of healthcare spending for customers and improve the overall shopping experience. “ApriaDirect is part of a limited number of select online stores currently accepting FSA and HSA cards, providing customers a convenient way to purchase eligible HME and supplies while shopping...

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Apria Healthcare salutes veterans

June 1, 2018HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has launched Apria Salutes, a program that offers active duty military, veterans and other eligible family members an ongoing 25% discount and free shipping on qualifying purchases made on ApriaDirect.com, the company's retail HME and supplies website. “We are proud to do our part to help the men and women who are actively serving or who have served our country by providing a convenient way to shop for over 7,000 health-related retail items, ranging from...

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Apria opens up e-prescribing platform

March 2, 2018HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has re-launched DMEhub, an e-prescribing platform for all DME prescribers and providers. “Apria's goal is to improve the overall experience for patients, prescribers and suppliers,” said Dan Starck, CEO of Apria. “By opening up the e-prescribing platform to the entire medical equipment industry, we aim to better serve all patients, regardless of their DME supplier.” Apria acquired DMEhub in June 2016. The intuitive platform uses “if/then”...

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Hurricane relief: Preferred Homecare, Apria Healthcare step up

September 27, 2017HME News Staff

Phoenix-based Preferred Homecare has donated medical equipment, including wheelchairs and ambulatory aids, to the Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project in Houston. The equipment will be used in shelters to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the city in August. Employees at Preferred Homecare also raised money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief fund, with the company donating a matching amount. “Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by Hurricane...

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In brief: Apria settles with MassHealth, Trump stalls sleep reg

August 11, 2017HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has agreed to pay more than $750,000 to settle allegations that it billed Massachusetts residents for services already covered by MassHealth, the state's Medicaid program.Under the settlement announced Aug. 9, Apria has agreed to pay $99,008 in restitution and $665,934 in penalties to settle allegations that the company improperly billed consumers between December 2011 and April 2017, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.Despite the settlement,...

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New Apria program helps reduce readmissions

August 11, 2017HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has launched a new program for patients on non-invasive ventilation that it says significantly reduces hospital admissions.As part of the Apria Clinical Evidence (ACE) program, respiratory therapists perform regularly scheduled home visits to help patients maintain compliance with therapy and intervene as needed to get patients back on track. During the visits, RTs monitor each patient's progress and record their responses to a number of quality of life indicators,...

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Apria settles with MassHealth

August 10, 2017HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has agreed to pay more than $750,000 to settle allegations that it billed Massachusetts residents for services already covered by MassHealth, the state's Medicaid program.Under the settlement announced Aug. 9, Apria has agreed to pay $99,008 in restitution and $665,934 in penalties to settle allegations that the company improperly billed consumers between December 2011 and April 2017, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.Despite the settlement,...

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