HME News

  • Ki Mobility expands custom seating business
    HME News Staff

    STEVENS POINT, Wis., and BURNET, Texas – Ki Mobility has acquired the custom seating business of Stealth Products, the two companies announced Jan. 17.

    The deal follows an outcry from customers over Stealth Products’ decision in late 2017 to discontinue its custom seating business, according...

  • Philips NA gets new leader
    HME News Staff

    AMSTERDAM, the NETHERLANDS – Vitor Rocha, who previously led Philips’ global ultrasound business, has succeeded Brent Shafer as CEO of Philips North America, the company announced this week.

    Rocha is now part of Philips’ executive committee and reports to Philips CEO Frans van Houten.

    “Vitor’s health...

  • AAH investigates illegal online sales
    ‘Nobody asked for us for a prescription, and it wasn’t a mistake or accident’
    Theresa Flaherty

    WASHINGTON – The sale of medical devices over the Internet without a required prescription is nothing new, but with the possibility of Amazon getting into the HME market in a bigger

  • Baird reviews ins and outs of subcontracting
    Liz Beaulieu

    Editor’s note: In last week’s HME Newswire, we ran the story, “Subcontracting exacerbates problems with bid program.” This is a follow-up.
    AMARILLO, Texas – Healthcare attorney Jeff Baird says no provider likes subcontracting agreements; nevertheless, there are a large number of them out there.

  • Prior authorizations for mobility devices spreads to South Dakota
    Liz Beaulieu

    PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota has joined the prior authorization bandwagon, but there’s a wrinkle.

    On Jan. 1, South Dakota’s Medicaid program began requiring prior authorizations for most mobility devices, as is the case for Medicaid programs in most states and for Medicare in a number...