HME NEWS
HME News


  • Inconsistencies in bid program
    11/17/2017
    HME News Staff

    BALTIMORE – CMS did not always follow its own procedures and federal requirements for awarding competitive bidding contracts consistently, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

    CMS did not follow the bid process consistently for 23 of 215 winning suppliers,...

  • Trump to nominate ‘star’ to lead HHS
    11/14/2017
    HME News Staff

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will nominate former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to the top post at the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

    Trump tweeted on Monday: “He will be a star for better healthcare and lower...

  • Mail-order market for diabetes on precipice of disaster
    As Arriva prepares to close, stakeholders expect increased pressure on an already shaky infrastructure
    11/10/2017
    Theresa Flaherty

    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – With Arriva Medical, the largest mail-order supplier of diabetes testing supplies, closing its doors at the end of the year, industry stakeholders predict chaos.

    Arriva serviced 450,000 Medicare...

  • Invacare emphasizes small picture
    Net sales for North America/HME increased 2.3% on a sequential basis
    11/10/2017
    Liz Beaulieu

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Company officials at Invacare are looking for good news where they can find it. For the third quarter of 2017, it’s the sequential growth in net sales for North America/Home Medical Equipment.

    Invacare...

  • Inogen’s streak continues
    Company also addresses connected technology trend
    11/10/2017
    Liz Beaulieu

    GOLETA, Calif. – Despite headwinds from a new CRM system, Inogen’s direct-to-consumer channel still recorded an impressive 43.5% increase in sales for the third quarter of 2017.

    “There has been a learning curve and in spite of that, productivity in Q3...