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Great Elm shows improvement


WALTHAM, Mass. – Great Elm Capital Group has reported first quarter revenue for DME grew 10.4% year over year and 5% sequentially, results that show the company’s ability to grow despite the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials say.

CMS announces new AAP loan payment terms


WASHINGTON – CMS announced on Oct. 8 new terms for payments issued under the Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) Program.

DME owner pleads guilty in latest brace fraud case


SAVANNAH, Ga. – Patrick Wolfe, operator of Wilmington Island Medical in Georgia, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy for his role in a scheme in which he paid kickbacks in return for leads for DME like orthotic braces and then billed Medicare Part B for the items.

Stander, TrustCare ink distributor deal


LOGAN, Utah – Stander Inc. will serve as the exclusive North American distributor of TrustCare AB, a Swedish manufacturer of rollators and ancillary products.

Invacare re-allocates spending to drive new product sales


ELYRIA, Ohio – Now that it has a more robust pipeline in place, Invacare needs to more effectively commercialize its new products, says Matthew Monaghan.

Providers watch for changes at Drive DeVilbiss


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – HME providers say they’re keeping an eye on Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, now that it has been reported the company is $600 million in debt.

Carolina’s HME launches breast pump division


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment, Inc., has launched a new division, CHMEI BreastPumps.

Southwest Medical Aid shows off new warehouse


TUCSON, Ariz. – Southwest Medical Aid, a nonprofit that provides DME to low-income residents, held a grand opening ceremony for its new warehouse on Aug. 28, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

Dynarex expands DME offerings


ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – Dynarex has added several new products to its line of durable medical equipment, including two new wheelchairs, and an elongated raised toilet seat. It also has in stock its line of homecare bariatric beds.

‘Significant’ rate cuts force Miller’s to drop certain DME


AKRON, Ohio – Miller’s will no longer provide some basic DME, including walkers, crutches, canes, hospital beds, commodes and bath benches, effective July 1, it has notified customers.