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  • ConvaTec adds distribution business
    07/21/2017
    HME News Staff

    READING, United Kingdom – ConvaTec, a global medical products company, has agreed to pay nearly $121 million for Woodbury Holdings, a distributor of incontinence and catheter supplies.

    The Floral Park, N.Y.-based Woodbury offers a portfolio of more than 500 incontinence and 650 catheter products, and...

  • States move to single-source more and more DME
    ‘They’re commoditizing this portion of health care, and it’s scary to think about how far they’ll take it’
    07/21/2017
    Liz Beaulieu

    YARMOUTH, Maine – Distributors have been picking up Medicaid contracts for incontinence supplies in a number of states for years. Now the stakes have been raised.

    In Indiana, for...

  • Hearing drums up support for home infusion, diabetes bills
    07/21/2017
    Theresa Flaherty

    WASHINGTON – Bills related to home infusion and diabetes supplies were front and center during a hearing last week by the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health in the House of Representatives.

    At the July 20 hearing, lawmakers heard testimony on 11 bills, including a

  • ‘What shift?’ HME industry divided over role of young professionals
    07/21/2017
    Liz Beaulieu

    YARMOUTH, Maine – The VGM Group gave a nod to young professionals when it hosted a meet-up for the HME Young Professionals Group at the Heartland Conference in June, but it turns out the HME industry is still very much gray.

    The majority of the respondents...

  • Recently launched Upstep modernizes custom orthotics biz
    07/21/2017
    Theresa Flaherty

    NEW YORK – When a trio of siblings decided to launch a startup, Limor Katz’s nearly lifelong experience with foot pain led her and her two brothers to custom orthotics.

    “I was in terrible pain—every day I would have to come home and rest my feet,”...