Also Noted

Healthcare IT startup raises $2M

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04/17/2013

BALTIMORE – Ankota, a cloud-based business portal for healthcare companies, has raised $2 million to expand its sales, marketing and technology staff, according to an article from medcitynews.com.

Amazon makes foray into HME

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04/16/2013

SEATTLE – Amazon.com has launched an online store that will sell certain home medical equipment, according to a press release.

New PE firm gets behind AxelaCare

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04/16/2013

LENEXA, Kan. – AxelaCare Holdings, a home infusion therapy provider owned by Denver-based private equity firm Excellere Partners, was recently acquired by Harvest Partners LP, a private equity firm based in New York, according to multiple reports.

Prodigy Diabetes Care, OK Biotech align ownership

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04/16/2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ­– Prodigy Diabetes Care, a distributor of diabetes testing supplies, has acquired substantial ownership of the publicly owned shares of OK Biotech, a manufacturing partner based in Taiwan, according to a press release.

New Braunfels vs. The Scooter Store

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04/15/2013

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – It’s official: The city of New Braunfels, Texas, has sued The Scooter Store to reclaim more than $2.6 million in job-creation incentives that the city awarded to the company, according to an article from the San Antonio Express News.

Invacare Top End sponsors para-cycling competition

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04/15/2013

ELYRIA, Ohio – Top End, Invacare’s sports and recreation division, is sponsoring the Greenville 2013 Para-Cycling Open, slated for April 19-21 in Greenville, S.C. The competition is for athletes with physical disabilities, including both para-cyclists and handcyclists.

Valley Respiratory buys RTA Homecare

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04/12/2013

PHOENIX – Valley Respiratory Services, a provider of HME, power mobility devices and respiratory services, has acquired RTA Homecare, adding three new locations in Mesa and Casa Grande, Ariz., according to a press release.

QS/1 launches documentation tool for pharmacies

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04/12/2013

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – QS/1 has released a tool to help pharmacies better serve Medicare Part B customers, and comply with regulations and audits, according to a press release.

McCaskill calls hearing on HME marketing tactics

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04/11/2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has scheduled a hearing to address HME marketing tactics, according to a press release.

CPAP treatment improves productivity, study finds

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04/11/2013

BERLIN, Germany – CPAP treatment bolsters productivity at work for those suffering from sleep apnea, according to a study conducted by the European Respiratory Society and the European Sleep Research Society.

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