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Rhythm Healthcare: ‘Good partners share in both good and bad times’ 

October 11, 2022HME News Staff

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Rhythm Healthcare has announced that it has eliminated ocean surcharges. “The addition of ocean surcharges in 2021 was always intended to be temporary,” the company announced in an email to customers on Oct. 10. “These were necessary to offset the up to tenfold increase in shipping costs experienced with both air and water freight. During this time, we at Rhythm Healthcare never chose to pass along more than 50% of those extras. We have always approached...

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VGM highlights increasing costs in letter to CMS

September 23, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM & Associates has sent a letter asking CMS, at minimum, to pay all HME providers in non-rural areas, including those in the 130 competitive bidding areas, the 75/25 blended reimbursement rates to help them offset increasing costs.  “Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, acquisition costs for many products have been rising steadily in the form of incremental price increases,” writes Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates in the Sept. 8 letter....

Competitive Bidding, increasing costs, Reimbursement relief, surcharges, VGM & Associates

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Invacare implements new surcharges

August 31, 2021HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare informed its provider customers in a letter last week that it will be implementing surcharges on a select group of products effective Aug. 30 to help defray increasing freight rates.  On Oct. 11, the company will also be implementing a 10% price increase on select bed and manual wheelchair spare parts.  “Like all manufacturers around the globe, we have experienced numerous challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic,” wrote Joost Beltman,...

Invacare, supply chain constraints, surcharges

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