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Medtech saves on staffing, improves outcomes

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Medtech saves on staffing, improves outcomes

April 29, 2022Tracy Orzel

FORT WORTH, Texas - Now is the time for HME providers to start looking at artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve quality of care without increasing costs, says Anna Elliot, a new managing director and partner at Vertess.  Here’s what Elliot, who specializes in high-growth, health care technologies, had to say about how medtech can be used and why you need it.  HME News: How much is machine learning and AI driving the growth in health care right now?  Anna...

Anna Elliot, Home Medical Equipment, Machine learning, Vertess


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In brief: Regulatory update, e-prescribing report, Lincare acquisition

February 18, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS on Feb. 10 published a change request notifying the DME Medicare Administrative Contractors of the agency’s new national coverage determination for home oxygen therapy.  CMS notes the following changes are effective for claims with dates of service starting Sept. 27, 2021:  expansion of oxygen coverage for acute and chronic conditions;  expansion of coverage for short and long-term need (when hypoxemia exhibited);  the ability of the...

Home Oxygen, Lincare, NHIF, Parachute Health, Philips, Quipt, RAC, Vertess


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Vertess hire financial analyst

February 17, 2022HME News Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas – Kim Harrison has joined VERTESS as financial analyst. Harrison, who got her start as an auditor at Ernst & Young, was previously a CFO in the behavioral health industry, controller for a toxicology lab and staff accountant in a professional organization for dentists. “I started my career as an auditor for Ernst & Young, working primarily with venture capital firms, and I have also held roles in the vending, hospitality and advertising industries,” she said. “I...

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VERTESS adds health care IT expert

February 14, 2022HME News Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas – VERTESS has a new managing director and partner: Anna Elliott, who specializes in high-growth health care technologies like deep tech, artificial intelligence, machine learning and ambient solutions. Previously, she co-founded the boutique merger and acquisition advisory firm M&A Finders based in Pittsburgh. “Although I experienced enormous success with M&A Finders, I realized I could help my clients even further with a deep bench of support,” she said. “It...

health care IT, M&A, Vertess


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VERTESS adds managing director

December 13, 2021HME News Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas – VERTESS has announced that J. Blake Peart, a former hospital and ambulatory surgery center CEO, has joined the firm as a managing director. Peart will provide M&A and consulting services primarily to ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and independent hospitals. “As someone who has walked in their shoes, I have chosen this path to support health care business owners who select the M&A direction,” he said. “I know that every transaction is unique...

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M&A forecast: Respiratory dominates, but providers look to ‘do more’ 

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M&A forecast: Respiratory dominates, but providers look to ‘do more’ 

January 15, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – The theme for buyers and sellers in 2021 is “respiratory, respiratory, respiratory,” said Don Davis, president of Duckridge Advisors.  Helping to drive that trend: AdaptHealth, which capped off a busy 2020 by announcing in December that it would acquire AeroCare, which specializes in CPAP, nebulizers, oxygen and ventilators, for nearly $2 billion in cash and shares.  “It’s perfect iteming – the demographics are there,...

Brad Smith, Braff Group, Don Davis, Duckridge Advisors, Home Medical Equipment, Pat Clifford, Vertess


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Buyers gonna buy, but with later payouts

November 13, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

FORT WORTH, Texas - Despite the challenges of 2020 and the havoc the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to bear on the economy, Brad Smith is bullish on the M&A market for HME. Vertess closed on four deals in the second and third quarters, and is teed up for an even busier Q4 and beyond. “The strategic buyers are extremely active,” said Smith, managing director/partner at the firm. “There are also buyers outside the industry that aren't strategic coming in, buying into health care and...

Bradley Smith, Home Medical Equipment, Vertess


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Vertess closes four deals during pandemic

September 22, 2020HME News Staff

FORTH WORTH, Texas - Vertess has closed on four DME transactions in the second and third quarters, despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Even in the face of adversity that is 2020, I am thrilled to have helped deserving owners successfully exit their businesses, while also helping bridge the gap for these health care providers to extend their established platforms,” said Bradley Smith, managing director.The transactions are:Med Inc., a Virginia-based respiratory...

Coronavirus Outbreak, M&A, Vertess


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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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COVID-19 and HME M&A

May 14, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I caught up with Brad Smith, managing director and partner at Vertess, recently and he said the mergers and acquisition market for HME has been “a wild rollercoaster ride” amid the coronavirus pandemic. First, investors and buyers charged ahead, then they paused and then they stopped, he says. But by the end of April, Smith had a handful of deals scheduled to close in May. Investors and buyers were charging ahead again, with the pandemic as “the new normal.” “They like...

Coronavirus Outbreak, M&A, The Braff Group, Vertess


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