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In brief: Noridian named new SMRC contractor, Bachenheimer opens DC office for Brown & Fortunato

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03/23/2018

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Healthcare Solutions has been awarded a $227 million Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) contract by CMS. The primary role of the SMRC is to conduct nationwide medical review of Part A, Part B and DME providers as directed by CMS.

Permobil increases prices

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03/22/2018

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil will implement a 3% price increase on all seating and positioning products, excluding OBSS/NUTEC products, on April 2.

In brief: AAH pulls out all the stops; Cigna, Express Scripts plan merger

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03/09/2018

WASHINGTON – With it “increasingly possible” that a competitive bidding-related interim final rule may never be finalized by the Office of Management and Budget, AAHomecare is stepping on the gas on H.R. 4229.

Permobil launches consumer app

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03/06/2018

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has launched the My Permobil consumer app as part of its Permobil Connect platform. The free app provides enhanced performance and usage data to help consumers get the most out of their connected wheelchairs.

In brief: Senate Finance Committee approves Azar, AASM recruits providers and patients

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01/19/2018

WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee has approved the nomination of Alex Azar as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by a 15-12 margin. The vote was split along party lines, with Democratic Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., joining Republicans.

Permobil further expands custom seating biz

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01/11/2018

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil will acquire the business assets of OBSS and NUTEC, Ottobock’s custom seating businesses, it announced Jan. 10.

In brief: Coloplast buys another provider, Medline triples footprint

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12/29/2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Coloplast, which has its U.S. headquarters here but is based in Denmark, announced this month that it has acquired SAS Lilial for a cash consideration of EUR 35.5m or DKK 264m.

Permobil improves position

‘Our goal is to have the most comprehensive seating and positioning portfolio possible’
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10/20/2017

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil announced this month that it had acquired Bozeman, Mont.-based Comfort Company, doubling up on its previous acquisition of The ROHO Group, and adding entirely new products and new sales channels.

In brief: Access survey slams bid program, CMS withdraws O&P rule

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10/13/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 60% of case managers report an increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who have developed medical complications, received emergency care or were readmitted to a hospital due to issues related to obtaining proper and/or timely access to DME,

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