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Omhu brings 'excitement' to HME

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03/24/2011

NEW YORK - The stylish elements that draw consumers to products offered by IKEA and Apple will soon play a big part in home medical equipment, according to Susan Towers.

Is the end near for heat therapy?

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03/24/2011

CMS seems intent on "killing the code" for heat therapy units (E0217) by reducing reimbursement for the products to a pittance, says Scott Gammons, vice president of Adroit Medical Systems.

To the rescue: The Audit Team

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03/24/2011

What separates Canton, Ohio-based The Audit Team, a new group of consultants that helps home medical equipment providers prepare for, fight and win audits, from the rest of the pack? First-hand experience, they say.

Wireless platform saves providers a trip

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03/17/2011

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - VirtuOx plans to launch in April a wireless overnight oximetry platform that company officials say will save HME providers $50 to $75 per test by eliminating at least one trip to a patient's home.

DJO Global buys Dr. Comfort for $254M

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03/14/2011

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.

Product pricing: Increase in the cards?

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02/27/2011

With prices for commodities, fuel, transportation and just about everything else on the rise, providers should not be surprised if product prices increase later this year, say industry watchers.

From Bed Bath & Beyond to VGM

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02/27/2011

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group has hired a retail veteran with experience at Bed Bath & Beyond to help members rev up their cash sales.

Reporter's notebook: Deep Throat dishes bid advice to HME providers

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02/27/2011

A very good industry source recently told me something about competitive bidding that I'd never considered: Many winning providers arranged product pricing with manufacturers before submitting a bid. That makes perfect sense, right? If you know your pricing ahead of time, it's much easier to submit a bid you can live with. If you are in a Round 2 competitive bidding area, that's something to think about. Here are a few more things to consider, according to my source.

MED maximizes sleep biz

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02/27/2011

LUBBOCK, Texas - Darlene Weeks could not be happier with The MED Group's efforts to help members boost their sleep business.

Think you've got it bad, try consumer electronics

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02/27/2011

As tough as it is to make a buck in the HME industry these days, it could a lot worse, Drive Medical CEO Harvey Diamond told HME News TV recently.

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