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Lewarski elected to ARCF board

June 2, 2017HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Joe Lewarski has been elected to the board of directors of the American Respiratory Care Foundation. Lewarski, vice president of global respiratory and sleep for Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, is a registered respiratory therapist and fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care. He has also served multiple terms on the AAHomecare board of directors and he was awarded the association's Homecare Champion Award in 2011. Lewarski was also awarded the Invacare Award for...

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Editorial

Changing healthcare models: What's the impact on home care?

February 24, 2017Guest Commentary

The Affordable Care Act: Has there been such major health policy reform in the United States since the 1965 passing of the Social Security Amendments? A goal of the ACA is changing payment models based on the belief the current healthcare payment model is broken. It has been suggested the core of the problem is the fee-for-service system, which opponents argue promotes high utilization without appropriate accountability for cost, quality and outcomes.The ACA intends to shift away from a reactive,...

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Lewarski joins Drive-DeVilbiss team

July 15, 2015HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Joseph Lewarski has joined DeVilbiss Healthcare as vice president of global respiratory and sleep categories, Drive Medical announced July 14. DeVilbiss is a subsidiary of Drive. In his role, Lewarski will work with the company's global sales and product management teams to grow the categories. Lewarski has more than 30 years of experience in health care, including seven years with Invacare. “This is an exciting time to be joining the Drive-DeVilbiss team,” said...

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Providers

Outcomes study: COPD patients wanted

June 19, 2015Tracy Orzel

Industry stakeholders hope a new COPD study will lend weight to its argument that education improves patient compliance and outcomes.AAHomecare and the American Association for Respiratory Care are recruiting HME providers and oxygen patients to participate in the Peer-Led O2 Infoline for Patient and Caregivers study, funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.“Hopefully the study highlights the fact that we're not a commodity,” said Peter Rankin, manager of government...

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Business Development

Embrace 'rapid maturity' of oxygen market

June 20, 2014John Andrews

Whether an oxygen provider won the second round of Medicare competitive bidding or not, the results are the same: a dramatic restructuring of the oxygen business model is necessary for continued viability in the category, market experts say.With reimbursement cuts of 45%,  it is a new era of austerity that requires wringing every dollar out of every transaction, says Scott Wilkinson, executive vice president of sales at Goleta, Calif.-based Inogen.“Forty-five percent is a hefty cut covering...

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Executive Session

Medtrade: Competitive bidding is on everyone's lips

November 16, 2010Mike Moran

I flew from Maine to Atlanta Sunday night to get ready for Medtrade, which starts at 10 am this morning. From all I've heard and seen so far, the industry's biggest trade show  looks like it will be a bit bigger than last year. That makes sense because if the industry does not come together in times like these, it never will. The show always produces a few surprises, but the one thing I know for sure is that the topic of conversation on everyone's lips will be competitive bidding. The general...

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Executive Session

'Seniors fear nursing homes more than death'

September 3, 2010Mike Moran

Dr. Steve Landers of the Cleveland Clinic said something very interesting this week at Invacare's annual Media Day. He called home care "futuristic." That's not something you hear everyday, especially with Medicare and other payers cutting reimbursement right and left, and refusing, for the most part, to recognize the important role home care plays in keeping patients happy, healthy and out of more expensive institutional care settings. Heck, CMS seems intent on blasting HME back to the stone age. Media...

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Executive Session

What? Are you kidding me? This ain't no therapy session, pal

December 17, 2009Mike Moran

You know what I hate? I hate to write something for HME News and then for some reason never publish it. Occasionally, and this really burns me, I'll interview someone for a half hour,  get some great information and use it as the basis for a story, only to have the person call me up a while later and say: "All that stuff we talked about earlier, that's just between you and me. Don't write a story. Okay?" When that happens, I'm like, "What? Are you serious? Listen you knucklehead: I didn't spend...

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Report from Invacare Media Day: The world could be passing us by

August 5, 2009Mike Moran

Invacare officials worry that the HME industry may be blowing its chance at reforming the oxygen benefit by failing to speak with a common voice. “The world could be passing us by,” said Chairman and CEO Mal Mixon at today's Invacare Media Day. “I can tell our lobbyist to do something, but I don't know what to tell him.” Ski School 2 download Philadelphia film Alone in the Dark II film In recent weeks, NAIMES and CSIHME, as well as a few state and regional associations,...

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