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North Carolina implements Medicaid rate floor

July 8, 2021HME News Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on June 29 signed S594, a bill that creates a rate floor for durable medical equipment, ACMESA and AAHomecare report.  Per the legislation, reimbursement for DME will be set at 100% of the lesser of the supplier’s usual and customary rate or the maximum allowable Medicaid fee-for-service rates for DME and supplies, orthotics and prosthetics.  The legislation, which went into effect July 1, protects rate floor provisions for...

aahomecare, ACMESA, Durable Medical Equipment, Medicaid, North Carolina Medicaid

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EMBRACE fills trailers with donated DME

May 18, 2021HME News Staff

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – EMBRACE Foundation hosted a donation pick-up event in May, filling two enclosed trailers with items ranging from hospital beds to wheelchairs to walkers to braces to supplies. Samaritan’s Purse World Medical Mission will distribute the equipment and supplies to their partner hospitals worldwide. “Seeing all the donations together was extraordinary,” said Carrie Chi, a board member of the EMBRACE Foundation. “The amount collected is truly remarkable....

Donations, Durable Medical Equipment, EMBRACE Foundation

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US Med-Equip earns honor

April 14, 2021HME News Staff

AUSTIN, Texas - US Med-Equip, a provider of DME, including infusion pumps, patient monitors and ventilators, has been recognized with the Lee Brandon Walker Award. The award is presented by Owner Resource Group (ORG), an Austin-based private investment firm, and is named after one of ORG's founding members who died in 2014 from an undiagnosed heart condition while helping save the life of an animal in the wilderness. "It is a tremendous honor to earn this award established in honor...

Durable Medical Equipment, US Med-Equip

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North Carolina DME company to pay fines, restitution

March 5, 2021HME News Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Perfect Fit for You, a DME provider owned by Margaret Gibson, was ordered to pay a $2 million fine and more than $10 million in restitution to the North Carolina Medicaid program for alleged fraudulent claims submitted by employees for DME between March 2015 and November 201. In some cases, the identifying information of deceased beneficiaries was allegedly used. A civil claim under the federal and state False Claims Act was also filed against...

Durable Medical Equipment, Fraud

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InfuSystem adds to DME platform with acquisition

February 4, 2021HME News Staff

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – InfuSystem, a provider of infusion pump therapy and other health care services, has acquired FilAMed, a biomedical services company based in Bakersfield, Calif. “The addition of FilAMed broadens and enhances our scope of biomedical services within our DME platform and provides us the opportunity to enter the acute care market,” said Richard DiIorio, CEO.  “Our customers will benefit from a broader range of services, including...

Durable Medical Equipment, FilAMed, home infusion equipment, InfuSystem Holdings

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Great Elm shows improvement

November 17, 2020HME News Staff

WALTHAM, Mass. - Great Elm Capital Group has reported first quarter revenue for DME grew 10.4% year over year and 5% sequentially, results that show the company's ability to grow despite the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials say. Great Elm reported a net loss for DME of $500,000 vs. $800,000 year over year, and an adjusted EBITDA of $2.8 million vs. $3 million year over year. “We made significant progress toward achievement of our strategic goals for both our DME and Investment...

Durable Medical Equipment, Financial Results, Great Elm Capital

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CMS announces new AAP loan payment terms

October 9, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS announced on Oct. 8 new terms for payments issued under the Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) Program. Under the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act,” repayment will now begin one year from the issuance date of each provider's or supplier's accelerated or advance payment. “In the throes of an unprecedented pandemic, providers and suppliers on the frontlines needed a lifeline to help keep them afloat,” said CMS Administrator Seema...

Durable Medical Equipment, Medicare, Part B

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DME owner pleads guilty in latest brace fraud case

July 16, 2020HME News Staff

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Patrick Wolfe, operator of Wilmington Island Medical in Georgia, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy for his role in a scheme in which he paid kickbacks in return for leads for DME like orthotic braces and then billed Medicare Part B for the items.This prosecution stems from “Operation Brace Yourself,” a nationwide fraud takedown of a $1.2 billion scheme uncovered in 2019.The combined total of fraud charged in these Georgia cases, which include eight physicians,...

Braces, Durable Medical Equipment, Operation Brace Yourself

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Stander, TrustCare ink distributor deal

July 2, 2020HME News Staff

LOGAN, Utah - Stander Inc. will serve as the exclusive North American distributor of TrustCare AB, a Swedish manufacturer of rollators and ancillary products. “Stander has always prided itself on creating quality innovative solutions to help people live more safely, comfortably and independently, so we jumped at the opportunity to add TrustCare's outstanding, Swedish-designed mobility products to our mix,” said Brandon Birch, Stander's CEO. Stander has a retail network consisting of more...

Durable Medical Equipment, rollators, Stander, TrusCare

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Invacare re-allocates spending to drive new product sales

February 14, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ELYRIA, Ohio - Now that it has a more robust pipeline in place, Invacare needs to more effectively commercialize its new products, says Matthew Monaghan.Last year, the company launched in North America the ROVI A3 Power Wheelchair with Motion Concepts MPS Maxx Modular Power Standing System and the Invacare microAIR Therapeutic Support Surfaces, among other products.“In 2019, we launched many new innovative products, but we admittedly weren't as effective in commercializing them as expected,”...

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