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M&A activity: Midwest Respiratory and Prism Medical


OMAHA, Neb. – Midwest Respiratory & Rehab has acquired Community HME, a diversified HME provider with locations in Baraboo and Richland Center, Wis.

Dick’s Homecare buys assets from Walnut Medical Services


ALTOONA, Pa. – Dick’s Homecare has purchased certain assets of the Lewistown, Pa., facility of Walnut Medical Services.

Advanced Home Care adds Central Georgia Home Care


HIGH POINT, N.C. – Advanced Home Care and Macon, Ga.-based Central Georgia Home Care Services have merged, the providers announced this week.

Wright & Filippis sells to Lincare


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.

The changing shape of the HME industry

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It’s only the fourth day of summer, but at HME News headquarters, we’re already thinking fall. (Which is a shame, really, because summers in Maine are so, so short!)

Why? Believe or not, we’re gearing up for our pre-show (September) and show (October) issues for Medtrade.

DHS gets Progressive


HARRISBURG, Pa. – Dynamic Healthcare Services (DHS), a portfolio company of GMH Ventures, a Newtown, Pa.-based private equity group, has continued its string of acquisitions into 2014.

Brightree adds ‘nimble providers’ with MedAct buy

Also gets office footprint in central U.S.

ATLANTA – Brightree has acquired McKinney, Texas-based MedAct, adding 330 HME providers to its customer base.

Mediware strikes again


LENEXA, Kan. – Mediware Information Systems has acquired a second software company in the HME market in as many months.

'It’s quantum shift time,' analysts say


YARMOUTH, Maine – A pair of recent M&A transactions on opposite coasts illustrates what analysts have long predicted: Competitive bidding will drive market consolidation, they say.

With prices on the downswing, companies need to build scale, say analysts.

It’s starting to trickle in

Friday, June 7, 2013

This is going to be a quick blog*, but I wanted to share with you the first piece of data to come in for our 2013 State of the Industry Report (which contains 2012 data).

Each year, we track the number of DMEPOS providers that bill Medicare in five categories: