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In brief: POCs on the rise, therapeutic shoe bill introduced


BOSTON – HME providers will continue to increase adoption of portable oxygen concentrators, to the tune of about 30% over the next 12 months, according to a 2Q 2018 survey on oxygen and sleep trends from Needham & Co.

Senate bill would increase access to therapeutic shoes


WASHINGTON – Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, have introduced a bill that would allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify diabetes patients’ need for therapeutic shoes.

Softgait makes it easy to add new business


FLETCHER, N.C. – A new tool that connects DME providers with a nationwide network of certified shoe fitters aims to help providers kick-start a therapeutic shoe business without having to incur a lot of expense, says Marcus Suess.

Diabetes opens door to new referral sources


With its myriad co-morbidities, diabetes is a market that can offer HME providers access to a referral source stream they never considered before.

DJO Global buys Dr. Comfort for $254M


SAN DIEGO – DJO Global announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Dr. Comfort, for $254.6 million in cash.

Company officials expect the transaction to close in the next 30 to 45 days.

Bright ideas on horizon at annual show


GLENDALE, Ariz. - The typical women's health provider nowadays is a savvy businesswoman committed to her patients and her business. It's a balancing act that this year's "Focus on the Future Conference and Tradeshow" seeks to help them maintain.