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Norco to host fundraiser

July 26, 2018HME News Staff

SPOKANE, Wash. - Norco will host a fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., on Aug. 6 at its location here. VGM will co-host. McMorris Rodgers has been a champion for the HME industry: In 2017 she introduced H.R. 4229, a bill that would provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program in non-bid areas and that has 155 co-sponsors. Individual sponsors are $75; PAC sponsors $1,000; and host sponsors $2,500. For questions or to RSVP, contact Emily Harken at [email protected]

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, HR 4229, Norco, VGM


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Hill briefing: Associations tag team on access issues

February 15, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare and the American Thoracic Society held a well-attended Capitol Hill briefing on Feb. 14 to detail access problems for patients.Al Dobson, president of Dobson DaVanzo & Associates and the lead on “Analysis on the Impact of Competitive Bidding on Medicare Beneficiary Access to Durable Medical Equipment,” a study commissioned by AAHomecare, detailed how 77% of case managers report difficulty discharging patients; and 52% of patients report difficulty accessing...

aahomecare, American Thoracic Society, Competitive Bidding, Norco


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'Shake-up' in Yakima gives Norco opportunity

November 21, 2017Tracy Orzel

BOISE, Idaho - Norco filled a major gap in its footprint recently when it acquired Freedom Medical Supply in Yakima, Wash.“We had patients being discharged into Yakima but we weren't able to service them because we didn't have a store there,” said Ned Pontious, president of Norco.Norco offers respiratory, sleep therapy and mobility, and produces welding and industrial gases. The company has 1,200 employees and more than 80 branch locations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada,...

Freedom Medical Supply, Home Medical Equipment, Ned Pontious, Norco


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In brief: Norco expands footprint, HealthSplash buys DMERX

September 15, 2017HME News Staff

BOISE, Idaho - Norco has acquired Freedom Medical Supply in Yakima, Wash., a strategic addition to its existing business in central Washington. Norco will assume ownership of Freedom Medical Supply on Oct. 1. “We are excited to have Norco in place locally to provide a wider range of products, services and experience to our valued customers,” said Mitch Rose, managing owner of Freedom Medical Supply. “We have the same staff and will continue to provide the best service.” Freedom...

CareCentrix, DMERX, Freedom Medical Supply, HealthSplash, Norco, ProMedica


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Norco expands footprint in Washington

September 12, 2017HME News Staff

BOISE, Idaho - Norco has acquired Freedom Medical Supply in Yakima, Wash., a strategic addition to its existing business in central Washington. Norco will assume ownership of Freedom Medical Supply on Oct. 1. “We are excited to have Norco in place locally to provide a wider range of products, services and experience to our valued customers,” said Mitch Rose, managing owner of Freedom Medical Supply. “We have the same staff and will continue to provide the best service.” Freedom...

Freedom Medical Supply, M&A, Norco


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Providers grow through buys

February 21, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - A pair of acquisitions that closed in January highlight the mindset of growing regional providers.On the East Coast, Harrisburg, Pa.-based Dynamic Healthcare Services (DHS) acquired Clarion, Pa.-based Progressive Home Medical Equipment. Progressive holds a Round 1 re-compete respiratory contract for the Pittsburgh competitive bidding area (CBA), something that DHS did not.“Given our presence in that market, it was important to retain a bid contract,” said Michael Holloway,...

Dynamic Healthcare Services, GMH Ventures, Norco


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Moneyline: Brightree, DHS, Norco

January 17, 2014HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Brightree has acquired Strategic AR Solutions, a provider of private-pay billing and collections solutions.Kevin Winkley, founder and CEO of Strategic AR, will continue to lead the company, which will operate as a separate entity, according to a release.For Brightree customers, the deal means additional integration, such as the automatic posting of payments back into the billing system, the release notes.“In the past, many home care providers have chosen not to pursue the patient...

Brightree, Dynamic Healthcare Services, Norco, Progressive Home Medical Equipment, Strategic AR Solutions, Walla Walla Home Medical


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Norco grows in Northwest

January 17, 2014HME News Staff

BOISE, Idaho - Norco's footprint in Washington state is growing, thanks to its acquisition of Walla Walla Home Medical. Norco now has 16 branches in the state, with more than 65 when you also include Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.“This is a great time for healthcare in the Walla Walla Valley,” said Ned Pontious, Norco president, in a release. “A Northwest family-owned company serving the great hospitals and residents of this community helps to strengthen...

Kevin Michelson, Ned Pontious, Norco, Walla Walla Home Medical


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Norco acquires two providers

May 20, 2013HME News Staff

BOISE, Idaho - Norco, a full-line HME provider based here, has made two acquisitions in the Northwest, according to a press release. Care Medical is a respiratory and medical supply company with six locations in the Portland and Seattle region, and Walgreens Respiratory Services has four locations in the Seattle and Vancouver region. Norco adds 200 employees as a result of the deals; it already employs 950. Norco operates branches in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Washington and Wyoming....

Care Medical, CPAP, HME, Norco, Walgreens Respiratory Services


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