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HHS ends vent contracts with Philips, Vyaire, Hamilton

September 2, 2020HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM - Royal Philips announced Monday that it has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that its contract to deliver 43,000 bundled EV300 ventilator configurations through December 2020 has been partially terminated. Philips delivered 12,300 bundled vent configurations to the Strategic National Stockpile by the end of August, but it will no longer supply the remaining 30,700 Philips EV300 vents. “To date, we have delivered on our commitments to HHS,”...

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GM passes torch to Ventec, after completing order

September 2, 2020HME News Staff

KOKOMO, Ind. - General Motors and Ventec Life Systems delivered its 30,000th V+Pro critical care ventilator to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Aug. 31. The two companies completed the full federal order in just 154 days, completing one vent about every seven minutes. “Our drive to put critical care ventilators into production was fueled by thousands of people at GM, Ventec and our suppliers, who all wanted to do their part to help saves lives during the pandemic,”...

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QIC will transition from C2C to Maximus

June 28, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - C2C Innovative Solutions has lost its bid to remain CMS's Qualified Independent Contractor for HME, according to AAHomecare.Jacksonville, Fla.-based C2C has popularized a demonstration project that allows HME providers to speak with reconsideration professionals by phone to try and resolve their cases.Last year, when CMS awarded the new QIC contract to Reston, Va.-based Maximus, C2C protested.C2C will offer its last phone discussion on Sept. 15 and will complete all decisions by Dec....

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Golden's contract renewed by VA

May 15, 2018HME News Staff

OLD FORGE, Pa. - Golden Technologies has been awarded its third consecutive five-year contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs to supply power scooters to veterans nationwide. “The Golden Companion GC230 and GC340 power scooters allow them to access medical care and to accomplish necessary tasks in home and community environments that are so important as they gain more independence in their daily lives,” said Rich Golden, CEO of Golden Technologies. This most recent contract ends...

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Rotech notified of security breachÖ

August 19, 2016HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Healthcare may have experienced a security breach that could potentially affect the personal health information of 957 individuals. The provider received a police report on June 13 that paper patient records had been recovered from an unauthorized individual, according to news reports. The records include names, Social Security numbers, patient numbers, addresses and more. Rotech says it did not receive copies of the stolen information until July 11, when the U.S. Secret Service...

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GPO contracts with Ossur for orthopedic products

July 14, 2016HME News Staff

CLEVELAND and FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. - CHAMPS Group Purchasing has re-launched its custom contract with Ossur Americas for its osteoarthritis and injury solutions bracing and support products. The Ossur contract gives 7,000-plus CHAMPS members nationwide the opportunity to streamline products, according to a press release. “With this contract, our GPO contract price has expanded significantly and now covers Ossur's entire catalog, including orthopaedic soft goods, braces, cold therapy and casting...

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CMS shortens Round 1 contracts

August 14, 2015Tracy Orzel

BALTIMORE - CMS announced the timeline for Round 1 2017 last week, with one noticeable difference from previous rounds: The contract period is two years instead of three.Stakeholders say CMS most likely reduced the contract period to two years so that Rounds 1 and 2 would both end Dec. 31, 2018.“There's a good chance CMS could scrap the bid program in its entirety and do something to update the fee schedule or do some kind of national bid program,” said Seth Johnson, vice president of...

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Home Care Medical gets in with health network

April 29, 2014HME News Staff

NEW BERLIN, Wis. - Home Care Medical has reached an agreement with Sheboygan Employer's Health Network (SEHN) to be an in-network provider for area health insurance members. SEHN offers health insurance to the employees and their families of six major self-funded employers located in Sheboygan County. The agreement allows SEHN members to access products and services from all five of Home Care Medical's lines of business: infusion and enteral therapy; high-tech rehab equipment; respiratory care; HME...

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Aeroflow: In with Wellmark

December 27, 2012HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Aeroflow Healthcare, a provider of home respiratory and mobility equipment services in the Southeast, has received network status with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa and South Dakota. Now patients who carry these insurances will have access to replacement CPAP/BiPAP equipment and supplies, nebulizers and other durable medical equipment. Aeroflow, based here, was founded in 2001.

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