GF Health Products, Inc. (Graham-Field) announced an expansion of its offering of Sub-Acute Care and Extended Care Beds. Manufactured in the United States at the Basic American Bed facility in Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin, the new beds take advantage of Graham-Field’s manufacturing resources to include computer-controlled laser welding, robotic assembly and an upgraded automated coating line.
IRVINE, California—Masimo announced that Masimo Opioid Halo, an opioid overdose prevention and alert system, has been granted a De Novo by the FDA, making it the first and only FDA-cleared monitoring solution for detecting opioid-induced respiratory depression, the leading cause of death from opioid overdose. With the De Novo, Masimo also becomes the first winner of an FDA Opioid Innovation Challenge to have an authorized solution designed to help solve the U.S. opioid crisis.
DALLAS—A light mobility deice that works as both a wheelchair and rollator took the top award in a close vote at Medtrade's New Product Pavilion on March 30.
WHITMORE LAKE, Michigan—Trace Medical, the national leader in advanced respiratory rentals and biomedical services based in Whitmore Lake, Michigan and Van G. Miller & Associates (VGM) based in Waterloo, Iowa, have executed an exclusive program agreement to provide advanced respiratory rentals and biomedical services to the entire VGM membership of 3,000 home medical equipment (HME) providers with nearly 7,000 locations.
OLD FORGE, Pennsylvania—Golden Technologies announced it launched two new lightweight foldable power wheelchairs, further expanding its current line of mobility products. Golden Technologies' new products include the GP301 Stride aluminum folding power wheelchair and the GP302 Cricket carbon fiber folding power wheelchair.
OLD FORGE, Pennsylvania—Golden Technologies announced it will showcase new products in both the power lift recliner and mobility divisions at Medtrade, the home medical equipment industry’s largest trade show, in Dallas, Texas, on March 29 and 30. The introduction of new technology and comfort features at the show will help retailers discover new ways to drive cash sales with profit-producing products.
DALLAS—One of the highlights each year at Medtrade is the New Product Pavilion, which HomeCare sponsors.
SARASOTA, Florida – Beyond HME, a patient outreach specialist that provides support in CPAP resupply, compliance, consulting and other disease states, announced a new partnership with S3. This comes on the heels of Beyond HME's recent collaboration with ACU-Serve, an end-to-end revenue cycle management company. The new partnership will integrate S3's Resupply SaaS platform to provide a complete resupply solution.
RICHMOND, Virginia—McKesson Medical-Surgical Government Solutions LLC, a Richmond, Virginia-based leading distributor of medical supplies and health care solutions, announced it has been awarded a five-year U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) 65 II A, medical equipment and supplies, contract.
ATLANTA—LifeQ, the company that uses globally-recognized watch brands to gather personalized, clinical-grade data, announced it can detect as many as 40 sleep and cardiovascular disorders with smartwatches and other wearable devices, with an anticipated 100 diseases and disorders within the next two years—revolutionizing health care and improving consumers’ lives. LifeQ co-founders Laurence (Laurie) Olivier, CEO, and Franco du Preez, chief science officer, made the announcement.
With the continuing education needed for assistive technology professionals (ATPs), Quantum Rehab Clinical Sales Manager Alex Chesney is preparing to teach a multi-part mobility-related course at this year's Medtrade in Dallas.
Sunset Healthcare Solutions announced it will build upon its founding tenet and sustained efforts to support and advocate for durable medical equipment (DMEs) through its new partnership with VGM.
Durable medical equipment (DME) Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) published updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the new Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment Local Coverage Determination (LCD) in early February.
MANCHESTER, Tennessee—Repair Authority announced today that it has acquired Pitcock Biomedical, a Manchester, Tennessee-based home medical equipment (HME) repair provider. This deal expands Repair Authority’s ability to provide repair services of stationary and portable oxygen concentrators, CPAPs, ventilators, home fill devices and other respiratory equipment in the Southeast U.S. and beyond.
RALEIGH, North Carolina—United States Attorney Michael Easley announced that Joint Active Systems, Inc. (JAS), a manufacturer of range-of-motion devices located in Effingham, Illinois, has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle civil claims under the federal and North Carolina False Claims Acts concerning allegations that JAS caused submission of false claims to the North Carolina Medicaid program for certain durable medical equipment (DME).
ORANGEBURG, New York—Durable medical equipment company Dynarex Corporation has announced Bari+Max, a new line of bariatric products.
According to the company, Bari+Max encompasses a robust selection of heavy-duty products featuring weight capacities of up to 1000 pounds. The line spans mobility, bathroom safety, long term care beds, home care beds, patient lifts and slings, and more.
WASHINGTON—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added 10 HCPCS codes to the list of those that require face-to-face encounter and a written order, bringing the total up to 63 codes, according to VGM Government Relations.
The new codes, all for back, knee and ankle or foot braces, are:
LOS ANGELES—The founders of Clear Health Advisors, Byrdie Lifson Pompan and Valerie Ulene, have launched Boom Home Medical, a company with a mission to radically reinvent home medical products with beautifully designed, highly functional and easy-to-use products that empower people to care for themselves with dignity.