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Cape Medical embraces WFH

May 5, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SANDWICH, Mass. - Cape Medical Supply made the decision to take its operations remote early in the coronavirus pandemic.Ninety percent of Cape Medical's employees were working from home in March, says CEO Gary Sheehan.“We went really far, really early,” he said. “Our volume is good; we're shipping new set ups. We have a 16,0000-square-foot building with seven people, and a skeleton team in the warehouse managing resupplies.”It helped that Cape Medical already had systems in...

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Gary Sheehan gears up for Pan-Mass Challenge

July 26, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SANDWICH, Mass. - During the months of June and July, provider Gary Sheehan put 700 miles on his bike in preparation for this year's Pan-Mass Challenge, a fundraiser for research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Sheehan, president and CEO of Sandwich, Mass.-based Cape Medical Supply is himself a survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma and has lost loved ones, including his father Mark, to cancer.“It's a special weekend for survivors and people impacted by cancer, which is pretty much...

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Gary Sheehan: Homecare Champion on 'doing the right thing'

November 3, 2017Tracy Orzel

ATLANTA - Gary Sheehan, president and CEO of Sandwich, Mass.-based Cape Medical Supply, received the 2017 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award at AAHomecare's Stand Up for Homecare event at Medtrade in October. He spoke with HME News about the importance of taking ownership in the name of advocacy. HME News: You've been lobbying for 10 years now. Why is it important to take the time to meet with lawmakers? Gary Sheehan: That's a part of my job; that's a part of leadership; that's a part of ownership....

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In brief: Access survey slams bid program, CMS withdraws O&P rule

October 13, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - More than 60% of case managers report an increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who have developed medical complications, received emergency care or were readmitted to a hospital due to issues related to obtaining proper and/or timely access to DME, according to a final report from Dobson DaVanzo & Associates.“(The competitive bidding program has) negatively affected beneficiaries' access to DME services and supplies, adversely impacted case managers' ability to coordinate...

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Provider Gary Sheehan named Homecare Champion

October 12, 2017HME News Staff

ATLANTA - HME Provider Gary Sheehan has been named the 2017 Van Miller Homecare Champion, AAHomecare announced this week.The award, which will be presented at the Stand Up for Homecare reception on Oct. 24 during Medtrade, recognizes AAHomecare members for outstanding service in the HME industry.Sheehan, CEO of the 40-year-old Sandwich, Mass.-based Cape Medical Supply, has advocated for HME at both the state and regional level, building strong relationships throughout New England, as well as Capitol...

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AAH launches survey to dig deeper into access issues

July 28, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders are reaching past the ranks of HME providers to gauge the impact of competitive bidding, as they continue to push for reforms to the program.AAHomecare is working with Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, a well-respected healthcare research group, on a new surveythat will seek input from not only HME providers but also Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers and other healthcare professionals like hospital discharge planners.“We've made headway at CMS, certainly, with...

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Strategy drives transformation at Cape Medical

November 23, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

As health insurance costs continue to skyrocket, HME providers are finding themselves weighing rising premiums for themselves against high-deductible healthcare plans for their employees.“We just renewed our plan and we had a slight increase in premiums, but no change in benefits,” said Wayne Slavitt, founder and CEO of MobŁl in Long Beach, Calif.Dan Afrasiabi, president of Anchorage, Alaska-based Geneva Woods, was facing a $600,000 increase in premium payments in 2017. Instead, the company...

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Great debate: To niche or not?

April 10, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - HME providers have long debated whether it's best to specialize or diversify, but these days, the 800-pound gorilla that is Medicare is driving those decisions, they say.“It would be great from a patient care standpoint to be specialized,” said Woody O'Neal, vice president of Pelham, Ala.-based O2 Neal Medical. “But I don't think the market is going to allow that. The market doesn't value it as much as it used to.”Case in point: Prior to the implementation...

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Cape Medical Supply prioritizes sleep

December 31, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SANDWICH, Mass. - Cape Medical Supply opened its Sleep Therapy Center in December, the company's most recent move in a clear shift in focus toward sleep.Cape Medical converted nearly half of its existing retail showroom at its headquarters here into a sleep center that has the look and feel of a physician's office, with a comfortable waiting room and private treatment rooms.“All the information, signage, etc., is geared toward that patient base,” said CEO Gary Sheehan. “They are...

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Lean in success

January 24, 2014Jennifer Keirn

“Lean management” is a phrase oft-used in businesses across sizes and industries, but it's more than just a buzzword. Rather, going lean takes a from-the-top commitment to analyzing each of your processes and eliminating waste wherever you find it. Done right, a commitment to lean principles can put even a struggling business on the road to profitability, says Cape Medical Supply's Gary Sheehan, who will speak on the subject at Medtrade Spring. Here's a sneak peek.HME News: How widespread...

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