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M&A market buzzes in lead up to gap period

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01/25/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – A flurry of M&A deals closed in the fourth quarter of 2018, making it one of the busiest quarters in the past several years, say analysts.

Reporter's notebook: 2018: Old foes and new markets

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01/24/2019

Sometimes it seems as if Amazon taking over the planet and the HME world is no exception, as evidenced by our list of the five most-read provider stories of 2018.

Providers cite frustration with CareCentrix

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12/21/2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – HME provider complaints with CareCentrix came to a head recently, when The MED Group reportedly cancelled its payer agreement with the company.

Paragon Ventures: 25 years of being ‘eyes and ears’ of providers

‘We are bullish and excited about the prospects on the near horizon’ says Marc Rose
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12/21/2018

NEWTOWN, Pa. – When Paragon Ventures launched in 1994, competitive bidding wasn’t even on the horizon. Today, it is the biggest driver of change in the HME industry.

Q&A " McDevitt: Technology enhances patient care

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12/20/2018

After several years of consulting HME providers, Anna McDevitt says it was serendipity that led her to switch sides.

Both companies had similar views in how they’d like to see technology make the delivery of post-acute care easier, she said.

ABC Plus makes bid to revive neb-med biz

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12/14/2018

FORT PAYNE, Ala. – An increase in hospital readmissions for COPD patients could open the door for HME providers to re-enter a nebulizer medication market that has been dominated by national providers, says Marcus Kruk.

Moneyline: Independence sells, Aeroflow buys again

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12/05/2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Independence HomeHealthWares has been acquired by Point Ventures.

LifeH2H puts all providers ‘on same page’

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11/30/2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. — LifeH2H has completed an acquisition and plans to launch a new product in 2019 to help other HME providers better position themselves to health systems.

Scholarly approach: Keys to financial stability

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11/30/2018

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Olivia Patton, chief compliance officer for Verus Healthcare, recently wrote a dissertation analyzing the financial stability of a Medicare respiratory contract supplier.

Q&A: Former CMS official thinks outside ‘black box’

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11/16/2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – Leslie Norwalk is a former CMS acting administrator, but these days, in her role on CareCentrix’s board of directors, she loves being closer to the provider side of things.

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