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MP TotalCare acquires Express-Med

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06/30/2002

TAMPA, Fla. -  MP TotalCare acquired Express-Med in a private deal that closed June 17, combining one of the nation's largest independent providers of respiratory medications with one of the largest providers of diabetes, incontinence and ostomy supplies.

Competitive bidding

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06/30/2002

A Florida winner speaks his mind

July NewsPoll

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06/30/2002

Are legislative and regulatory priorities on state and national issues the same for national providers of home medical equipment as for smaller, independent providers?
 

Compliance

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06/30/2002

Med Diversified runs afoul of stock exchange
ANDOVER, Mass. - Med Diversified, the high-flying Internet company that's trying to remake itself as a one-stop shop homecare provider, is in hot water with the American Stock Exchange (AMEX).

Legislative

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06/30/2002

WASHINGTON - The OIG is recommending that CMS drop its semi-annual maintenance payment for capped rental equipment and pay only for repairs when needed, according to a June report.

House committees approve comp. bidding

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06/30/2002

WASHINGTON - Two key House committees passed versions of a Medicare reform bill last month that included competitive bidding for durable medical equipment. It's now all but certain that competitive bidding will be in the bill that the U.S.

Rehab industry joins fight against comp. bidding

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06/30/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - With competitive bidding gaining momentum nationally, various rehab organizations are joining the fight to keep the project from spreading.

Software

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06/30/2002

ARLINGTON, Texas - Each of the five years Erik Strader and his business partner, Ray Bockover, spent shopping around for management software for their rehab company, Integrated Rehabilitation Systems, they say they came up short.

Sunrise Medical relocates distribution center, Jay

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06/30/2002

LONGMONT, Colo. - Sunrise Medical is moving one of its three distribution centers from Atlanta to Memphis, effective July 22 and relocating its seating and positioning products manufacturing from here to facilities in Fresno, Calif. and Tijuana.

Retail: It's there for the taking

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06/30/2002

LOS ANGELES - When it comes to selling retail home medical equipment, consultant Jack Evans has an amusing and illuminating story.

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