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3M lays off employees at Acelity


ST. PAUL, Minn. – 3M has laid off about 20 employees at Acelity, a provider of advanced wound care products marketed under the KCI brand, according to MassDevice.

KCI sells to 3M


SAN ANTONIO and NEW YORK – A consortium of funds led by Apax Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Acelity and its KCI subsidiaries worldwide to 3M for about $6.725 billion.

In brief: NHIA sues over transitional payment, Great Elm’s DME biz exceeds expectations


WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association is suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its transitional payment for home infusion therapy services.

KCI to close NC service center


SAN ANTONIO – KCI USA has alerted state officials that it plans to eliminate 65 jobs at a service center in Charlotte, N.C., according to a local TV station.

KCI, Highmark forge performance-based deal


SAN ANTONIO – KCI, a provider of advanced wound management, and Highmark, an insurer, have entered into an agreement for the KCI iOn Progress Remote Therapy Monitoring Program. Used in conjunction with the Activ.A.C.

KCI: Data supports remote therapy monitoring


SAN ANTONIO – KCI shared data at the recent 2018 Symposium of Advanced Wound Care Spring Conference that demonstrates increased patient therapy usage immediately after patient contact using its iOn Progress Remote Therapy Monitoring.

KCI fights for bid contracts

Provider says it was disqualified for technical reasons

SAN ANTONIO – With just weeks remaining before the July 1 implementation of Round 2 re-compete contracts, KCI was still in talks with CMS to reconsider its bids for negative pressure wound therapy.

KCI fights CMS’s decision


SAN ANTONIO – KCI may have not been awarded contracts for negative pressure wound therapy as part of the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding, but it’s not going down without a fight.

In brief: CMS briefs, Invacare hires, KCI slips


WASHINGTON – A meeting with CMS and congressional staff on DME competitive bidding, originally cancelled due to the government shutdown, has been set for 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18, says The VGM Group.

KCI buys U.K.-based wound care company


SAN ANTONIO – Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Systagenix, a provider of wound care products based in the U.K., for $485 million.