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Business Development

Home accessibility demand stays high

October 1, 2021John Andrews

COVID-19 kept everyone home during the pandemic’s ascension, triggering a strong interest in home modifications and jumpstarting demand for home accessibility products and services. A year later, that demand hasn’t waned, specialists in the field say; if anything, they say, it continues to escalate.  “Demand for home accessibility is not slowing down but growing,” said Jim Greatorex, vice president of Waterloo, Iowa-based VGM Live at Home. “Things were a little...

Harmar, Home Accessibility, Jim Greatorex, Pride Mobility Products, Stander, VGM Live at Home


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Business Development

'Aging in place' trend drives home accessibility

September 30, 2019John Andrews

Baby boomers wanting to stay at home despite mobility limitations is the key driver in the home accessibility market, specialists in the field say. The desire among boomers to avoid assisted living or skilled nursing facilities is strong and they are willing to pay for modifications that allow them to remain at home and “age in place.”Because HME providers serve these potential clients as mobility patients, they are in a great position to handle these home modification services as a business...

Harmar, Home Accessibility, Prairie View Industries


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Vendors

Pride exits lift, ramp biz

December 4, 2018HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. - Pride Mobility Products has sold its lifts and ramps division to Harmar Mobility.The move allows Pride to focus on its efforts developing consumer-driven mobility products for its scooter, power chair and lift chair product lines.“We are pleased that Harmar has acquired our lifts and ramps division,” said Scott Meuser, chairman and CEO. “Our business is about consumers, and this change allows us to give consumers more of what they desire in our mobility products. We...

Harmar, Lifts, M&A, Pride, Ramps


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Vendors

Harmar dials it up with new CEO

December 16, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SARASOTA, Fla. - Private equity-backed Harmar is getting its second new CEO in less than three years.The lift manufacturer, whose controlling shareholder is New York-based Cortec Group, announced recently that it had named Steven Dawson as CEO.“This is a positive change,” said David Baxter, vice president of marketing for Harmar. “We're just dialing it up a bit.”Dawson, who comes from the building products industry and has worked with another Cortec-owned company, replaces...

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News

In brief: CMS releases nat'l health expenditures, OIG says two brands dominate mail-order market for diabetes supplies

December 9, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Per-capita healthcare spending grew by 5% and overall healthcare spending grew by 5.8% in 2015, according to a recent study by the Office of the Actuary at CMS.Those rates continue to be below the rates of most years prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act.“Even as millions of people gained coverage, per-enrollee spending growth in private health insurance and Medicare continue to be well below the average in the decade before passage of the Affordable Care Act,”...

Alere, Arriva, Harmar, Inogen, Mail-order diabetes supplies, Quantum Rehab, ResMed


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Harmar names new CEO

December 9, 2016HME News Staff

SARASOTA, Fla. - Steven Dawson is the new CEO of Harmar Mobility, the company announced Dec. 9. He has also been appointed to Harmar's board of directors. Dawson's career includes leadership roles managing and executing transformation, growth and development of organizations across a variety of industries. “We are excited we were able to recruit Steve to lead Harmar,” said Jeffrey Lipsitz, managing partner at Cortec Group, Harmar's controlling shareholder. “We had worked with Steve...

Cortec, Harmar, Management change


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Mobility

Bill clears way for standards for adaptive equipment

December 2, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Now that a bill requiring Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles has finally been passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, the real work begins, say those involved.“The VA has up to one year to start action on it,” said Dave Hubbard, CEO and executive director of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, which was largely responsible for early drafts of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act. “They're...

Adaptive Equipment and Vehicles, Harmar, National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, Veterans Mobility Safety Act


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Business Development

Home accessibility presents dual-edge opportunity

September 23, 2016John Andrews

In their quest to increase cash revenues, HME providers are inquiring about home accessibility with increasing frequency, manufacturers say. Quietly coexisting alongside the mobility market, home modification typically hasn't been a core service line for providers, but the tumultuous Medicare environment has HME companies taking a fresh look at the business.“Without a doubt this is a growth market and we are focused on capturing a larger share of it,” said David Baxter, vice president...

Accessible Home Improvement of America, Harmar, Home Accessibility, SafePath Products


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News

In brief: Contract supplier pays $12M, CMS revises enrollment application

September 9, 2016HME News Staff

NEWARK, N.J. - U.S. Healthcare Supply, a national contract supplier for mail-order diabetes supplies, and two of its executives have agreed to pay the government more than $12.2 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act.The settlement resolves allegations that U.S. Healthcare Supply and Oxford Diabetic Supply, both based in Milford, N.J., set up and controlled a fictitious entity to make unsolicited telephone calls to Medicare beneficiaries to sell them DME. The companies...

BioScrip, Harmar, Medical Service Company, U.S. Healthcare Supply, VGM


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Harmar partners with Wheelchairs 4 Kids

September 8, 2016HME News Staff

SARASOTA, Fla. - Harmar has joined forces with Wheelchairs 4 Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides scooter and wheelchair lifts to children, to increase access. Harmar, along with its dealers, will assist in evaluating needs, arranging installation and providing ongoing support for the children. “Our shared mission is to help reduce the total cost of providing equipment to the children and ensuring a high-quality experience,” said David Baxter, vice president of marketing of Harmar,...

Harmar, Wheelchairs 4 Kids


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