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Mal Mixon: A master class in leadership

December 3, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ELYRIA, Ohio - Mal Mixon, who passed away on Nov. 30 at the age of 80, will be remembered by many as the “face of HME” for guiding Invacare and, in many ways, the industry at large for more than three decades. Mixon will be remembered for numerous his contributions to the industry, but those who worked with him say his most significant contribution was a leadership style that helped to grow Invacare from $19 million in revenues and 300 employees in 1979, when he led a leveraged...

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Mal Mixon passed away

December 2, 2020HME News Staff

CLEVELAND - Mal Mixon, the former president, CEO and chairman of Invacare, passed away on Nov. 30 at the age of 80. Mixon led a leveraged buyout of Invacare in 1979, growing the company at its peak to $1.4 billion in revenues and 6,000 associates. He retired in 2010. "Mal was a pioneer in our industry who helped so many people," said Matt Monaghan, chairman, president and CEO of Invacare. "He led in growth and innovation. He was a tireless advocate of the industry and supporter of pioneers everywhere....

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In brief: CMS rethinks miscellaneous codes, House votes to repeal medical device tax

June 26, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS is proposing new codes for miscellaneous DME to reflect more accurate payment of Medicare claims.HCPCS codes E1399 and K0108 are currently used to bill for inexpensive items; however, the agency proposes to replace them with new codes effective Jan. 1, 2016.The public is invited to submit electronic comments on the proposal until July 9, 2015.The proposed codes are:KXXX1: Durable medical equipment, miscellaneous, the purchase price does not exceed $150. Based on the average reasonable...

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Mixon, citing 'health challenges,' announces retirement

June 23, 2015HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare Founder Mal Mixon will retire from the company's board of directors effective June 30. “After much consideration, I have made the decision to retire from the Invacare board of directors to deal with recent health challenges,” Mixon stated in a press release. “I am very pleased with the transition of leadership to Matt Monaghan. I am confident in the future of the organization.” Monaghan became Invacare's chairman, president and CEO earlier this...

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Rep. Tiberi to present Mal Mixon with award

May 8, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, will present Mal Mixon with a Legislative Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award during AAHomecare's Washington Legislative Conference May 20-21. Mixon, the former chairman of Invacare, will receive the award at a reception on Wednesday night. “Mal's tenacity and compassion are admirable,” stated Tom Ryan, president and CEO, in a press release. “It is important that we, as an industry, recognize his contributions. He has certainly set a high bar...

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Mixon steps aside

November 21, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ELYRIA, Ohio - Mal Mixon was at a business meeting in China, just ahead of the Paralympic Games in Beijing, when he learned the Chinese didn't know how to play wheelchair basketball. So Mixon flew wheelchair basketball champion Paul Schulte to China to teach them. The Chinese ordered about 300 Top End wheelchairs and won more medals at those games than in their entire history.It's that kind of willingness to go the extra mile that has helped Mixon grow Invacare from a domestic manufacturer with $19...

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Mixon to step down

November 18, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ELYRIA, Ohio - Mal Mixon is retiring.The founder of Invacare will step down as executive chairman of the Board of Directors Dec. 21.''Over the past 35 years, I have had the privilege of leading and guiding Invacare's evolution into a global manufacturer and distributor of medical devices that promote recovery and active lifestyles,” said Mixon in a release. “At this important transition point in the company's history, I feel that now is the appropriate time for me to retire and let the...

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Are you a best-in-class provider?

October 25, 2013Mal Mixon

I don't think I'll get much of an argument for saying that times are tough right now, with audits, Round 2 of national competitive bidding (NCB) and decreased reimbursement affecting the vast majority of providers. While we continue to fight for alternatives and improvements, these challenges are likely here to stay. In the Marine Corps, we have a saying—when the going gets tough, the tough get going. There are providers that are succeeding today in spite of the challenges facing our industry....

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A reflective Mal Mixon remains resolute

April 19, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Mal Mixon recently completed a new book chronicling his life's experiences, but in no way is he ready to close the chapter on his company Invacare or the HME industry. The author of “An American Journey” realizes that Invacare's run-in with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the industry's battle with competitive bidding are still very much unfolding and he stands resolute in his support. On Invacare, he said: “We'll get through it. We're taking the criticism that comes...

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Mixon releases 'An American Journey'

March 29, 2013HME News Staff

CLEVELAND - Invacare Chairman Mal Mixon has published a book that details his rise from humble beginnings to successful entrepreneur. In “An American Journey,” available on Amazon, Mixon shares not only how he grew Invacare's sales from $19 million to almost $2 billion but also how he became a dedicated philanthropist and overcame cancer and a stroke. The book includes Mixon's “18 Life Lessons,” a playbook on how to win in business and life.

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