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HR buys catheter manufacturer

January 10, 2022HME News Staff

YORK, Pa. – HR Pharmaceuticals has acquired Medical Technologies of Georgia, a manufacturer specializing in catheter products for paraplegics and those with limited dexterity. “The acquisition will enable HR to offer a wide range of urology products and increase patient access to MTG’s innovative brand of adult and pediatric catheters,” said Colby Wiesman, president and CEO of HR. Once integraed, HR says it will be the only independent catheter manufacturer remaining in the...

Catheters, HR, Medical Technologies of Georgia


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In brief: HIDA research, catheter white paper, Quipt acquisition

January 7, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Medical supplies are being delayed 37 days due to ongoing supply chain problems, according to research by the Health Industry Distributors Association.  These delays are impacting 8,000-12,000 containers of supplies throughout the U.S. transportation system, the association says.  “HIDA recommends a fast-pass system to prioritize essential medical supplies through ports, onto rail and truck for expedited delivery to the front lines of health care,”...

aahomecare, Catheters, Health Industry Distributors Association, Inogen, One Drop, supply chain constraints


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White paper highlights critical need for catheters

January 5, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON D.C. – AAHomecare and other stakeholders have developed a white paper to educate payers and state Medicaid programs on the importance of access to intermittent catheter products and services.   The paper addresses the variables going into managing each person’s urinary retention needs, the role of the HME provider, the risks of improper management, the challenges of limited HCPCs codes for a variety of products, and the value of managing urinary needs with sustainable...

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AAHomecare assesses interest in catheter survey

November 11, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is considering engaging Dobson DaVanzo & Associates to conduct a study to assess the direct and indirect costs of providing intermittent catheters (A4351, A4352, A4353), but it needs to ensure there are enough suppliers willing to participate. Earlier this year, the Office of Inspector General said it was working on a report regarding acquisition costs for urinary supplies compared to Medicare fee-for-service allowables. The agency’s intent is to provide information...

aahomecare, Catheters


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Vendors

Cure Medical becomes part of ConvaTec

March 29, 2021HME News Staff

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., and BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Cure Medical on March 24 announced that is has been bought by ConvaTec and that its CEO, John Anderson, will join the Continence Care division of the company.  The two companies have complimentary portfolios and, together, will be able to offer a more comprehensive range of products and services for patients and their DME partners, Cure Medical says.  “I welcome ConvaTec, a long-time...

Catheters, ConvaTec, Cure Medical, M&A, Medical supplies


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180 Medical launches caregiver scholarship

January 22, 2020HME News Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY - 180 Medical is launching the Ron Howell Caregiver Scholarship in honor of President Ron Howell, who will retire this year. It is open to college students who are unpaid caregivers to a family member or loved one and plan to attend a two-year, four-year or graduate school program in the fall. “We're thrilled to be able to implement a scholarship program that can offer a helping hand to caregivers, who often work so hard and give so much to their loved ones while also working...

180 Medical, Catheters, Incontinence Supplies, Ron Howell


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Serial entrepreneurs: Stevens, Burns make another run at supplies

September 30, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BUFORD, Ga. - Having already built one successful business, the team behind UroStat Healthcare hopes to repeat their winning formula for a second time.Craig Stevens, UroStat's CEO, and Bert Burns, part owner, previously worked together at UroMed, which Burns founded in 1996 and sold to AssuraMed in early 2014. At the time of its sale, UroMed served 7,000 patients in 48 states.UroStat, which marked its first year in business in July, offers catheters, ostomy and incontinence supplies, and accepts...

Catheters, Home medical supplies, UroStat Healthcare


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PECO Medical drops out

May 31, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - PECO Medical is exiting the urology market, according to a letter to its customers.“After an extensive review of the market and our prospects for future success, we made the difficult decision to exist the urology business effective June 1, 2019,” wrote Greg Bosco, president of Genairex and Peco Medical, in the letter. “We plan to continue to ship urological products and support our customers through the end of May.”Genairex, better known as Securi-T,...

Catheters, PECO Medical


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Business Development

Technology reshapes incontinence, skin, wound care

November 30, 2018John Andrews

Technology may not be the first word that springs to mind in reference to the incontinence, skin and wound care market, but perhaps its time that it took front and center. Innovations in connected care and therapeutic materials are becoming prominent in the category and offer viable applications for HME providers.One option for the incontinence segment just launched in September: the DFree portable bladder monitor from San Diego-based Triple W. The wearable product detects bladder volume levels and...

Catheters, Cure Medical, Incontinence, Limbkeepers, skin care, Triple W, Wound Care


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Certain products must carry standardized warning labels

October 30, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Manufacturers and distributors are grappling with updates to California's Proposition 65 that went into effect Aug. 30.Prop 65 requires businesses to warn individuals in California about products containing 900-plus listed chemicals “known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.” What's new: standardized warning labels. Manufacturers must include them on these products, distributors must incorporate them into their websites and...

Catheters, Cure Medical, Hollister, NDC, Proposition 65


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