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In brief: Permobil acquisition, MobilityWorks recognition, Walgreens partnership

September 15, 2023HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired Vancouver, B.C.-based PDG Mobility, adding expertise and a leading range of tilt-in-space products to its portfolio of complex rehabilitation solutions.   “I’m delighted to welcome PDG Mobility to the Permobil family,” says Chuck Witkowski, president of Permobil Americas. “At Permobil, we are committed to providing end users with the highest quality, most clinically relevant solutions. PDG’s portfolio meets...

MobilityWorks, Movano Health, Next Day Access, Permobil, Walgreens

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Walgreens, Pearl Health expand value-based care

September 13, 2023HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. & NEW YORK – Walgreens and Pearl Health, which offers technology and insight solutions that it says empowers clinical teams to provide holistic, personalized treatment, have formed a partnership to accelerate the expansion of value-based care in collaboration with community-based primary care physicians. Walgreens, a division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, will provide complementary services, including prescription fulfillment, medication adherence, immunizations, care gap closure...

Value-Based Care, Walgreens

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CareCentrix’s Driscoll to take lead role at WBA

October 12, 2022HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. – CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll will assume a new role as executive vice president and president, U.S. Healthcare, at Walgreens Boots Alliance, which includes Walgreens Health, later this month.   WBA in October 2021 said that it planned to invest $330 million in CareCentrix for a 55% stake in the company, as part of a plan to launch Walgreens Health. It recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 45%* stake in CareCentrix for approximately...

CareCentrix, Home health, John Driscoll, Walgreens

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Walgreens Boots invests $970M in Shields Health Solutions

September 29, 2021HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance is making a majority investment in Shields Health Solutions, an integrated, health system-owned specialty pharmacy. The approximately $970 million investment will support the continued growth of Shields’ strategy and build on a minority equity investment that WBA announced in July 2019. “Delivering pharmacy and health care services in the local community is one of many ways WBA is working to improve access and health outcomes, as well as...

Shields Health Solutions, specialty pharmacy, Walgreens

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Option Care Health announces stock offering

September 8, 2021HME News Staff

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health announced that an affiliate of Madison Dearborn Partners, the selling stockholder, has agreed to sell 9.2 million shares of the company’s common stock at $26.90 per share in an underwritten public offering. This sale of shares represents approximately 5.1% of the current shares outstanding. Consistent with the August 2021 secondary offering, Madison Dearborn Partners and Walgreen Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., have...

Home Infusion Therapy, Option Care, Walgreens

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Walgreens and CGMs: Providers emphasize billing, service expertise

November 22, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Walgreens has made a push into the continuous glucose monitoring market, but HME providers warn that providing diabetes care is a different animal than filling prescriptions. The onerous paperwork, alone, would seem to be a huge obstacle for retail pharmacies, says Tim Cady, president of Carlsbad, Calif.-based Advanced Diabetes Supplies, a large distributor of Dexcom products. “The records that are required and the way you need to interpret the local coverage determination...

Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Diabetes, Walgreens

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Walgreens to offer Dexcom G6 to Medicare patients

November 7, 2019HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Walgreens is launching a new billing solution to allow Medicare beneficiaries who use the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring system to fill their prescription at any of its more than 9,200 retail locations. Currently, the devices are filled through DME suppliers, manufacturers or limited pharmacies. Walgreens is also working with other CGM manufacturers to incorporate their products into the new billing model. “Leveraging Walgreens nationwide footprint and our expertise...

Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Dexcom G6, Diabetes, Walgreens

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Walgreens eyes AmerisourceBergen

February 23, 2018HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Walgreens Boots Alliance is said to be in early talks to take over Valley Forge, Pa.-based AmerisourceBergen, according to news reports, though “no deal is imminent and there may not be one,” according to the Wall Street Journal. Walgreens already owns a 26% stake in the drug wholesale company. “For Walgreens, buying Amerisource would be an example of so-called vertical integration, in which a company acquires a link in its supply chain, enabling it to keep more...

Pharmacy, Walgreens

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Walgreens keeps hand in home infusion

January 30, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DEERFIELD, Ill. - The sale of its home infusion business to a private equity firm will give Walgreens the chance to double down on the growing market.“Walgreens believes in the home infusion industry,” said Justin Ishbia, founder and managing partner of Shore Capital Partners, a private equity firm that used own a competing home infusion company. “They're not trying to exit it.”Per the deal, announced Jan. 20, Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm,...

Home Infusion, Justin Ishbia, Reg Blackburn, Walgreens

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Walgreens to sell infusion biz?

September 24, 2014HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Walgreens is shopping around its infusion services business, according to news reports. On offer, through Bank of America: a controlling stake of just more than 50% in Walgreens Infusion Services—a deal that could value the division at $1.5 billion, reports say. Walgreens became the largest U.S. provider of home infusion services in 2010 when it swapped its long-term care pharmacy business for OmniCare's home infusion business. Earlier this year, rival CVS acquired Coram,...

Home Infusion, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Walgreens

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