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In brief: Remote monitoring spikes in 2016, CMS nominee faces Senate committee

February 17, 2017HME News Staff

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - The number of remotely monitored patients, including CPAP patients, grew by 44% to 7.1 million in 2016, according a new report from Berg Insight.What's more, the number of remotely monitored patients will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47.9% to reach 50.2 million by 2021, says the market research firm.The two main applications in the market are monitoring patients with sleep therapy devices and monitoring patients with implantable cardiac rhythm management...

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MAMES adopts Wisconsin

February 17, 2017HME News Staff

STILLWATER, Minn. - The Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services will extend its geographical coverage to Wisconsin starting March 1. “The WAMES board of directors faced an emotional and difficult decision in deciding that moving to be part of MAMES was our strongest move forward,” said Rick Adamich, president of WAMES and president of Oxygen One in Waukesha, Wis. “As we evaluated the strengths and outstanding benefits being offered to our Wisconsin members, we realized...

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Wisconsin: Oxygen license act passes

April 24, 2015Tracy Orzel

WILD ROSE, Wis. - HME providers in Wisconsin will now be able to dispense oxygen without a pharmacist on staff.Gov. Scott Walker on March 23 signed a bill allowing HME providers to obtain a license to dispense oxygen from the Pharmacy Examining Board. The act goes into effect May 1.Had the act not been passed, providers and their patients would have been left in the lurch, says Jim Spellman, director of the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services and owner of New Berlin, Wis.-based Home...

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Provider makes award triple play

September 30, 2014HME News Staff

NEW BERLIN, Wis. - Home Care Medical has received the HME Provider of the Year award from the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services (WAMES). This is the third year in a row the provider has been honored with the award. Also receiving awards: Jim Spellman, director of operations and WAMES president, received the Industry Excellence award for his efforts on the WAMES Legislative Committee; and Donna Smith, director of respiratory care, received the Distinguished Service award for her...

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A fight worth fighting

December 20, 2013Leah Hoenen

It was while watching his father struggle with COPD that Jim Spellman, the newly-elected president of the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services (WAMES), learned what the HME industry means to patients. Since entering the industry in 1995, he has delivered oxygen, sold medical equipment and helped start a respiratory company in Milwaukee. Here's what Spellman, the operations manager for Home Care Medical, had to say about his vision for the association and the importance of lobbying.HME...

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Paul Ryan discusses bid program with association

September 25, 2013HME News Staff

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., met recently with members of the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services (WAMES) to discuss the difficulties that Medicare beneficiaries are having due to competitive bidding. Providers told Ryan that beneficiaries are confused about who their contracted suppliers are and that some are paying out-of-pocket for equipment and services, according to a Sept. 24 news release from the association. Cindy Ciardo, of Knueppel HealthCare Services, said...

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Home Care Medical, staff honored at WAMES convention

September 23, 2013HME News Staff

NEW BERLIN, Wisc. - Home Care Medical is the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services (WAMES) provider of the year for the second straight year. The HME company was honored during the association's annual convention earlier this month. Also at the convention, Jim Spellman, director of operations at Home Care Medical, was named WAMES president for 2014; and Donna Smith, a respiratory care director at the company, received an excellence award for the work she has done with the association's...

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Home Care Medical cleans up

October 2, 2012HME News Staff

NEW BERLIN, Wis. - Home Care Medical has accepted the award for HME Provider of the Year from the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services (WAMES). “Home Care Medical has been serving southeastern Wisconsin since 1974 and provides the highest quality of care,” stated Ann Barrett, executive director of WAMES, in a press release. Home Care Medical employees also received the Distinguished Service Award and Exceptional Service Award (Donna Smith, director of respiratory care,...

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