The MED Group, a Managed Health Care Associates (MHA) company, Lubbock, Texas, has launched The MED Group National Orthotics and Prosthetics Network, a program designed to help O&P providers “with their purchasing power and business efficiencies,” according to a press release issued by The MED Group. The initial program rollout will focus on MED members.
Tim Pederson, formerly of WestMed Rehab, Rapid City, South Dakota, has joined The MED Group and will be leading the network’s development. He has been very active in the industry as a board member of AAHomecare, past chair of the Complex Rehab Mobility Council (CRMC), and past president of the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES).
“The changing reimbursement environment within the industry is creating the opportunity for more providers to expand into new business lines that further enhance their respective service offerings,” Jeff Woodham Sr., vice president and general manager of The MED Group, said. “Orthotics and prosthetics represents a significant opportunity and the development of the MED Orthotics & Prosthetics Network will help MED members enter into this new product category…. In addition, we are extremely confident that Tim’s knowledge and experience will serve as a tremendous resource for MED members….”