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Last call: Medtrade 2023 speaker presentations

October 5, 2022HME News Staff

DALLAS – The deadline for speaker presentations submissions for Medtrade 2023 is Oct. 17. Show organizers, including the Educational Advisory Board, are accepting submissions for pre-selected topics that include: audits, business operations, contractor updates, federal legislative and regulatory, leadership, legal, payer relations, products, services, sales and marketing, state legislative and regulatory, retail and technology. While there is some flexibility in the specific content for the...

Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade 2023


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Invacare announces additional draw of term loans

October 5, 2022HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has announced the consummation of additional draws of an aggregate of $18.5 million of term loans pursuant to its credit agreement with certain funds managed by Highbridge Capital Management. Additional commitments of $19.5 million remain available under the Amended Highbridge Loan Agreement, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions set forth therein. Concurrently with the additional draws, the company consummated the additional closings under the exchange agreements...

Highbridge Capital, Home Medical Equipment, Invacare


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Ronda Buhrmester

Medtrade

Lean less heavily on waivers

October 4, 2022John Andrews

ATLANTA - As the HME industry ventures further into a post-pandemic landscape, providers should move away from reliance on audit waivers and flexibilities, Medtrade East speakers say.  While audits never stopped completely during the throes of COVID-19, federally sanctioned waivers helped staunch the burden to providers while the pandemic raged. Yet, now with the viral threat easing up, so are the audit breaks.  “I strongly encourage any suppliers who are relying on waivers...

Audits, Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade East


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Medtrade

Fond farewell to a special era

October 4, 2022John Andrews

ATLANTA – The last Medtrade in Atlanta is sure to bring out feelings of nostalgia for exhibitors this year as long-time vendors and show attendees reminisce about the hustle and bustle of the show’s glory days in the 1980s and ‘90s at the Georgia World Congress Center.  While sentimentality is certainly a factor for some, there is also strong support for Medtrade moving to Dallas next year as it consolidates from two shows into one.  Doug Francis, president and CEO...

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Owens & Minor recognized for performance

September 29, 2022HME News Staff

RICHMOND, Va. – Owens & Minor has received two awards from Vizient in recognition of its performance and service.  Owens & Minor received both the Medical/Surgical Supplier Excellence Award and the Achieve Committed Program Excellence Award at the 2022 Vizient Connections Summit held Sept. 19-22.  “Customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud of our long-term, consistent commitment to Vizient’s members,” said Jeff Jochims, executive vice...

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Aeroflow inks deal with UCare

September 29, 2022HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare has contracted with UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health coverage and services across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Per the contract, Aeroflow will provide breast pumps; lactation education and support; continuous glucose monitors (CGM); catheters; incontinence supplies, such as diapers and briefs; and CPAP machines and accessories. "Providing necessary medical equipment is crucial to a patient's quality of life,” said...

Aeroflow Healthcare, Home Medical Equipment, Home medical supplies


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Kelly Grahovac

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Grahovac joins Big Sky AMES board

September 29, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA –Grahovac, general manager at The Van Halem Group, has been named as an associate director on the board of directors of the Big Sky Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers. “I’m honored and excited to join the Big Sky board of directors,” said Grahovac. “State associations play a pivotal role in the HME community and help represent the interests of the independent provider on a state, local, and national level. "Grahovac has been a regular speaker at the Big...

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Jay Witter

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'We need a lifesaver,’ stakeholders say

September 23, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – A continuing resolution to fund the government is expected to pass without any of the industry’s legislative initiatives, but stakeholders are looking ahead to the end of the year, with a boost from the Sept. 21 AAHomecare Virtual Washington Legislative Conference.  Those initiatives include H.R. 6641, a bill that would implement a blended reimbursement rate based 90% on bid pricing and 10% on the 2015 fee schedule and would extend a 75/25 blended rate for non-bid,...

AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, H.R. 6641, Home Medical Equipment


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In brief: Provider of the Year, DMEscripts C-suite, Advent’s buy, new enrollment contractor

September 23, 2022HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine – Bellevue Healthcare, based in Bellevue, Wash., was named the 2022 HME Provider of the Year at the HME News Business Summit in Nashville on Sept. 19.   As part of the HME Excellence Awards hosted by HME News, Bellevue Healthcare completed an initial application and a finalist application, providing information on its financials, quality control, staffing and community involvement.   “Congratulations to Joel Gallion and the whole team at Bellevue Healthcare,”...

2022 HME Provider of the Year, Bellevue Healthcare, HME News Business Summit, Home Medical Equipment


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Tom Ryan

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DMEScripts names CEO, CFO

September 20, 2022HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – DMEscripts LLC, an industry-owned e-prescribing platform, has announced the addition of John Brady as CEO and Frank Schools as CFO.   Brady, a 25-year veteran of the healthcare industry, including two healthcare startups, brings extensive experience in digital health transformation with an emphasis on product and innovation. Schools joins DMEscripts following a 43-year career in finance, including a broad background in venture capital, private equity, mergers and...

DMEScripts, e-prescribing, Home Medical Equipment


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