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ACMESA names award after Tart brothers

August 26, 2020HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The board of directors of the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Association has announced a new award, the Tart Leadership and Advocacy Award, in honor of Billy and Joey Tart, the former owners of Family Medical Supply. Billy and Joey Tart, who will receive the inaugural award at the ACMESA Winter Meeting in February, have served on ACMESA's board for many years, each serving as president, making a name for themselves advocating “tirelessly” for the industry. “I...

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Family Medical Supply rebrands to Rehab Medical Supply

April 5, 2019HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - Family Medical Supply in Oklahoma will rebrand to Rehab Medical Supply, following its acquisition by Rehab Medical in 2018. Rehab Medical Supply's locations in Oklahoma City and Kingston will serve as the anchors to Rehab Medical's new retail division. “For more than a decade Rehab Medical has developed a reputation as one of the nation's top complex rehab technology companies, but this type of custom equipment isn't sold same-day within your typical medical store,” said...

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Hurricane Florence tests HME providers and their patients

September 21, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WILMINGTON, N.C. - In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence late last week, HME providers struggled to get back to business as usual and scrambled to make contact with a large population of displaced patients.Even though the water started to recede late last week, they fear the worst isn't over.“There are rivers that still haven't crested,” said Brad Heath, vice president of operations and marketing for Dunn, N.C.-based Family Medical Supply.Carolinians are no strangers to hurricanes, but...

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Persistence of providers pays off for patients

October 14, 2016Tracy Orzel

YARMOUTH, Maine - HME providers in the Southeast were prepared as ever when Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Oct. 8, but that doesn't mean they didn't face tremendous challenges.Due to rising floodwaters, 10 of Family Medical Supply's 18 locations in North Carolina were inaccessible for days.“We called for extra tanks, we filled oxygen, but you can never prepare for this type of hurricane,” said Billy Tart, who co-owns Family Medical Supply in Dunn, N.C., with his brother Joey Tart.Five...

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Stakeholders detail 'alarming' situation in rural areas

September 16, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - After a tough week in which CMS trumpeted its competitive bidding program for HME as having no impact on access, all the while creating significant savings, AAHomecare hit back.The association, with help from its recently engaged public relations firm DCI Group, held a teleconference for the media on Sept. 14 detailing how the roll out of bid pricing to rural areas on Jan. 1 and July 1 is having catastrophic effects on HME businesses and Medicare beneficiaries.“Six months is not...

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Rep. Ellmers visits provider

October 10, 2014HME News Staff

DUNN, N.C. - Family Medical Supply hosted Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., on Oct. 7. About 75 attendees, including providers and representatives from industry manufacturers and associations, discussed the effects of competitive bidding and audits. “The longer we can keep patients in the home and healthy, the better for saving Medicare dollars and the better for the patients overall well-being," said Ellmers. In July, Ellmers introduced H.R. 5083, which seeks to improve the audit process. It currently...

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