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AAH prepares to counter OIG study 

June 20, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has engaged Dobson | DaVanzo & Associates to conduct a study to assess the direct and indirect costs of providing intermittent catheters.  The goal of the study is to help the Office of Inspector General, CMS and other payers better understand the comprehensive costs of caring for individuals who receive these products (A4351, A4352, A4353).  “Suppliers who provide intermittent catheters to Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to take the survey,”...

aahomecare, Intermittent catheters, urological supplies


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Hollister contracts with Premier, Vizient 

June 20, 2022HME News Staff

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Hollister has announced two significant new contracts. The company has been awarded an AscenDrive contract with Premier, a health care improvement company uniting an alliance of about 4,400 U.S. hospitals and health systems and more than 225,000 other providers and organizations. AscenDrive is a new program designed to drive commitment and savings for members through aggregated purchasing of high-quality products and services. The company has also been awarded a three-year...

Catheters, Hollister, Premier, urological supplies, Vizient


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Strive Medical boosts urology business 

March 29, 2022HME News Staff

IRVING, Texas – Strive Medical, a portfolio company of NMS Capital, has acquired the urology division of United States Medical Supply, strengthening its national footprint.  Strive Medical is a specialty provider of urology, wound care and other disposable medical supplies that has contracts with more than 24 state Medicaid programs and more than 5,000 private insurance plans.  “This transaction marks an important step in advancing Strive’s commitment to investing...

M&A, Strive Medical, United States Medical Supply, urological supplies, urology


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Supplies companies ‘drive buzz’ in M&A

July 30, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Demand for providers with a focus on supplies is strong, particularly when it comes to manufacturers looking for a platform in the urologicals space, say analysts.  “Over the last several years, I must have talked to between five and 10 manufacturers of urologicals that are starting to or looking to expand into actual patient distribution,” said Rick Glass, president of Steven Richards & Associates. “They’re looking for a platform or to add...

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Better Health makes debut

March 25, 2021HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Better Health, an online supplier of urological and ostomy supplies, has launched with $3.5 million in seed funding.  The provider, which offers “white glove service,” also has national contracts with major insurers, including Humana and Oscar Health.  “Better Health improves the lives of patients who use medical supplies by getting them the best products in a timely, cost-effective and stress-free manner,” said Naama Staubler Breckler,...

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180 Medical named Best Place to Work

October 29, 2020HME News Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - 180 Medical has been named one of Oklahoma's Best Places to Work by the Best Companies Group and the Journal Record. It's the provider's 11th time on the list, which is based on anonymous employee surveys on working conditions. This year's survey included questions about how well companies handled COVID-19 workplace communication and safety. “In light of the unprecedented year that we all have experienced due to COVID, it is a great feeling to know that our employees...

180 Medical, Coronavirus Outbreak, urological supplies


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Audits start to pile up

September 15, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CGS, the DME MAC for jurisdictions B and C, will be conducting complex post-pay reviews for surgical dressings and knee orthoses, according to AAHomecare.CGS will be reviewing A6196 and A6212, and L1833 and L1851. The DME MAC is conducting the reviews due to data analysis that showed “significantly above expected amounts.”Surgical dressings and knee orthoses also ranked No. 5 and No. 9, respectively, in total CERT improper payment rates. The reviews will include only claim...

Audits, CGMs, DME MAC, Dressings, Orthotics, RAC, urological supplies


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UroMed's exit creates void, especially for Medicaid patients

June 28, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SUWANEE, Ga. - Providers say they've been fielding calls from patients scrambling to find a new source for urology and other supplies in the aftermath of UroMed's announcement that it will close on July 8.“We're getting multiple calls a day from customers that have no idea what to do or where to go,” said Chris Malcolm, president of First Source Catheters in Cumming, Ga., and a former employee of UroMed. “They are not being led in any direction one way or the other.”In its...

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180 Medical honored

October 5, 2018HME News Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY - 180 Medical, a provider of urological and ostomy supplies, has been recognized for the 9th year as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma by the Best Companies Group, which surveys nearly 6,000 companies and their 800,000 employees every year. "We are just so proud and pleased to be ranked as one of the best employers in Oklahoma," says Angie Christopher, HR director. "We're dedicated to making 180 Medical a fun and fulfilling place to work for our employees, where they can feel...

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ActivStyle boosts catheter biz

June 12, 2018HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - ActivStyle has launched Catheter Express, a new catheter and urology brand within the ActivStyle portfolio, a move that will the provider to grow its catheter division, according to a press release. ActveStyle is primarily known as a direct-to-consumer provider of incontinence supplies. "Customers have a lot of choices for catheters and related urology supplies, but ActivStyle's years of experience in medical supplies, customer information systems, and distribution platform help set...

ActivStyle, Catheter Express, Incontinence, urological supplies


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