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Supply chain constraints: ‘It’s going to get worse,' says Graham-Field CEO

January 7, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA – Even though it manufactures most of its products in the U.S., GF Health Products still imports certain components, not to mention about 1,000 containers of products a year, meaning it, too, has felt the sting of supply chain constraints, says Ken Spett.  “Our logistics people – we never paid too much attention to them,” said Spett, president and CEO. “Now we’re in meetings with the logistics people every day.”  Here’s what...

GF Health Products (Graham-Field), HME, Ken Spett, supply chain constraints

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AdaptHealth to buy AeroCare

December 1, 2020HME News Staff

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - AdaptHealth has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Orlando, Fla.-based AeroCare Holdings for $2 billion. The total purchase price is comprised of $1.1 billion in cash and 31 million shares of AdaptHealth. “Our combined company will further enhance our geographic reach with a footprint in 47 of the 48 continental U.S. states, strengthening relationships with our referral partners, patients, manufacturers and managed health care plans,” said Luke...

AdaptHealth, AeroCare Holdings, HME, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

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Regional Health pilots home mods, HME concept

August 16, 2018HME News Staff

STURGIS, S.D. - Regional Health HOME+ Home Medical Equipment held a grand opening for its new 3,600-square foot store on Aug. 17, according to the Rapid City Journal. The company originally occupied 700 square feet inside the Massa-Berry Clinic in Sturgis, but the clinic moved to Regional Health Sturgis Hospital. “They didn't have room for us (in the new clinic),” Brittany Battista, manager, told the newspaper. “We wanted to stay in the community and wanted to broaden our retail...

Grand opening, HME, Home modifications, Regional Health

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HME/RT Council has new leaders

January 25, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Missy Cross, administrative director of ProMedica, has taken the reins as chairwoman of AAHomecare's HME/RT Council, after two years of serving as vice chair. Al Neumann, co-owner of Corner Home Medical, will now serve as vice chair. Both Cross and Neumann have been actively involved in the industry. Cross, recipient of the inaugural Van Miller Homecare Champion Award in 2016, also sits on the board of directors of AAHomecare and the Ohio Association of Medical Equipment Services....

AAHomecare, HME, Missy Cross, Respiratory Therapist

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GF takes increasingly global outlook

January 23, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - A 35% increase in its international business in the past two years has fueled two recent announcements at GF Health Products, says company exec Ken Spett. The company announced in December that it was buying Intensa, a healthcare furniture manufacturer based in High Point, N.C., in a move that increases its upholstery making capabilities by 40,000 square feet. “We currently do upholstery in Georgia and that line is at capacity,” said Spett, president and CEO. “The...

GF Health Products (Graham-Field), HME, Ken Spett

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Lodi Health closes HME store

February 7, 2017HME News Staff

LODI, Calif. - Lodi Health is closing Memorial Home Med-Equip due to changes in Medicare reimbursement, according to the Lodi News-Sentinel. The full-service store has provided area residents with medical equipment like hospital beds, walkers, canes and oxygen equipment for 33 years. Company officials cite a 50% reduction in reimbursement as the driving factor in the decision. Lodi Health is not alone. There were once three medical equipment supply stores in the city at one time, but they have all...

Closure, HME, Lodi Health

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Genesis Medical Center opens HME biz

August 24, 2016HME News Staff

ALEDO, Ill. - Genesis Medical Center will open Genesis Home Medical Equipment adjacent to a new pharmacy it plans to open Sept. 1. The new pharmacy, to be called Genesis FirstMed Pharmacy, combines three area pharmacies, Stuts Drug Store, Wagner Pharmacy and McKnight Pharmacy, the Quad-City Times reports. “I think as we look at health care across the country and the insurance companies growing larger through consolidation, it makes it tough on independent providers to continue to keep up with...

Genesis Medical Center, HME

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Allstate Insurance sues slew of DME entities

June 24, 2013HME News Staff

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - Allstate Insurance seeks to recover $6.6 million in damages for alleged medical insurance fraud from 47 New York- and Florida-based DME entities and owners, according to a press release. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleges that the DME companies, including 31 retail and 16 DME wholesale companies, submitted or facilitated the submission of fraudulent and misleading bills to Allstate Insurance for reimbursement, the release...

Abuse, Fraud, HME, Insurance

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Bills could deliver 'one-two punch' to bid program

June 21, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - A bill that would delay the expansion of competitive bidding could get fast-tracked through the House of Representatives, say industry stakeholders.Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, introduced H.R. 2375, the “Transparency Accountability in Medicare Bidding Act of 2013,” on June 14. The bill would delay the implementation of Round 2, scheduled to go live July 1, until Dec. 31, 2013, and the Round 1 re-compete, set for Jan. 1, 2014, until six months after...

AAHomecare, Bruce Braley, CMS, Glenn Thompson, HME, Jay Witter, Medicare, VGM

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Eight pre-show workshops on tap for Medtrade

June 21, 2013HME News Staff

ORLANDO - Those attending Medtrade can arrive Oct. 7, a day before the Expo opens, to take advantage of eight pre-show workshops, according to a press release. Among the workshops: “HME Sales Management Revenue Growth Summit,” with Mike Sperduti, president and CEO of Emerge Sales; “Operational Efficiencies in Today's Marketplace,” with Miriam Lieber, president of Lieber Consulting; and “Keep Your Hard-Earned Money: Surviving Medicare Part B DME Audits” with, among...

Capital Healthcare Group, HME, Lieber Consulting, Medtrade, The van Halem Group

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