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In brief: Regulatory update, e-prescribing report, Lincare acquisition

February 18, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS on Feb. 10 published a change request notifying the DME Medicare Administrative Contractors of the agency’s new national coverage determination for home oxygen therapy.  CMS notes the following changes are effective for claims with dates of service starting Sept. 27, 2021:  expansion of oxygen coverage for acute and chronic conditions;  expansion of coverage for short and long-term need (when hypoxemia exhibited);  the ability of the...

Home Oxygen, Lincare, NHIF, Parachute Health, Philips, Quipt, RAC, Vertess


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Mendo-Lake Home Respiratory Services sells to Lincare 

February 14, 2022HME News Staff

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Mendo-Lake Home Respiratory Services, “your local home oxygen specialists,” has sold to Lincare, Paragon Ventures has announced.  Rob Gambill and Rick Gonzales founded the company, which employs respiratory therapists, equipment technicians and support staff, in 2006.  “It was a pleasure to work both with Rob and Rick, who share a common mission and drive for excellence and service,” said Samantha Lincoln, a managing director at Paragon...

Lincare, M&A, Mendo-Lake Home Respiratory Services


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New alliance speeds up e-prescribing adoption

September 8, 2021HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – A group of investors that includes AAHomecare, VGM & Associates, AdaptHealth, Apria Healthcare, Lincare and Rotech Healthcare have aligned to form DMEscripts, an independent e-prescribe company.  DMEscripts will use proprietary e-prescribe software to operate an open network for any DME supplier to join at no cost to prescribers and patients, the group says.  “I am thrilled at the collective energy of fellow industry leaders in embracing this digital transformation,...

AdaptHealth, Apria Healthcare, DMEScripts, e-prescribing, Lincare, Rotech


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At capacity: Pandemic exacerbates problems created by bid program

January 29, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – CMS’s competitive bidding program set the stage for a number of the difficulties that the HME industry is seeing as it tries to meet increased demand for oxygen therapy for COVID-19 patients, say the leaders of Apria Healthcare and Lincare and the Council of Quality Respiratory Care.  The agency may have dropped oxygen from Round 2021, its latest round of bidding, but 10 years since the program’s...

Apria Healthcare, Coronavirus Outbreak, Council for Quality Respiratory Care, CQRC, Crispin Teufel, Dan Starck, Home Oxygen Equipment, Lincare


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Also Noted

Linde names new COO

October 28, 2020HME News Staff

GUILFORD, U.K. - Linde's board of directors has appointed Sanjiv Lamba as COO effective Jan. 1. In this role, Lamba will be responsible for the regional operating segments of the Americas, APAC and EMEA, as well as Linde Engineering and Lincare. He will also be responsible for certain global functions, initiatives and businesses. He will report to Linde CEO Steven Angel and will relocate to Danbury, Conn. Prior to being named COO, Lamba served in several roles at Linde, including executive vice president...

COO, Lincare, Linde, Sanjiv Lamba


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Top CEOs: Rein in administrative spending

September 25, 2020Tracy Orzel

YARMOUTH, Maine?- The best way to improve margins in an industry that suffers from constant pricing pressure is by reducing administrative burdens, said panelists during a recent discussion on “Post-pandemic: The rise of post-acute care.” “Everybody has way too many people involved in paper processing and billing and collections, rather than helping patients,” said Dan Starck, CEO of Apria Healthcare, during the virtual HME News Business Summit, Sept. 15-17. “And I'm...

AdaptHealth, Administrative Costs, AeroCare, Apria, Lincare


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CQRC taps Teufel as new chairman

July 16, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has named Crispin Teufel as chairman of the board. Teufel, CEO of Lincare, succeeds Dan Starck. “I am honored and humbled to serve as the next chairman of the CQRC,” said Teufel. “As we navigate the unprecedented challenges imposed by COVID-19, I look forward to working collaboratively with my industry colleagues to continue delivering high-quality care to patients both during the pandemic and beyond.” The CQRC is a coalition...

Council for Quality Respiratory Care, CQRC, Crispin Teufel, Lincare


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HME stands out as solution amid pandemic

March 20, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - HME providers are the “pressure release valve” for acute care facilities that are expected to strain from the number of patients who have COVID-19 and need care.The respiratory virus, which can be deadly for older people and those with underlying conditions, has created a spike in demand for ventilators, oxygen concentrators and BiPAP devices, equipment that HME providers are well positioned to provide in the home.“The home is the pressure release valve for the...

aahomecare, AdaptHealth, AeroCare, Apria Healthcare, Coronavirus Outbreak, Lincare


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In brief: KabaFusion buys Lincare's home infusion biz, Knueppel Healthcare to close

March 6, 2020HME News Staff

CERRITOS, Calif. - KabaFusion has acquired the home infusion assets of Lincare, expanding its footprint to 28 specialty pharmacies.The deal adds specialty pharmacies in 11 markets: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Virginia and Wyoming.“We are excited to expand our national network with the infusion pharmacies from Lincare,” said Dr. Sohail Masood, founder and CEO. “We look forward to combining the best of both our teams,...

AdaptHealth, Consolidation, KabaFusion, Knueppel Healthcare, Lincare, M&A


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KabaFusion builds national network

March 4, 2020HME News Staff

CERRITOS, Calif., and LEXINGTON, Mass. - KabaFusion has acquired the home infusion assets of Lincare, expanding its footprint to 28 home infusion specialty pharmacies.The deal adds specialty pharmacies in 11 markets: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Virginia and Wyoming.“We are excited to expand our national network with the infusion pharmacies from Lincare,” said Dr. Sohail Masood, founder and CEO. “We look forward to...

Home Infusion, KabaFusion, Lincare, M&A


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