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In brief: Griggs takes reins, accessories need protection, Humana makes buy

June 18, 2021HME News Staff

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – Luke McGee has resigned from his positions as co-CEO and director of the board of AdaptHealth, and Stephen Griggs has been named CEO effective immediately.  Griggs, who is also a member of the board, joined AdaptHealth in February as co-CEO following the company’s acquisition of AeroCare Holdings, which he founded and led as president and CEO.  “Steve’s extensive management experience, along with health sector expertise and a proven...

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Apria readies to move on

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Apria readies to move on

May 21, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

INDIANAPOLIS – Apria is readying itself for a post-COVID world by embracing flexible working arrangements and leveraging telehealth to meet patients where they are, says CEO Dan Starck. While most of its patient-facing staff and operations remained working onsite throughout the pandemic and others who had transitioned to the home are slowly moving back to the office, the company is committed to a hybrid model going forward, he says. “The pandemic challenged all of us to rapidly...

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Rackspace Technology allows Apria to focus on ‘core business’

April 27, 2021HME News Staff

SAN ANTONIO – Rackspace Technology has collaborated with Apria Healthcare to modernize its IT infrastructure, resulting in a 32% reduction in operating costs. Rackspace Technology collaborated with Apria Healthcare to manage, modernize and secure its data center by consolidating and collocating its existing infrastructure by leveraging Rackspace Professional Services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware and Managed AWS infrastructure. The move to the new...

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Apria replaces Smyth with Hicks

March 1, 2021HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Apria Healthcare has appointed Michael-Bryant Hicks as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He joins Apria from Elanco Animal Health, where he held the same position. Hicks previously held positions at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and The Providence Service Corporation, where he oversaw all legal functions for both companies. Hicks replaces Raoul Smyth, who most recently served as executive vice president, general counsel and...

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At capacity: Pandemic exacerbates problems created by bid program

January 29, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – CMS’s competitive bidding program set the stage for a number of the difficulties that the HME industry is seeing as it tries to meet increased demand for oxygen therapy for COVID-19 patients, say the leaders of Apria Healthcare and Lincare and the Council of Quality Respiratory Care.  The agency may have dropped oxygen from Round 2021, its latest round of bidding, but 10 years since the program’s...

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Apria jumps into hot market 

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Apria jumps into hot market 

January 22, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – After a lengthy period of relative quiet, Apria Healthcare’s planned IPO could signal a company that is ready to grow, say M&A analysts.  The provider on Jan. 15 filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, a step it must take before filing an initial public offering.  “They’ve been a bit conspicuous by their absence in doing transactions,” said Jonathan Sadock, managing partner/CEO of Paragon...

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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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