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In brief: CMS moves on proposed rule, Paragon closes four deals, VGM updates bid study

October 22, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has sent the DMEPOS proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget for final review, AAHomecare reports.  A letter asking CMS to act on the rule, published a year ago, garnered 95 signatures from members of the House of Representatives, including champions on the influential Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees.  “Capitol Hill is starting to understand the market realities and new operational environment that suppliers and manufacturers...

Competitive Bidding, DMEPOS Proposed Rule, M&A, Paragon Ventures

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Medtrade Show Daily

Industry gets ‘back to normal’ at Medtrade East

October 19, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA – Finding new products, booking new business and making new connections was back in full swing at Medtrade East. “With the exhibitors and the attendees we have here, people are ready to get back to normal,” said Show Director York Schwab. “I think we’ve shown there is no substitute for face-to-face interaction.” The newly rebranded Medtrade East at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta kicked off on Monday with a full day of educational sessions,...

Diamond Medical Supply, Medtrade East, Northshore Care Supply, Paragon Ventures, Quipt Home Medical, US Medical Supply, York Schwab

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Paragon Ventures announces four respiratory focused deals

October 18, 2021HME News Staff

WAYNE, Pa. – Paragon Ventures has announced a number of deals, including the acquisition of Marra’s Homecare, a family owned HME company specializing in respiratory and rehab equipment and services, by KPH Healthcare Services, a national provider of pharmaceutical and health care services.  Marra’s Homecare has grown to multiple locations throughout upstate New York.  Paragon has also announced the acquisition of OlyHealth/Olympia Respiratory Services, a provider...

M&A, Paragon Ventures

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Specialty Providers

BioMatrix acquires InfuCare

July 8, 2021HME News Staff

TYLER, Texas – BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy has acquired InfuCare, based here, adding a location in a key geographic area.  “We are pleased to welcome the InfuCare team as part of the BioMatrix family,” said Nick Karalis, CEO of BioMatrix. “A Texas pharmacy location is part of our strategic plan to expand our infusion services and increase access to covered lives. With complimentary core competencies and shared values of exceptional patient care, together we will improve...

BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy, Home Infusion, InfuCare, Paragon Ventures

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Smart Talk

M&A: Assess your timing

December 14, 2020Samantha Lincoln

Q. Is the timing right to sell my business?  A. This question sparked my interest because on the night of Dec. 21, 2020, the winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will form the “Great Conjunction.” They will be in alignment closer together – just 0.1 degree apart – than they have been in nearly 800 years. (They align every 20 years or so, but this is the closest.)  Only you and your adviser can assess your specific timing, but several “planets”...

Acquisitions, M&A, Mergers, Paragon Ventures, Samantha Lincoln

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Smart Talk

M&A: Understand what value encompasses

November 11, 2020Samantha Lincoln

Q. When selling my business, how can I know I'm getting the best value?A. To have confidence you're receiving the best value, consider the following: What constitutes value First, I want to emphasize that the best value may not necessarily be the best price. Value encompasses the entirety of the offer, including timing, price and form of consideration (ie. cash, stock, seller notes, earnout), as well as what happens to your brand, your team, your location, and how tied you are to the business going...

Paragon Ventures, Samantha Lincoln

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Mergers & Acquisitions: Save time with an advisor

October 5, 2020Samantha Lincoln

Q. If I know the most likely buyers for my business, do I need to hire an M&A advisor?A. Of course you don't need to, but here are five key reasons why you would want to.Advisors know the decision makersYou may know the company, but do you know the M&A folks within those companies and what information they like to see? An advisor knows the strategic importance of your business and how to present it to each buyer, which can be very different. Advisors create a processKnowing other potential buyers...

Mergers & acquisitions, Paragon Ventures, Samantha Lincoln

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Mergers & Acquisitions: Consider tax implications

September 9, 2020Samantha Lincoln

Q. Would a change to capital gains tax impact the sale of my business?A. Yes, potentially a lot.You have a solid business you've built for years, maybe decades. You've thought about a sale in the near-ish future. Considering the implications of possible tax increases on net proceeds might move up your timetable.Regardless of who wins in November, I think we can agree the need to pay for 2020 Covid spending and other government overruns will put tax increases on the table, including long term capital...

Mergers & acquisitions, Paragon Ventures, Samantha Lincoln

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M&A before, during and after a global pandemic

August 3, 2020Guest Commentary

Since 1965, when the Medicare Trust was first established, entrepreneurial individuals have established and built a wide variety of health care businesses to serve and support a growing population of those in need of medical care. Soon thereafter, the HME sector as we now know it was born.Receiving care and treatment in the safety and comfort of their home quickly became the preferred method for patients to receive medical care. The associated cost savings became increasingly attractive to the U.S....

Jonathan Sadock, Paragon Ventures

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Pandemic speeds up consolidation

July 10, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - After briefly hitting the pause button in March when “the world turned upside down,” buyers and sellers are back at the table, say M&A analysts.While the HME industry certainly took a few hits, unlike the restaurant and hospitality sectors, for example, it proved much more resilient in the face of a public health emergency, says Pat Clifford, managing director, home medical equipment, for The Braff Group.“DME is part of the solution for COVID,” he said. “Once...

Braff Group, Coronavirus Outbreak, Home Medical Equipment, Paragon Ventures, Vertess

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