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CAIRE opens new service HQ

October 25, 2023HME News Staff

BALL GROUND, Ga. — CAIRE Inc. has opened a new global service headquarters in Canton, Ga., near its primary manufacturing hub north of Atlanta. The 29,500-square-foot Canton facility will provide rapid servicing of equipment, as well as fulfillment of specialty service parts and accessories for CAIRE respiratory and specific AirSep brand commercial products. “As we navigated the challenges of the pandemic, we discovered there was an opportunity to improve the efficiency of our service...

CAIRE, Equipment, Home Respiratory Equipment, Repair

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Rifton ‘moves needle’ for adaptive cycling equipment

July 7, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

RIFTON, N.Y. – A new policy brief supported by Rifton makes the case for Medicare coverage and reimbursement for adaptive cycling equipment (ACE) for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.  Here’s what Zach Huleatt, a physical therapist and director of research and development for Rifton, which provided a small honorarium to the brief’s authors, had to say about how increased physical activity can reduce the risk of costly secondary conditions and why collaboration...

Adaptive, Equipment, Rifton

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Demand continues to soar in bariatric market

February 2, 2023John Andrews

America is not getting any thinner. As a result, demand for bariatric-grade home medical equipment products continue to soar, manufacturers in the field say.  A September 2022 report by Trust for America’s Health shows four in 10 Americans are clinically obese and obesity rates are climbing nationwide and within population groups. The report finds that persistent increases in obesity rates across population groups underscores that obesity is caused by a number of factors and authors...

Bariatric, Equipment, Golden Technology, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Permobil, Pride Mobility Products

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New Solutions enters new chapter

January 20, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – New Solutions, a wheelchair and scooter parts supplier, has a new owner and a new home.  Co-owners Leonard Graves and Nick Hambrick, both quadriplegics, started the company out of a garage in California in 1992 when, frustrated with too many flat tires, they figured out a way to build flat-free inserts (See related story below). Now looking to retire, they’ve sold the company to Phil Cunningham, formerly of Invacare.  “They’re neat guys...

Equipment, Mobility, New Solutions, Phil Cunningham, Wheelchair

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Mobility City opens in Arizona

January 18, 2023HME News Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Mobility City Holdings, a provider of mobility equipment, has opened a new location in Gilbert, Ariz. “Our first location in Arizona opened in Gilbert, an East Valley town convenient to most Phoenix residents,” said Diane Baratta, CEO, Mobility City. “In addition to a retail store, every franchise location employs repair technicians who make house calls and provide repair services so that no neighborhood in Phoenix is out of reach. As Arizonans get to know...

Equipment, Mobility, Mobility city, Wheelchair

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Obesity rates fuel need for bariatrics

February 1, 2022John Andrews

The need for bariatric products only continues to grow as obesity levels rise in the U.S., driven of late by the stubborn COVID-19 virus, according to a new report.  Trust for America’s Health, a Washington-based non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes health and wellness, found that the pandemic “has exacerbated the nation’s obesity rate,” as it “changed eating habits, worsened levels of food insecurity, created obstacles to physical activity and...

Bariatric, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Equipment, Pride Mobility Products

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New program ‘validates’ repair techs

December 10, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA and the DMERT Group are working on a new program to not only meet the growing demand for ATPs but also elevate the status of repair technicians.  The two organizations announced in November that they’re teaming up on a new career pathway that will allow techs who hold DMERT Level 2 Repair Certificates to gain the training and necessary skills to successfully become ATPs.  “We’re really looking at this program to help us identify who has...

Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Equipment, Mobility, RESNA

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CRT sign-on letter closes with 77 signatures

October 7, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A congressional sign-on letter asking CMS to act on power seat elevation and power standing systems garnered 77 signatures, including 14 members of the House committees that oversee the Medicare program. The letter, which was spearheaded by Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Don Young, R-Alaska, and which has strong bipartisan support (49 Democrats and 28 Republicans), got a boost during the Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 21 hosted by NCART and NRRTS. “The work...

Complex Rehab, Equipment, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), NCART

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NRRTS sponsors photo contest

June 17, 2021HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - NRRTS asking complex rehab suppliers to take photos of themselves and their clients doing what they do and send them to the organization. As part of the digital photo contest, NRRTS will award prizes to one winner in each of three different categories. Each winner will receive a $100 gift certificate and a poster of their winning photograph for them and their client. NRRTS asks that suppliers make sure they get photo releases from their clients. Contact Bill Noelting for more information:...

Complex Rehab, Equipment, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)

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Rehab Medical goes big in Florida

June 3, 2021HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Rehab Medical is opening a new location in Orlando, Fla., to broaden access to mobility solutions for residents in the community. “As Rehab Medical continues to expand, we are finding that there is a large base of people who are under-served and are welcoming our presence in the market,” said Kevin Gearheart, president. “We have already seen strong demand in Orlando, and we are excited for the impact we can have in the area.” By the end of 2021, Rehab...

Complex Rehab, Equipment, Rehab Medical

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