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Invacare to close facility in Germany


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will close its production and distribution facility in Porta Westfalica, Germany, at the end of 2020, a move that will affect about 240 associates, according to a Form 8-K that the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov.

In brief: UroMed to close, bid registration opens


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.

Degen Berglund closes store dues to industry challenges


LA CROSSE, Wis. – Degen Berglund plans to close its home medical services store, laying off 30 employees, according to a local TV station.

‘It is no longer worth the pit in my stomach’

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

It’s always disappointing when the HME industry’s efforts to get relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program fail to cross the finish line. But this last time around, when H.R. 4229 failed to make the cut in a recently passed omnibus bill, it was particularly disappointing.

Baystate Health drops home infusion, respiratory services


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Baystate Health is handing over its home infusion and respiratory services business to CVS, according to the Greenfield Recorder. Baystate Home Infusion & Respiratory Services will close by the end of the month.

Cooke & Burnell Orthopedic Supplies shuts down


PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Cooke & Burnell Orthopedic Supplies has closed, after an attempt to merge with another company failed, according to the Berkshire Eagle. Cooke & Burnell, which had four employees, stopped accepting new patients on Jan.

Lodi Health closes HME store


LODI, Calif. – Lodi Health is closing Memorial Home Med-Equip due to changes in Medicare reimbursement, according to the Lodi News-Sentinel.

Home Health United closes four retail stores


MADISON, Wis. – Home Health United-Home Medical Equipment blames recent changes in Medicare reimbursement rates for its decision to close retail stores in Johnson Creek, Platteville, Portage and St. Mary’s Hospital.