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In brief: AAH submits comments on bidding, Bowen to lead NEMEP

April 14, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare reiterated it concerns about the structure of the competitive bidding process, including CMS's use of median bid prices instead of market clearing prices, in recent comments submitted to the agency.CMS was mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act to take into account stakeholder input on future pricing in non-bid areas, which got their first taste of the program in 2016.In its comments, AAHomecare also asked for more comprehensive evaluation of the bidding program's effects...

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Smith & Nephew makes wound care buy

November 26, 2013HME News Staff

LONDON - Smith & Nephew has agreed to acquire the wound management-related assets and business of Brazil's Politec Saude, furthering its plans to build an emerging markets business, according to a Nov. 26 release. Politec Saude is Brazil's lone distributor of Smith & Nephew advanced wound management products. “Brazil is an exciting long-term opportunity and this is an important investment which creates a significant platform from which we can grow,” said Olivier Bohuon, Smith & Nephew...

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From 'Classroom to Bedside'

August 25, 2011Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Smith & Nephew's Terry Coggins spent several months asking wound care providers how the company could provide better tools to help them care for patients. The result: Smith & Nephew in June launched "Classroom to Bedside," a multimedia educational program. "Much of what we do in home care is wound management," said Coggins, medical education manager. "For nurses who are not experts and need that information, being able to take that lesson and take those tools with them really...

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Study: Worldwide wound care market poised for major growth

August 26, 2010HME News Staff

NEW YORK CITY - Here's some potential big news for wound care providers: The worldwide demand for these products is expected to grow by about 6% for the next few years, according to "World Wound Care Markets 2010" by Kalorama, a market research company. What's driving that growth? The need to cut healthcare costs by moving patients out of hospitals faster.  "Many of these new products are proven cost-savers," said Mary Ann Crandall, analyst for Kalorama Information and author of the report....

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Briefs: Liberator Medical sees huge increase over previous year

June 22, 2010HME News Staff

STUART, Fla. - Despite "seasonal challenges," Liberator Medical's revenues for the second quarter of 2010 soared 67% over the same period last year, the company reported May 12. For the three months ended March 31, 2010, the company had net revenues of $9.65 million and net income of $256,000, a 169% increase over the same quarter in 2009. The company has also expanded its infrastructure, adding 80 new employees over the last six months. Annual event breaks record OXFORD, Mich. - Essentially Women's...

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Smith & Nephew remains positive

March 24, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Smith & Nephew first entered the negative pressure wound therapy market in 2007 when it bought Blue Sky Medical, but the company has a long track record--150 years--of working in wound care. The NPWT market, currently about $1.2 billion annually in the United States, presents a "big, attractive opportunity," says Tom Dugan, president, North America for Smith & Nephew advanced wound management. HME News: Is the negative pressure market still considered a young market? Tom Dugan: It's not a mature...

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Smith & Nephew remains positive

September 30, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Smith & Nephew first entered the negative pressure wound therapy market in 2007 when it bought Blue Sky Medical, but the company has a long track record--150 years--of working in wound care. The NPWT market, currently about $1.2 billion annually in the United States, presents a "big, attractive opportunity," says Tom Dugan, president, North America for Smith & Nephew advanced wound management. HME News: Is the negative pressure market still considered a young market? Tom Dugan: It's not a mature...

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