Adult absorbent incontinence products

ActivStyle Takes Stand Against Low Reimbursement

With IlliniCare Health holding fast to its drastic cuts to reimbursement for incontinence supplies, ActivStyle has taken a hard a line. In November, the provider—the state’s largest provider of the supplies—announced it would no longer participate in the payer’s network, something it had done since 2011, says CEO Gayle Devin. “After fighting the fight, we made the decision that we can’t continue to operate at a loss here,” she said. “We labored long and hard over the decision, but if pulling out will help our cause (so be it).” IlliniCare, a Medicaid managed care payer, announced across-the-board cuts to DME and supplies of up to 50% in September 2017, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Concessions were made for other product categories, but not incontinence, despite evidence that providing the right products for patients saves money, says Devin. Read more.

Source: HME News, January 30, 2019

business buildings

ConvaTec Announces the Acquisition of Woodbury Holdings in the US

ConvaTec Group Plc (“ConvaTec”), a leading global medical products and technologies company, has agreed to acquire Woodbury Holdings (“Woodbury” or “The Company”), a US-based independent national distributor of incontinence and catheter-related supplies, from MTS Health Investors LLC for an enterprise value of $120.5 million.  Woodbury provides an extensive array of incontinence and catheter products, as well as nutritional, enteral feeding and vascular compression supplies. The Company has national distribution across the U.S., delivering directly to customers in the home environment.  With this acquisition ConvaTec Americas will create a new home distribution business unit for catheter and incontinence related products, encapsulating the U.S. distribution companies of 180 Medical, Symbius Medical, South Shore Medical Supply, Wilmington Medical Supply and Woodbury Health Products. Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, July 20, 2017

The Simon Foundation for Continence Announces Continence Central

continence central logoChicago, IL, January 22, 2013 –(PR.com)– The Simon Foundation for Continence announced today its launch of Continence Central (www.continencecentral.org) a unique new website to help the estimated 33 million Americans affected by incontinence that are looking for products and devices to better manage their loss of bladder and/or bowel control. The Simon Foundation for Continence has focused on creating an exceptional tool for people with incontinence, their families, and caregivers. Continence Central provides information on a wide range of products while not endorsing any product or brand name.

Continue reading