Lincare Announces Contract with FedMed National Provider Network
–With MRB Acquisition Corp, a subsidiary of Lincare that provides Portable Oxygen Concentrators and Power Wheelchairs for Medicare Beneficiaries.
Open-Aire offers traditional oxygen users the opportunity to experience the freedom of lightweight portable oxygen concentrators without the hassles of tanks. Open-Aire portable oxygen concentrators are accepted by the FAA on all commercial domestic airlines and considered a safer, more convenient alternative. Portable models that are available today include units that are less than five pounds and can offer as much as 6 hours on an average liter flow of 2 LPM. Open-Aire Mobility Division serves customers at risk of falling and in need of power wheelchairs including standard, travel and bariatric models. Transportable power wheelchairs when dissembled can weigh as little as 34 pounds and the heavy duty chairs offer weight capacity up to 450 pounds.
Open-Aire and Open-Aire Mobility Division are committed to providing top-quality equipment from leading manufacturers and top-notch service that gives customers confidence that their mobility needs will be met. Portable Oxygen Concentrators and Power Wheelchairs require a valid prescription from a physician. Open-Aire and Open-Aire Mobility will work with the physicians to process the paperwork and with Medicare and other payors to submit the claims on behalf of patients.
FedMed, based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has a preferred provider network that includes more than 550,000 physicians, 4,000 hospitals and 60,000 ancillary care providers nationwide. More than 40 million people have access to FedMed's preferred provider network.
About Lincare Inc
Lincare is the nation’s largest provider of oxygen and other respiratory home services. Lincare professionals improve patient compliance with physicians' prescribed therapies, resulting in a better quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Lincare, long known as the leader in respiratory care, also provides a variety of healthcare services, some of which include: home infusion, enteral therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, and INR testing and compliance. Lincare’s focus is to consistently provide superior care for patients in their homes.
With over 1,000 locations, the company is able to service patients across the 48 contiguous states. The company is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida and has over 10,000 employees. In 2012, Lincare was acquired by Linde AG, a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information about Lincare, visitwww.Lincare.com.
FedMed is a National Provider Network and Healthcare Financial Services Organization. FedMed has developed innovative programs and services for the healthcare provider community in conjunction with large payors of healthcare services. FedMed's objective is to provide significant measurable benefits to providers not available from other provider networks and managed care organizations. Traditional networks and payors are eager to negotiate and take discounts, but less than eager to pay on time and quantify the value of their contracts. FedMed's programs have been created to specifically address these challenges. For more information about FedMed, visit www.fedmedinc.com.