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Business Development

O&P: A challenging but viable market

March 21, 2016John Andrews

Yes, the orthotics and prosthetics market is under increasing government scrutiny and CMS is proposing archaic practices as a cost-saving solution. It's true that a challenging market is getting even more so for O&P providers trying to serve a client base that needs special products. And eking out margins is expected to get even tougher. Yet, there is reason for optimism. The retail component of the market is growing, demand is stable and providers are becoming more effective in operating...

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), Dr. Comfort, Limbkeepers, Orthotics & Prosthetics, Ottobock

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Business Development

Diabetes opens door to new referral sources

October 22, 2015John Andrews

With its myriad co-morbidities, diabetes is a market that can offer HME providers access to a referral source stream they never considered before. A company established as a full-service diabetes supplier can access a wide range of specialists, including endocrinologists, podiatrists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists, orthopedists, hematologists and vascular specialists.To start, as they are with all other markets, primary care physicians are the gatekeepers for diabetics and research shows they...

Diabetes Supplies, Diabetic Shoes, Dr. Comfort, Vionic Group

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Business Development

Despite hardships, providers eye diabetes

November 3, 2014John Andrews

After listening to the industry's complaints about the difficulties with reimbursement, excessive paperwork and governmental red tape, HME providers considering adding diabetes to their business mix may think it's not worth the trouble. Historically, this is why many providers opted not to enter the diabetes marketplace. But these are extraordinary times in HME, as competitive bidding has caused providers to reconsider their business models and look upon risk more favorably than in the...

Aetrex, Arkray USA, CareTouch, Diabetes Supplies, Dr. Comfort, Nufoot, Prescriptions Plus

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Dr. Comfort donates to American Diabetes Association

October 16, 2014HME News Staff

MILWAUKEE - Dr. Comfort will donate $10 to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for every pair of athletic shoes sold from its newest Athletic Shoe line through the end of the year. “As a therapeutic footwear company, the fight against diabetes is very important to us,” said Product Manager Rob Heglin. The footwear manufacturer will also participate in several of the ADA's “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes” events.

American Diabetes Association, Dr. Comfort


In brief: GAO weighs in on audits, Liberator's investments pay off

August 15, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on CMS to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its post-payment review efforts by providing contractors with additional guidance and oversight.The GAO reviewed MACs, ZPICs, RAs and CERT contractors because “questions have been raised about their effectiveness and efficiency, and the burden on providers.”While CMS has taken steps to prevent contractors from conducting duplicative post-payment claims reviews, the...

Diabetes, Dr. Comfort, Liberator Medical, Medtrade, Pediatric Home Service, ResMed

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Dr. Comfort steps out for diabetes

August 14, 2014HME News Staff

MILWAUKEE - Dr. Comfort, a manufacturer of therapeutic footwear, has committed to raising $100,000 in 2014 as a National Team for the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Dr. Comfort's employees, friends, family members, customers and vendors are invited to join the company's corporate team in participating in any of the 110 Step Out events nationwide. Every mile walked and dollar raised supports the ADA's research and advocacy efforts to improve the lives of those affected...

American Diabetes Association, Dr. Comfort, therapeutic footwear

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DJO Global buys Dr. Comfort for $254M

March 14, 2011HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - DJO Global announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Dr. Comfort, for $254.6 million in cash. Company officials expect the transaction to close in the next 30 to 45 days. DJO Global describes the diabetes care market for podiatry practices, orthotic and prosthetic centers, home medical equipment providers and independent pharmacies as “rapidly growing.” It noted in a release that for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010, Dr. Comfort generated net sales...

Diabetic Shoes, Dr. Comfort, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Home Medical Equipment (HME)

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