Lincare, in the lead again

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08/01/2018

The list of top 100 suppliers of DMEPOS by amount allowed for 2017 is in.

The top five looks like this:

Lincare, $539, 604, 080
Accredo Health Group, $475,577,257
Lincare Pharmacy Services, $277,122,027
Walgreen, $215,880, 876
Zoll Services, $212,308, 306

The top five for 2016 looked like this:

Lincare, $651,783, 993
Accredo Health Group, $482,764,158
Lincare Pharmacy Services, $290,162,919
Apria Healthcare, $224, 300, 906
Zoll Services, $204, 036, 809

So once again, we have Lincare at No. 1, albeit with an about 17% reduction in amount allowed; Accredo Health Group at No. 2, with about a 1.5% increase; and Lincare Pharmacy Services at No. 3, with an about 4.5% reduction.

A notable change from 2016 to 2017: Apria Healthcare drops out of the top five for 2017, while Walgreen moves in. Apria moved to No. 6 in 2017, with $200,648,591 in amount allowed. Walgreen had been No. 6 in 2016, with $182,037,356 amount allowed.

Apria wasn’t the only provider to drop one or more spots from 2016 to 2017. Coram Alternate Site Services dropped from No. 8 to No. 11; KCI USA dropped from No. 10 to No. 23; and Arriva Medical, which was No. 12 in 2016, didn’t make the list at all in 2017. The embattled Arriva, as you know, closed for good in 2017.

But other providers moved up one or more spots in 2017, including United Seating and Mobility (No. 16 to No. 12), 180 Medical (No. 14 to No. 9), Byram Healthcare Centers (No. 13 to No. 10), and Liberator Medical (No. 19 to No. 14).

Other providers that made the top 100:

No. 18, Option Care, $57,766,599
No. 22, National Seating and Mobility, $51,158,113
No. 24, Verus Healthcare, $45,476,878
No. 26, American HomePatient, $43,311,284
No. 38, Norco, $25,849,469
No. 46, Super Care, $21,648,832
No. 50, Binson’s, $19,658,545
No. 56, Inogen, $17,495,682
No. 57, Hoveround, $17,161,379
No. 58 Aeroflow, $16,275, 277

Check out our State of the Industry Report in December for a more complete list.