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Bid bill update: Co-sponsors pile on


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have kicked efforts to gather co-sponsors for H.R. 4229 into high gear and have no plans of slowing down, they say.

Invacare emphasizes small picture

Net sales for North America/HME increased 2.3% on a sequential basis

ELYRIA, Ohio – Company officials at Invacare are looking for good news where they can find it. For the third quarter of 2017, it’s the sequential growth in net sales for North America/Home Medical Equipment.

Earnings reports: Inogen, Invacare


GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen reported total revenues of $69 million for the third quarter of 2017, up 26.8% from the same period last year.

Connected technology ramps up

CAIRE, Invacare join growing list of manufacturers that offer smarter oxygen concentrators

YARMOUTH, Maine – With so much on the line, HME providers can’t afford not to use connected technology with their oxygen concentrators, manufacturers say.

In brief: Home mods committee goes nationwide, Invacare CFO resigns


WATERLOO, Iowa – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services has expanded its Home Modification Accessibility Committee to include companies nationwide.

Invacare CFO resigns


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare CFO Robert Gudbranson will resign Nov. 26. Kathleen Leneghan, vice president and corporate controller, will serve as interim CFO while a search is underway for a new CFO.

Invacare looks to hire again


ELYRIA, Ohio – After a consent decree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration forced Invacare to reduce its workforce a number of times in the past few years, the company is ready to hire again.

Short takes: Invacare, Miller Prosthetics


Elyria, Ohio-based Invacare has launched its Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator with new connectivity. A connected POC, app and provider portal create a platform to improve asset utilization and control costs, the company says.

Short takes: BioScrip, Paragon Ventures, Stratice Healthcare, Invacare


BioScrip is now dispensing and administering Radicava, the first treatment option for ALS approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in more than 20 years…Paragon Ventures, a healthcare M&A firm, has launched

Urgency peaks for bid relief

In play: interim final rule, access survey, legislation

WASHINGTON – A sign-on letter that quickly collected 104 signatures last week buoyed spirits, but there’s still no clear indication of when the industry will see the release of an interim final rule related to the competitive bidding program.