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Mobility

NSM makes big play in Michigan

August 2, 2017HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has acquired the mobility division of Wright & Filippis, positioning the company as the leading provider of complex rehab solutions in Michigan, it says.“Wright & Filippis is one of the country's most respected providers of prosthetics, orthotics, custom mobility products and accessibility solutions,” said Bill Mixon, CEO of NSM. “This acquisition allows both companies to focus on our areas of expertise to better serve clients in Michigan.”NSM...

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Brightree honors providers

November 12, 2015HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Brightree has announced the winners of its 2015 Customer Excellence Awards. They are: Wright & Filippis, Scholar Award; Advacare Home Services, Ambassador Award; Cape Medical Supply, Leading Edge Award; MDS Medical Device Specialty, Rising Star Award; GSH Home Med Care, Most Valued Provider, 25 users or less; and MedCare Equipment Company, Most Valued Provider, enterprise category. The awards recognize providers who have excelled in their use of Brightree solutions.

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Short Takes: Ottobock, Wright & Filippis

June 4, 2015HME News Staff

Ottobock plans to raise money for acquisitions and investments in research, development and marketing with an initial public offering in Germany. The manufacturer plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange in 2017, in a move that could be worth upward of $2 billion…Wright & Filippis relocated in May to a larger location in Dearborn, Mich. “We've been in Dearborn for about 30 years now, and always have a great relationship with Dearborn,” said CEO A.J. Filippis in a release. The...

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Providers

Wright & Filippis rebrands

January 23, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. - After selling its diabetes supply business in 2013 and its HME and respiratory businesses in 2014, it was time to hit refresh at Wright & Filippis, says Chairman and CEO A.J. Filippis.The provider announced in December an updated look at 20 of its 28 offices (new signs and logos, revamped window and product displays, and renovated waiting areas) and an updated website (a streamlined view of its remaining business lines, better navigation, easier-to-read content and improved...

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News

In brief: ITC delivers split ruling, Invacare names interim chairman

December 24, 2014HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO and BEIJING  - The International Trade Commission on Dec. 23 (ITC) delivered a split ruling to ResMed and BMC Medical/3B Medical, two sleep manufacturers that have been ensnared in a global patent lawsuit. The ITC ruled that several of BMC's masks infringe ResMed patents and entered an order prohibiting BMC from importing, advertising or selling these masks in the United States, according to a press release from ResMed. The masks are BMC Medical's iVolve nasal mask, iVolve N2 nasal...

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Providers

Wright & Filippis sells to Lincare

July 11, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. - Wright & Filippis said goodbye to 35 years of providing home medical equipment and respiratory services on June 30, when it sold that part of its business to Lincare.“In Medicare's eyes and the payers' eyes, those businesses have moved to a commodity business,” said A.J. Filippis, CEO. “We decided we wanted to get back to our roots and focus on prosthetics and orthotics, complex rehab and our accessibility business.”The family-owned Wright & Filippis,...

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Providers

Wright & Filippis marks 70 years with new plan

May 23, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. - Located in the heart of automobile country, it's hardly surprising that provider A.J. Filippis sees parallels between what's happened in that industry and in HME.“Consolidation is hitting health care full force,” said Filippis, CEO of Wright & Filippis, the company his father started in 1944. “It happened in the auto industry 15 years ago. My opinion is that in five years, less than half the providers that are here today will be around.”The provider...

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Wright & Filippis names new execs

April 16, 2014HME News Staff

DETROIT - Wright & Filippis has beefed up its management team to reflect its commitment to increased growth, improved efficiency and more effective use of technology. Robert Barrow has been named vice president of operations. Previously, he was CEO of Doctors Hospital of Michigan. Paul Turek has been named director of information technology; Mark Burns has been named vice president of sales; and Steve Filippis, former vice president of facility operations, has been named vice president of mergers...

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Wright & Filippis exits diabetes market

May 21, 2013HME News Staff

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. - Wright & Filippis announced today that it has entered into an agreement to divest its diabetic supply business to US MED.The reason: The company did not receive a contract to provide diabetes supplies as part of a national mail-order program that will go into effect July 1. US MED, along with 17 others, did receive a contract.“Because of this change, we decided it was an appropriate time to sell our diabetes supply business to US MED,” stated AJ Filippis, president...

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Some contract suppliers may not meet requirements

May 10, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - As HME stakeholders continue to pore over the list of Round 2 contract suppliers, it's become more and more clear that some may not meet various licensing requirements—a condition of winning a contract.“How are they granted awards if they didn't meet state qualifications for licensure?” asked Jeff Mastej, director of compliance and audits for Dearborn, Mich.-based Wright & Filippis.In Tennessee, for example, out-of-state contract suppliers received a letter from...

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