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Invacare to close facility in Germany

December 3, 2019HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare will close its production and distribution facility in Porta Westfalica, Germany, at the end of 2020, a move that will affect about 240 associates, according to a Form 8-K that the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 25.The work done there will be done at other Invacare facilities or by third parties.As a result of the move, Invacare expects to incur pre-tax cash restructuring charges in its Europe segment, primarily related to severance and transition...

Closure, Invacare, Manufacturing

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In brief: UroMed to close, bid registration opens

June 14, 2019HME News Staff

SUWANEE, Ga. - UroMed, a provider of urological, incontinence and other disposable medical supplies, will close on July 8, according to a letter to its customers.“We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause; however, over the next few weeks UroMed will be working diligently to ensure a seamless transition of care to another provider of your choice in accordance with your plan's network,” reads the letter, signed by Ryan Schorr, vice president and general manager.UroMed was...

Closure, Competitive Bidding, Round 2021, supplies, uromed

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Degen Berglund closes store dues to industry challenges

May 11, 2018HME News Staff

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Degen Berglund plans to close its home medical services store, laying off 30 employees, according to a local TV station. The company says it is selling its CPAP business to Family Medical Supply and CPAP, also located in La Crosse, and will now focus on its pharmacy and retail businesses. In a statement, the company told the station that industry challenges have made it more difficult to provide service to people needing DME and CPAP. The layoffs will begin in phases, starting July...

Closure, Consolidation, CPAP, Degen Berglund

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On the Editor's Desk

'It is no longer worth the pit in my stomach'

April 4, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It's always disappointing when the HME industry's efforts to get relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program fail to cross the finish line. But this last time around, when H.R. 4229 failed to make the cut in a recently passed omnibus bill, it was particularly disappointing. In the weeks leading up to the vote on the omnibus bill, I received emails from several providers asking, do you think it will happen? After the vote, the “ask” became, do you think it will ever happen? I offered...

Audits, Closure, Medicare, Reimbursement cuts

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Baystate Health drops home infusion, respiratory services

March 23, 2018HME News Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Baystate Health is handing over its home infusion and respiratory services business to CVS, according to the Greenfield Recorder. Baystate Home Infusion & Respiratory Services will close by the end of the month. After a strategic review, Baystate Health found “durable medical equipment and home delivery of respiratory services, and related equipment and supplies, are not a core business of Baystate Health,” a spokeswoman for the healthcare system told the newspaper....

Baystate Home Infusion & Respiratory Services, Closure

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Cooke & Burnell Orthopedic Supplies shuts down

January 30, 2018HME News Staff

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Cooke & Burnell Orthopedic Supplies has closed, after an attempt to merge with another company failed, according to the Berkshire Eagle. Cooke & Burnell, which had four employees, stopped accepting new patients on Jan. 1, but it remained open for several weeks so that company officials could tie up loose ends. The merger was how they planned to renew their five-year license to sell orthopedic supplies, which expired at the end of 2017. Company officials decided to close the business,...

Closure, Cooke & Burnell Orthopedic Supplies

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Lodi Health closes HME store

February 7, 2017HME News Staff

LODI, Calif. - Lodi Health is closing Memorial Home Med-Equip due to changes in Medicare reimbursement, according to the Lodi News-Sentinel. The full-service store has provided area residents with medical equipment like hospital beds, walkers, canes and oxygen equipment for 33 years. Company officials cite a 50% reduction in reimbursement as the driving factor in the decision. Lodi Health is not alone. There were once three medical equipment supply stores in the city at one time, but they have all...

Closure, HME, Lodi Health

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Home Health United closes four retail stores

May 17, 2016HME News Staff

MADISON, Wis. - Home Health United-Home Medical Equipment blames recent changes in Medicare reimbursement rates for its decision to close retail stores in Johnson Creek, Platteville, Portage and St. Mary's Hospital. The provider will continue to provide these communities with HME, as well as home health, hospice and palliative care, but it will no longer have retail storefronts as of May 20. “Suppliers of home medical equipment across the country are dealing with the challenge of how to provide...

Closure, Reimbursement reductions, storefront

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