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MassHealth delays transition to preferred supplier


BOSTON – A preferred supplier contract for incontinence supplies between MassHealth and Geriatric Medical will now go live April 15, instead of March 1.

Massachusetts Medicaid transitions to preferred supplier


BOSTON – If HME providers have to deal with a preferred supplier for incontinence supplies, a new Medicaid contract in Massachusetts might be the way to go.

Coloplast makes another buy


MINNEAPOLIS – Coloplast has acquired IncoCare Gunhild Vieler GmbH, a direct-to-consumer provider of continence supplies, it announced today. The German company will strengthen Coloplast’s presence in southeast Germany, according to a press release.

Massachusetts Medicaid taps Geriatric Medical as preferred supplier

State says it will save $3.7M

BOSTON – The Medicaid program in Massachusetts has entered into a preferred supplier agreement for incontinence supplies with Geriatric Medical & Surgical Supply, according to a recent administrative bulletin.

Market wide open for incontinence, wound care


While they have separate identities, incontinence and wound care have evolved to become an integrated part of one large contiguous category in the HME spectrum.

MassHealth moves toward preferred manufacturer model


BOSTON – MassHealth has published a request for response for a preferred manufacturer/distributor for incontinence products, according to the Home Medical Equipment Services Association of New England.

New York reduces cut for incontinence supplies


ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York Department of Health has announced an average reduction of 20% for incontinence supplies, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

Domtar committed to growing DTC biz


FORT MILL, S.C. – Domtar’s acquisition of Home Delivery Incontinence Services fits well with the company’s “big vision” for growing its direct-to-consumer business.

SCA to buy BSN for 2.74 billion euros


STOCKHOLM – SCA has entered into an agreement to acquire BSN Medical from the private equity group EQT Partners AB for 2.74 billion euros ($2.9 billion), it announced Dec. 19.

Wound care veers toward cash market


As the reimbursement landscape becomes more difficult, HME providers committed to the wound care market are apparently turning to cash sales as a way to boost to sagging revenues.