The MED Group Expands MED Suppliers Network to add Ventilator Program

LUBBOCK, Texas, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The MED Group, a Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) Company, announces the creation of the Ventilator Program, a new addition to the MED Suppliers Network website.  This program was created to assist healthcare professionals in the coordination of care for complex respiratory patients needing ventilation products and services by identifying quality MED member providers to care for their patients.

The MED Suppliers Network was created in 2010 to drive awareness of MED members to healthcare professionals, consumers and caregivers while assisting them in identifying an independent Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider in their area to provide quality healthcare services in the home. The creation of the Ventilator Program is in direct response from needs expressed by case managers, discharge planners and payers seeking quality clinical respiratory providers to care for their ventilation patients.  The MED Suppliers Network now offers comprehensive information about Home Medical Equipment, including oxygen therapy, complex respiratory, mobility, and general homecare needs.  Also included on the website is a powerful tool to locate DME providers who are bid winners within the recently implemented Medical Competitive Bidding Program for Durable Medical Equipment.

Jeff Woodham, The MED Group Senior Vice President and General Manager stated, "With the continuing challenges our industry is facing, there is a great need to promote the quality products and services our Ventilator Program members provide to a wide range of case managers and other healthcare professionals.  The MED Suppliers Network website has received over 4 million hits this past year from consumers, caregivers, case managers and discharge planners looking for the highest quality HME/DME providers across the country.  This new program offers a great value to those healthcare professionals coordinating care for complex respiratory patients.  MED will continue to create value added programs to assist healthcare professionals, consumers, and caregivers in achieving the highest level of care to their patients." 

About The MED Group

The MED Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), is a Group Purchasing, Business Solutions and Network Management Organization that serves its Home Care Customers (Provider Members, Suppliers and Referral Sources) through a unique model that delivers value for each.

MED members are market-leading Home Medical Equipment (HME) Providers that consistently deliver quality patient care through clinical and business based best practices.  Through MED smart purchasing economic models, members make cost effective purchasing choices for products available through MED Business Partner agreements. MED also helps members improve efficiencies in education and training, reimbursement, accreditation, certification, technology and other operational areas – to help maintain their status as market leaders. MED's Network includes 490+ market leading HME providers that cover 1550+ locations.

The MED Group      
Wayne Grau ([email protected])                      
Vice President, Sales                          
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