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Rosemary's daughter: Diamond Medical gets bigger into retail


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Diamond Medical Supply is celebrating its 25th anniversary by moving into a new retail location—two doors down.

Tricare transition creates billing ‘nightmare’


HAMPTON, Va. – Ever since Tricare transitioned to a new contract administrator, providers say their claims aren’t getting paid at all, or very slowly.

Extended bid contracts? ‘Either way you lose’


YARMOUTH, Maine – If CMS decides to extend current competitive bidding contracts, a slight majority (53%) of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they would accept them—reluctantly.

Lincare settles employee data breach claims


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare will pay $875,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by employees whose information may have been exposed in a “phishing attack.”

The Big Squeeze

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Like so many others in the HME industry, HME News has downsized a bit.

Invacare’s Monaghan: ‘We remain confident in (our) earnings potential’


ELYRIA, Ohio – The overall picture at Invacare looked better in the first quarter of this year, but the North America/HME business unit continues to struggle.

MedCare replicates winning model with new company


GREENSBURG, Pa. – MedCare Equipment Co.’s new company, MedCare Susquehanna Valley, further aligns its post-acute services with health systems to provide a full continuum of care for patients, says CEO John Sphon.

MedCare expands in central Pennsylvania


GREENSBURG, Pa. – MedCare Equipment Co. has partnered with UPMC Pinnacle to open MedCare Susquehanna Valley LLC in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The new company will provide respiratory and other home medical equipment to patients in the central Pennsylvania area.

Round 2019: Plenty of questions, still no answers

‘I need to decide what my next move is,’ says one contract provider

WASHINGTON – With only seven months to go until the current competitive bidding contracts expire across the country, HME providers are getting antsy for information on Round 2019.

Grand theft HME

Brazen pair makes off with thousands in equipment

AUSTIN, Texas – Provider Nick Murphey had a rude awakening recently, when he learned that two thieves had stolen a trailer containing tens of thousands of dollars in home medical equipment from his business.