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People news: CHME, Invacare

July 20, 2018HME News Staff

Foster City, Calif.-based CHME has added Susan Wong as vice president of finance. Wong, who has 20 years of “progressive” experience leading the financial and accounting efforts of small- and mid-sized companies, starts working at the company on Aug. 6. She specializes in technology and health care, and companies that are evolving. At CHME, Wong will be responsible for assisting with the execution of CHME's business plan for market growth…Elyria, Ohio-based Invacare has appointed Diana...

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In brief: Study highlights bid program's flaws, Amazon eyes medical supplies pilot

July 20, 2018HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - Add the Pacific Research Institute to the long list of economists and researchers who believe CMS's current competitive bidding program for HME is inefficient at best and dangerous at worst.PRI's study, “Reforming CMS' Competitive Bidding Process to Improve Quality and Sustainability,” borrows on the work of Peter Cramton, an economist and outspoken critic of the program, and research firms like Dobson DaVanzo & Associates.“Medicare patients are receiving lower quality...

aahomecare, Byram Healthcare, CHME, Competitive Bidding, Home Medical Equipment, Invacare, NSM


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New CHME CEO makes good on cliché

February 16, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

FOSTER CITY Calif. - After a lengthy tenure at Apria Healthcare, Lauren Barranti says taking the helm at the much smaller CHME presents exciting new challenges.It's a great opportunity to go back to a very local health care operation and the service that we provide—there's fewer and fewer of us out there,'” she said. “I love the challenge and I want to make good on that whole cliché that health care is a local business and want to keep proving those services locally and grow this...

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Zimmer steps down, Barranti steps up

January 2, 2018HME News Staff

FOSTER CITY, Calif. - Industry veteran Bernie Zimmer is retiring as president and CEO of CHME, a DME company based here. His successor: Lauren Barranti, who most recently served as the company's executive vice president. “Lauren very much appreciates the business model that CHME has created and understands our market approach and is excited to help our company continue to expand our business and service even more patients in need,” said Zimmer of Barranti, who came to CHME from Apria...

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People in the news: Laura Williard, Lauren Barranti

July 7, 2017HME News Staff

AAHomecare has promoted Laura Williard to vice president of payer relations. In a bulletin to members, the association credited Williard for “stemming the tide and in some cases reversing further cuts with the help of state associations, utilizing a multi-pronged approach.” AAHomecare says Williard will continue to push and reach out to the Defense Health Agency and contractors to get a CURES fix implemented for Tricare, and will continue to work with state leaders to educate payers like...

aahomecare, CHME, Laura Williard, Lauren Barranti


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In brief: Judge deals setback to Arriva Medical, BioScrip reports earnings

May 5, 2017HME News Staff

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Arriva Medical on April 25 lost an appeal seeking to reinstate its Medicare billing privileges, according to news reports.Earlier this month, a spokesperson for the provider of diabetes testing supplies told HME News, “Arriva is in the midst of the administrative appeals process, with an appeal pending before an administrative law judge.”An administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has now ruled Arriva Medical's admission that...

AOPA, Arriva Medical, BioScrip, BOC, CHME, Mail-order diabetic suppliers, Universal Software


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CHME secures $4M term loan

May 3, 2017HME News Staff

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Pacific Mercantile Bank has extended a $4 million term loan to CHME, an HME provider. CHME, originally California Home Medical Equipment, was referred to Pacific Mercantile Bank by Unique Investment Corp., CHME's private equity sponsor. “With the knowledge they gained, they were able to structure a loan that meets our financing needs and allows us to increase our working capital to support the growth opportunities we are seeing,” said Bernie Zimmer, president of CHME....

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