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Growing list of companies donate to Ukraine

April 15, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Hospital beds, wound care supplies and mobility aids top the list of medical equipment needed for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, says Chris Brand, president and CEO of Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC).  The nonprofit recently shipped more than $40,000 worth of donated equipment and supplies to Poland to aid Ukrainian refugees in response to a request from a Rotary International coalition, and it’s in the process of pulling together another shipment...

AZ Mediquip, FODAC, Home Medical Equipment, Ukraine


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In brief: MSC expands, telehealth support grows, OM finances Apria acquisition

March 25, 2022HME News Staff

CLEVELAND – Medical Service Company has acquired Ascension St. Vincent’s Medical Equipment, a full-service DME provider located in Evansville, Ind.  “As part of this exciting acquisition, MSC has expanded its partnership with Ascension from Central Indiana now down to Evansville,” the company stated in an announcement. “We are also thrilled to welcome the new team members joining the MSC family. We look forward to offering our industry-leading chronic care solutions...

Apria, Biofreeze, FODAC, Home Medical Equipment, Medical Service Company, Medical Supply Depot, Owens & Minor, Sunset Healthcare Solutions


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In brief: Bid amounts for braces, changes for CGMs and external pumps, provider reactions

October 30, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS on Oct. 27 announced Round 2021 single payment amounts for off-the-shelf back braces and knee braces.   The agency has made contract offers for back and knee braces in 127 CBAs, a move that it expects to save $600 million for the Medicare program and beneficiaries over the three-year contract period.  CMS is not making offers for back and knee braces in certain CBAs where savings would not be achieved. Payment in those areas will be based on adjusted fee schedule...

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FODAC receives mayor's recognition

October 29, 2020HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children has received the Mayor's Business Award given to local businesses that actively give back to the community. Since 1986, FODAC has served the community by collecting and distributing durable medical equipment to the benefit of disabled residents and their families. “FODAC really is an example of where our business and philanthropic communities intersect,” said Tucker Mayor Frank Auman. “They embody the notion of Tucker businesses...

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FODAC raises $45K for HME

May 19, 2020HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) raised more than $45,000 on its 20th Run Walk 'n Roll on May 9. The event, one of the organization's main annual fundraisers, was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We were overwhelmed by the response from our supporters who enthusiastically embraced the reformatted event,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “Many nonprofits have had to postpone or cancel major fund-raising events because of COVID-19...

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FODAC steps up with PPE

April 17, 2020HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children is providing personal protective equipment and other medical supplies to medical centers and hospitals in Georgia. The nonprofit addresses shortages of critically needed medical supplies for health care facilities throughout Georgia, in addition to its main mission of providing DME to people with disabilities. “FODAC has a long history of quick response to large disaster situations, and COVID-19 is certainly a national disaster,” said...

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In brief: MedPAC finds no change in health outcomes, CMS suspends CERT reviews

April 17, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Medicare spending for diabetes testing supplies decreased by 88% between 2010-2017, according to a new report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, but health outcomes have remained stable. Since the national mail-order program was implemented in 2013, the use of diabetes testing supplies is down overall, but retail sales of supplies is up, says the report, “Examining Impacts of the National Mail-Order Program on Medicare Service Utilization and Beneficiary Health Outcomes.” MedPAC...

3B Medical, aahomecare, FODAC, Invacare, Lofta, MedPac, Philips, RESNA


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FODAC takes 'Run Walk 'n' Roll' virtual

April 14, 2020HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children is reformatting its 20th Annual Run Walk 'n' Roll into a virtual event. The event, one of FODAC's main fundraisers, will call on participants to run, walk or roll at a place of their choosing, away from crowds, on May 9. “COVID-19 has forced all of us to adjust our lives while we attempt to slow the spread of the virus and spare a health care system that is already stretched thin,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “Changing...

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FODAC names van Halem to board

March 25, 2020HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, a nonprofit organization providing more than $10 million annually in DME and supplies to those disabilities, has added Wayne van Halem to its board of directors. van Halem is president of the Atlanta-based The van Halem Group, a national consulting firm that counsels clients on applicable laws and regulations related to Medicare and other payers. “Wayne's extensive experience in regulatory issues and compliance, specifically related to...

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In brief: CMS details capacity, UHC admits error, VGM opens invite

May 17, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS will use a bidder's estimated capacity—or their historic capacity plus their projected increase in capacity—along with their bid amount, to rank bids, reports the coalition behind www.dmecbpeducation.com. “(CMS's) newly released capacity policy shows how influential a bidder's capacity is to setting the rate,” said Mark Higley, vice president of regulatory affairs for the VGM Group. “While CMS does not guarantee volume, bidders who overestimate their...

DASCO, FODAC, United Healthcare, VGM Heartland, Viemed


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