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Supplies market fracturing, poll respondents say

July 18, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - The closures of both a distributor and a provider of urological supplies are signs of a shifting marketplace, say respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.The majority of respondents to the poll (67%) fear that product choice is becoming more limited in the wake of Peco Medical, which manufactured low-cost ostomy and other supplies, closing June 1.“We used a lot of the PECO product line,” wrote one respondent. “It will be sad to see another distributor leave the market,...

NewsPoll, PECO Medical, supplies, uromed


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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...

Bert Burns, urological supplies, uromed


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In brief: UroMed to close, bid registration opens

June 14, 2019HME News Staff

SUWANEE, Ga. - UroMed, a provider of urological, incontinence and other disposable medical supplies, will close on July 8, according to a letter to its customers.“We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause; however, over the next few weeks UroMed will be working diligently to ensure a seamless transition of care to another provider of your choice in accordance with your plan's network,” reads the letter, signed by Ryan Schorr, vice president and general manager.UroMed was...

Closure, Competitive Bidding, Round 2021, supplies, uromed


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UroMed to close

June 13, 2019HME News Staff

SUWANEE, Ga. - UroMed, a provider of urological, incontinence and other disposable medical supplies, will close on July 8, according to a letter to its customers.“We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause; however, over the next few weeks UroMed will be working diligently to ensure a seamless transition of care to another provider of your choice in accordance with your plan's network,” reads the letter, signed by Ryan Schorr, vice president and general manager.UroMed was...

AssuraMed, Cardinal Health, Closing, Medical supplies, uromed


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This week in short takes

August 8, 2014HME News Staff

Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI), a motivational program offered by Suwanee, Ga.-based UroMed, has hit 35,000 followers on Facebook. LASCI was created in 2010 to help people who use wheelchairs find more information about motivational speaking programs and other resources to assist them with daily living…Appleton, Wis.-based Bill-Ray Home Mobility, maker of “Friendly Beds,” has a new location at 3000 E Enterprise Avenue with a bigger display area. “Friendly Beds” is a...

Bill-Ray Home Mobility, Hasco Medical, Home Care Medical, LASCI, uromed


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'Enjoy Life' program kicks off

June 3, 2014HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Sports n' Spokes, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, has teamed up with Life After Spinal Cord Injury, a nonprofit program of UroMed, and Wheel:Life, an online community, to encourage people with disabilities to “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer.” Now in its fourth year, the program kicks off with a photo contest with prize giveaways. This year's theme is running free and the slogan is ROAM. The program will spotlight activities like adaptive...

Consumer Advocacy, Contest, uromed


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AssuraMed buys UroMed in 'tuck-in acquisition'

January 17, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

DUBLIN, Ohio - AssuraMed has quietly bought another competitor of its Edgepark Medial Supply business unit: UroMed, a Suwanee, Ga.-based provider of urological, incontinence and other disposable medical supplies.Employees at UroMed were told of the acquisition on Friday, Jan. 10, according to industry sources. When contacted by HME News the following week, officials at AssuraMed confirmed the news.“AssuraMed did acquire UroMed,” said Michael Petras, president and general manager.In January...

AssuraMed, Michael Petras, uromed


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UroMed dispenses dating advice, urologicals

August 1, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SUWANNEE, Ga. - He's not exactly Dear Abby, but when Bert Burns visits hospital patients with spinal cord injuries, the biggest questions he gets are all about relationships.“I get asked most often, 'Who wants to date me if I am in a wheelchair?'” said Burns, founder of UroMed, a mail-order catheter supplier UroMed, and himself a wheelchair user for more than 30 years.Never one to miss an outreach opportunity, UroMed in July launched a popular three-part series of articles: dating, marriage...

Catheters, uromed


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UroMed partnership broadens educational reach

October 31, 2012HME News Staff

CINCINNATI - UroMed, a provider of incontinence supplies, has teamed up with PatientPoint and Cure Medical to provide educational materials on incontinence and catheterization in urology exam rooms. The educational resources provide patients with health information and discussion starters to support conversations with physicians. The brochures include an 800 number for patients wanting to learn more about UroMed products. PatientPoint provides patient and physician engagement solutions at point of...

Cure Medical, PatientPoint, uromed


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DME MACs issue re-supply guidance

September 25, 2012BRIEFS

BALTIMORE - As promised, the four CMS medical directors have released an FAQ on re-supplies. CMS announced in a June bulletin that items that need periodic replacement, like CPAP supplies, must be non-functioning. That led to numerous questions from providers about the policy and how to comply with it. The 15-question document attempts to explain the policy and answer questions like why the documentation guidelines are so vague (to give suppliers discretion) and what “non-functional”...

CPAP Supplies, Diabetes Supplies, National sleep therapy, uromed


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