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Sizewise to provide CareCentrix with medical equipment for homecare

12/7/2010
December 7, 2010 -- Kansas City, Mo.-- Sizewise, a growing and diversified ACHC accredited medical equipment manufacturer, today announced that it has signed a contract with CareCentrix, the nation’s leading provider of home health benefits management services.   The company will provide CareCentrix and its network of more than 5,000 home healthcare agencies with a diverse range of homecare products and services.

“CareCentrix is dedicated to coordinating high-quality and comprehensive medical care in the home on behalf of millions of people. Sizewize expands our existing network, enabling CareCentrix to continually increase our medical equipment offerings to ensure patients are receiving the devices and services they need as quickly and cost-effectively as possible,” said Wayde Tharp, director of HME Network Services for CareCentrix. 

“The agreement with CareCentrix will allow Sizewise to work with a number of national and regional insurance providers, effectively providing the opportunity to service millions of potential patients,” said John Dopita, director of Homecare for Sizewise.

This agreement is another milestone for the Sizewise Homecare Division.  It recently was awarded CMS grants in each city of application for a National Competitive Bidding Project. 

About CareCentrix
Founded in 1996, CareCentrix manages home nursing, infusion and medical equipment services for more than 20 million people across the country through a network of 5,000 credentialed homecare providers. The company provides health care plans and providers with a one-stop solution that coordinates care for patients in the home including skilled nursing services, durable medical equipment and home infusion drug therapies. CareCentrix recently expanded its services with the development of a new program that will help payers and providers reduce the rising rate of hospital readmissions.  CareCentrix is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, and has operations in Melville, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; Tampa, Florida; and Albuquerque, New Mexico with a new regional care center that opened in Overland Park, Kansas this year.  For more information about CareCentrix visit www.carecentrix.com.

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Sizewise, a privately held company, manufactures medical equipment ranging from hospital bed frames and therapeutic mattresses to wheelchairs and other devices that assist in the healing of patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities or at home. Sizewise serves the needs of all patient populations including geriatric, bariatric and pediatric as well as providing specialized mattresses to injured soldiers coming home to VA hospitals. The company began its 20-year history specializing in bariatric medical equipment and has experienced growth alongside the obesity epidemic in America, but now also serves standard patient populations as well in the U.S. and internationally.

Sizewise, with nearly 1,000 employees, has more than 70 distribution locations across the United States with a growing presence in Europe and Canada. With four manufacturing facilities, Sizewise products are designed and built in the United States. For more information, visit www.sizewise.net or find us on Facebook.