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Drive DeVilbiss doubles down

September 10, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has decided that, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain constraints, it’s all hands on deck for its oxygen products and that means discontinuing its CPAP products.  The company announced in early September that it will discontinue its DV5 and DV6 series of CPAP devices in December – even as a Philips recall has put a premium on those devices – to better manage raw material shortages and better meet increased...

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In brief: Discontinued devices, freight surcharges, rehab expansions

September 3, 2021HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare will discontinue its DV5 and DV6 series of CPAP devices as of December 2021, citing raw material shortages, difficulty securing needed parts and increased component pricing.  The company will continue to focus on its oxygen products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Over the last two years, Drive DeVilbiss has been a major supplier of critical oxygen products during the largest respiratory pandemic in history,”...

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Drive DeVilbiss to discontinue CPAP line

September 2, 2021HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare will discontinue its DV5 and DV6 series of CPAP devices as of December 2021, citing raw material shortages, difficulty securing needed parts and increased component pricing.  The company will continue to focus on its oxygen products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Over the last two years, Drive DeVilbiss has been a major supplier of critical oxygen products during the largest respiratory pandemic in history,”...

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In brief: CMS guidance, Convatec acquisition, Drive CEO

April 2, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has instructed the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to hold all claims with dates of service on or after April 1, 2021, for a short period, in anticipation of possible congressional action to extend the moratorium on the 2% sequestration cuts.  “This will minimize the volume of claims the MACs must reprocess if Congress extends the suspension,” CMS wrote in a March 30 bulletin. “The MACs will automatically reprocess any claims paid with the...

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Drive taps Lampert as CEO 

April 1, 2021HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has named Derek Lampert CEO.  Lampert, who has more than 20 years of experience in the DME industry, joined Drive as a territory sales manager in 2003 and has held a variety of roles at the company. In 2020, he assumed responsibility for North American manufacturing operations as COO and global and commercial operations as president.  “At Drive, the belief is that we build our people so that they can...

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In brief: Drive gets new CEO, AdaptHealth buys PCS from McKesson

November 22, 2019HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare CEO Bob Gilligan has stepped down, the company announced Nov. 19.Drive's board of directors has appointed former Dentsply Sirona executive Robert Size as its new CEO. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the company and will also join the board.“We thank Bob Gilligan for his leadership and valuable contributions to Drive,” said John Compton, chairman of the board. “We are confident that Bob Size will lead Drive into a phase of...

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Drive closes on $35M in capital

October 4, 2019HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has successfully closed on a deal that will give it $35 million in new capital. The transaction, first announced Sept. 20, also reduces its cash debt service obligations from its current lenders of approximately $100 million over the next two and a half years. “This transaction provides the improved capital structure and new funding required to fuel the execution of Drive's business plan,” said Bob Gilligan, CEO. The Wall Street Journal...

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Providers watch for changes at Drive DeVilbiss

September 13, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - HME providers say they're keeping an eye on Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, now that it has been reported the company is $600 million in debt.“We do buy from them and rely on them, so it's troubling,” said John Quinlan, president of the Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association (NEMEP) and owner of Quinlan's Pharmacy & Medical Supply in Wayland, N.Y.The Wall Street Journal reported on Sept. 4 that Medical Depot, which operates Drive DeVilbiss, has begun restructuring...

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Drive DeVilbiss struggles with $600M in debt

September 6, 2019HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Medical Depot, which operates as Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, has begun restructuring talks with its senior lenders, the Wall Street Journal has reported. In a bid to avoid filing for bankruptcy, a group of lenders and advisors is trying to reach an out-of-court deal to restructure $600 million in debt, according to the newspaper. Lenders recently signed a nondisclosure agreement to access privileged information about the company, it has reported.The advisors include the law...

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In brief: NSM enters Pine Tree State, Cure Medical expands

March 16, 2018HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has opened a branch in Bangor, Maine—its first in the state, it announced last week. The provider also plans to open a branch in Portland this spring. “We are proud to add these new locations and experienced professionals to the NSM family and look forward to partnering with healthcare providers to serve clients in these communities,” said CEO Bill Mixon. In December, NSM opened a branch in Anchorage, Alaska.Compass Health completes...

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