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New hires: [email protected], NCPA

June 17, 2021HME News Staff

[email protected] has hired Rebecca Small as vice president of DME/HME business development. Small has 15 years of experience in health care sales, marketing and billing. “Becky possesses more than two decades of extensive medical equipment and device sales, billing, orthotic fitter and business owner experience,” said Ty Bello, CEO. “She brings a unique business development acumen to the medical equipment provider and those exploring business opportunities in this post-acute market”…The...

NCPA, [email protected]


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NRRTS sponsors photo contest

June 17, 2021HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - NRRTS asking complex rehab suppliers to take photos of themselves and their clients doing what they do and send them to the organization. As part of the digital photo contest, NRRTS will award prizes to one winner in each of three different categories. Each winner will receive a $100 gift certificate and a poster of their winning photograph for them and their client. NRRTS asks that suppliers make sure they get photo releases from their clients. Contact Bill Noelting for more information:...

complex rehab equipment, nrrts


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AASM names new president

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AASM names new president

June 16, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has named Dr. Raman Malhotra to a one-year term as president. He will lead the association’s 11,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who provide care for patients with sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea and chronic insomnia. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to lead the AASM, and I am grateful to serve alongside...

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NHIF announces board members

June 16, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Foundation has announced its 2021-2022 board of directors. Joining the board this year: Laila Alqadri, MD, a neurologist and medical director at KabaFusion; Drew Doyle, RPh, senior vice president of sales and market development for Soleo Health; and Mitra Gavgani, PharmD, vice president of Pharmacy Services for Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. Other board members are: Chair Chris Maksym, RPh, PharmD, University of Michigan (ret.); David Franklin, MSA,...

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NSM expands team in Canada

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NSM expands team in Canada

June 15, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility Canada has added two new members to its team: Dheyaa Qaddo as controller and Eugene Fung as HR and payroll manager. Previously, the company named Dave Munroe director of finance and Rick Nori regional director of Canada. “Expanding our business team with the addition of these respected professionals is crucially important in supporting NSM’s continued growth across Canada,” Nori said. “The knowledge and experience Dave,...

Canada, National Seating & Mobility, NSM


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Itamar enhances WatchPAT

June 15, 2021HME News Staff

CAESAREA, Israel – Itamar Medical has enhanced its WatchPAT product line to include WatchPAT with SleepPath, a new service that allows subjective data to be collected from patients through the WatchPAT smartphone app, before and after the home sleep test. The company will offer the new service to sleep clinics, giving them access to digital documentation in one report that combines sleep study metrics and patient self-reported data, replacing traditional paper documentation. Itamar Medical...

home sleep testing, Itamar Medical, Sleep Apnea, WatchPAT


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People news: AAH board, Viemed board

June 15, 2021HME News Staff

AAHomecare’s membership has re-elected Bill Guidetti of Apria as chair of the board and has approved Josh Marx of Medicare Service Company as vice chair and Mike Kloos of VGM Insurance as treasurer. Members also elected six people to at-large board seats for three-year terms: Josh Britten of BritKare Home Medical, Lucy Busa of Comfort Medical, Larissa D’Andrea of ResMed, Jennifer Pederson of Lincare, Isaac Rodriguez of National Seating & Mobility, and James Russell of URS Medical. Busa...

aahomecare, Viemed Healthcare


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State news: Oklahoma, Louisiana, New York

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State news: Oklahoma, Louisiana, New York

June 14, 2021HME News Staff

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority does not have the authority to implement a managed care plan for the state’s Medicaid system, according to a State Supreme Court ruling. The ruling was cheered by the Oklahoma Medical Equipment Providers Association and other health care providers who have been fighting the proposed move in the state legislature and in the courts. “OMEPA and other health care leaders in Oklahoma have done an exceptional job in spotlighting the potential impacts of the...

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Permobil, Pirates surprise fan with custom wheelchair

June 10, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Permobil Foundation, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates, LiveLikeLou and Phi Delta Theta, surprised a fan with a team-branded, custom power wheelchair at a home game on June 3. The reveal was part of the first-ever Lou Gehrig Day celebrations that Major League Baseball will hold each June in honor of Gehrig, who died of ALS. “We are honored to be part of the inaugural Lou Gehrig Day and to partner with MLB to raise awareness in the fight against ALS,”...

Permobil Foundation, Pittsburgh Pirates, Power Wheelchair


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OneDrop surpasses 25 billion data points

June 10, 2021HME News Staff

NEW YORK – OneDrop, which provides solutions for people with chronic health conditions, has surpassed 25 billion biometric data points on its health platform. Those data points include glucose, A1C, blood pressure, weight, medications, food intake, physical activity, heart rate, other self-care data (e.g., sleep) and personal data (e.g., gender, year of diagnosis). "We can't keep throwing money at treating the symptoms of sickness and neglect the investment in prevention required to keep...

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