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Hospice Source names new CIO

February 1, 2023HME News Staff

DALLAS – Hospice Source, a hospice-focused durable medical equipment company founded in 1997, has promoted Tim Hines to CIO. Hines has been in the information technology and product management space for more than 25 years and has served as Hospice Source’s vice president of product and technology since June 2021, leading the successful development and deployment of the company’s new DME fulfillment system. “In addition to Tim’s strong expertise and knowledge, his heart...

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Witkowski pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

January 23, 2023HME News Staff

NEW YORK – Matthew Taylor Witkowksi has pled guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and will be sentenced April 20, according to the Department of Justice. From at least August 2019 through the date of his arrest in July 2022, Witkowski and a co-conspirator engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare by illegally obtaining and selling fraudulent written orders for goods and services paid for by Medicare, including for durable medical equipment.  Using a call center that he owned...

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Healthcare Equipment acquires Powell Medical

January 18, 2023HME News Staff

DURHAM, N.C. – Healthcare Equipment Inc., a family-owned provider of custom rehab and DME, has acquired Powell Medical, a provider of pediatric-focused custom rehab and DME.  Tom Powell, who owns Powell Medical, is retiring.  “I was humbled when Tom contacted me,” said Larry Lankford, owner of Healthcare Equipment. “The fact that Tom had the faith and trust in Healthcare Equipment Inc. to continue his high level of service to the Powell Medical family of clients...

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pVerify launches DME solution

December 1, 2022HME News Staff

TUSTIN, Calif. – pVerify, Inc., a patient insurance eligibility solution, has released pVerify Connect with its signature same or similar claim history solution and real-time eligibility verifications for DME suppliers. Through the Salesforce app, pVerify incorporates real-time advanced eligibility, completely automating the two-step process required to fulfill orders. The same or similar solution, a flexible five-year range of Medicare claims history, allows users to submit thousands of requests...

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Great Elm’s DME companies see increase 

November 15, 2022HME News Staff

WALTHAM, Mass. – Great Elm Group’s DME companies grew total revenue for the first quarter by 7% to $16.7 million compared to the prior-year period.  Adjusted EBITDA was $3.4 million vs. $5.1 million.  “The increase in revenue was primarily attributable to organic growth in resupply revenue, a full quarter of contributions from the MedOne acquisition and improved revenue reserves,” the company stated. “This revenue growth was achieved despite ongoing global...

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VGM releases new playbook

July 18, 2022HME News Staff

 WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM & Associates has released its third playbook this year, VGM Playbook: Emerging Opportunities in DMEPOS. Opportunities in DMEPOS highlighted in this playbook include e-commerce, care in the home, home accessibility and bariatrics. “We at VGM & Associates strive to help our VGM members improve on every aspect of their business as it exists today, and to assist in looking toward and planning for the future.” says Krista McNurlen, SVP of Marketing for VGM & Associates....

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USA Medical Supply adds scrubs division

July 18, 2022HME News Staff

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – USA Medical Supply has opened a scrubs and uniforms division to fulfill the needs of health care workers in Western Massachusetts, and Hartford County, Conn. USA Medical Supply will be offering brands that include Wonderwink, Carhartt, Barco, Grey's Anatomy, Healing Hands, White Cross, Med Couture and Landau. USA Medical Supply has more than 6,500 square feet of retail space, two large dressing rooms and a handicap accessible bathroom for convenience. Health care...

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Health system opens home medical shop 

June 27, 2022HME News Staff

MASON CITY, Iowa – MercyOne Albert Lea Home Medical Shop has opened at the southeast entrance to the mall in Albert Lea. At the shop, customers will find medical equipment to make life at home easier, including bathroom aids, walkers, breast pumps and more. For CPAP, BiPAP, oxygen and ventilator needs, there are respiratory therapists on staff. “We look forward to continuing our commitment to the area by adding our home medical shop to the list of services MercyOne has to offer,”...

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Medicap Pharmacy relocates, expands DME 

June 27, 2022HME News Staff

EAST NEWTON, Iowa – Medicap Pharmacy of Newton celebrated the grand opening of its new space on June 28, according to the Newton Daily News. The independent pharmacy relocated in November to the former Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. Pharmacy Manager Chris Forck, RPh, told the newspaper that the company offers free local delivery, immunizations, compliance solutions, mom-and-baby care, and an expanded line of DME at the new location. “We’ve put together a great team and we love our newly...

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DC to B2B: StrongArm Cane seeks pick up from providers

May 26, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

CHICAGO – Peak Degrees secured a distribution deal with Sunset Healthcare Solutions right before Medtrade West in April to crack the HME market for its StrongArm Comfort Cane.  Chris Pesek, a sales and marketing exec at Peak Degrees, says the company wants to give people as many opportunities as possible to buy the cane, which is already available online.  “It started direct to consumer to prove the demand and that has been proven,” Pesek said of the numerous testimonials...

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