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3B provides 'preferential pricing' to MED members

July 23, 2019HME News Staff

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - 3B Medical's sleep and respiratory products are now available to members of Managed Health Care Associates, dba The MED Group, under special terms. “We are excited to partner with MHA and MED to expand our reach to their national member base of sleep and respiratory care providers and extend to those members preferential pricing to support their growth initiatives,” said Jose Llana, 3B's director of sales. CMS's competitive bidding program mandates that providers...

3B Medical, med group, pricing, respiratory


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MED Group launches professional services

June 20, 2018HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - The MED Group has launched MED Professional Services, a parallel business offering to MED GPO Services. MED Professional Services will operate as a professional services organization serving the complex rehab, sleep and HME markets. It will continue to offer a payer network, credentialing services, clinical education and clinical network programs, and marketing services. It will also offer additional services, including consulting, outcomes-based programs and CEU opportunities. “MED...

GPO, med group, professional services


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MED gets tactical about marketing

March 8, 2016HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas, and ATLANTA - The MED Group has teamed up with Laboratory Tactical Consulting to present the 2016 Marketing Bootcamp Webinar Series. “It's time to get back to basics and take your marketing from 'good' to 'better,'” MED stated in a press release. Anna McDevitt, president of Laboratory Tactical Consulting, will discuss the following topics in a four-part series: Establishing your presence: Are you saying what you want to say; Get Involved. Stay Involved: Are you actively...

Laboratory Tactical Consulting, marketing, med group


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In brief: ConvaTec shrinks manufacturing, Apria shifts order management

January 29, 2016HME News Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. - ConvaTec, a manufacturer of wound care and ostomy products, will begin closing its manufacturing facility here, resulting in 250 layoffs, according to news reports. It expects to complete the closure during the first quarter of 2017. The company announced in 2014 that it would shutter its office in Skillman, N.J., resulting in 118 layoffs from its sales, marketing and human resources division. ConvaTec is owned by Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital. The firms have been...

active healthcare, American HomePatient, apria, ConvaTec, med group, Valumatrix


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MED hosts fly-in

August 15, 2014HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - The MED Group, in conjunction with AAHomecare, will host a legislative fly-in at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10. The focus of the fly-in in will be to promote H.R. 4920 and H.R. 5083, bills to reform the competitive bidding and audit programs, respectively. The fly-in will kick off with a pre-meeting on Sept. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for attendees to pick up lists of appointments and leave-behind information. “This legislative fly-in is open to all DME providers...

audits, competitive bidding, fly-in, med group


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In brief: MACs miss standards, health spending stays low

January 10, 2014HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) failed to meet one-quarter of CMS's performance standards, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). “Given the billion of dollars awarded to Medicare Administrative Contractors and the critical role they play in administering the Medicare program, effective oversight of performance is important to ensure that they are adequately processing claims,” the OIG states. The OIG based its findings on a performance...

101 mobility, active healthcare, BGS Pharmacy Partners, Carolina's Home Medical Equipment, Centegra Health System, CMS, cpap, DeVilbiss, EHR, Finnegan Medical Supply


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Vendors

MED Group sees Golden opportunity

January 8, 2014HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - The MED Group has partnered with Golden Technologies to make the manufacturer's full line of products available to its members.“Lift chairs and mobility products are key growth areas for our members and we are excited that they will now have access to the Golden Technologies product line,” stated Jeff Woodham, senior vice president of The MED Group, in a release.The Old Forge, Pa.-based Golden makes lift chairs, scooters and Group 1 and Group 2 power wheelchairs.“The...

golden technologies, med group


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Private pay: MED breaks down barriers to entry

June 21, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas - Members of The MED Group now have an “in” with big payers with exclusive provider networks.Under a new contract, members can provide HME and services to patients of CareCentrix, a provider of home health benefits management services to BlueCrossBlue Shield (BCBS), Aetna and the like, at pre-negotiated rates.“It is sometimes difficult for a small independent provider to gain access to a large contract,” said Jeff Woodham, senior vice president and general manager...

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Mobility

Q&A: MED's Howle works to 'open doors'

June 21, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

LUBBOCK, Texas - Jim Howle says his plans as The MED Group's new director of the National Rehab Network include making sure members survive the current turbulence in the HME industry. He recently spoke with HME News about how he plans to cut through the noise to do that.HME News: What's your professional background?Jim Howle: I was at Pride Mobility Products for 12 years, the last seven as a regional manager. My most recent experience was with a patient contact management company for the HME industry....

med group, mobility, National Rehab Network


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MHA bought by Roper Industries

May 3, 2013HME News Staff

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Managed Health Care Associates (MHA), a group purchasing organization (GPO) that acquired The MED Group in 2010, has been acquired by Roper Industries, a diversified growth company based in Sarasota, Fla., according to a press release. After the deal is completed, MHA will be led by Michael Sicilian, who has served as the company's president since 2007. Douglas Present, MHA's CEO for the past 11 years, will step down, the release noted. “We are confident that being...

Douglas Present, hme, Managed Health Care Associates, med group, Roper Industries


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