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In brief: Gov't delays hearings, Cardinal highlights AssuraMed

November 1, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) will defer assignments for hearings—possibly up to 28 months, according to a recent notice. Requests for hearings received after July 15, 2013, will be entered into the agency's case processing system and held until there is room on an Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ) docket for adjudication. When a request is assigned, a notice will be sent, according to the notice. The ALJs have been backlogged for more than a year,...

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New deal launches GMEA plan

June 21, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

PHOENIX - Global Medical Equipment of America (GMEA) has turned its attention from acquisitions to wholesale distributing as it seeks to grow even further.In May, GMEA landed its first contract, with Netherlands-based IZI Bodycooling, which makes cooling braces, vests and headwear. GMEA will be the exclusive distributor for these products—both through its own locations and wholesaling to other companies.“It's just starting to come to fruition,” said CEO Harold Halman. “We've...

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Former AAHomecare director joins GMEA

June 10, 2013HME News Staff

PHOENIX - Dan Smith, formerly the director of membership sales and marketing at AAHomecare, has joined Global Medical Equipment of America, according to a press release. Harold Halman, CEO of GMEA, believes that Smith, who is among a host of recent departures from AAHomecare, can use his experience to help advance the company's mission. “His industry experience, network and overall knowledge will immediately elevate us to another level as we continue to expand our operations,”...

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GMEA picks up three providers in Florida

November 21, 2012HME News Staff

PHOENIX - Global Medical Equipment of America (GMEA) announced in November that it has acquired Premier Home Healthcare, Ponce Home Medical Equipment and Bayonet Point, all based in Florida. “We have now added strategic locations to enable full service for the northern Florida area,” stated Vincent DeNoto, area business director for GMEA, in a press release. “These new locations bring capability to expand our existing Palm Coast operation.” Premier is based in Orlando and...

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