May 16, 2016 (Atlanta) – InHome Medical Solutions announces it has hired Scott Cooper as Director of Business Operations for the wholesale medical products distribution company serving home health and hospice providers. InHome is the non-acute division of parent company ASP Global.
Previously a project manager with McKesson Medical-Surgical, Cooper will oversee all of InHome Medical’s operations including accounts payable, accounts receivable, warehouse operations, customer service and vendor relations.
“Scott’s extensive experience of more than 18 years in medical supply management, procurement, distribution, data integrity and operations adds significantly to InHome Medical’s capability to manage new growth and deliver high value to our hospice and home care customers,” said InHome CEO Todd LaVelle.
“InHome Medical Solutions was founded on two simple principles, support our employees and exceed our customers’ expectations every day. We are confident in Scott’s ability to effectively lead our operations as healthcare trends toward decentralized care environments and more hospice and home care customers realize the value-based advantage of our patient home delivery model.”
According to the Congressional Budget Office, Medicare hospice and home health reimbursement is expected to reach $53 billion in 2020, a more than 60 percent increase over 2011 levels.
“Bulk deliveries of products such as incontinence, urological, advanced wound care and other skilled nursing products in hospice and home health settings require management of cumbersome inventory and last mile distribution needs in order for products to reach the point of care,” Cooper said. “In most cases, highly skilled nurses serve as pickup and delivery drivers for those products acquiring them at a centrally located warehouse and then transporting them to the point of care. We seek to change that across hospice and home care settings nationwide.”
Patient home delivery through InHome Medical enables its hospice and home care customers’ nurses to order specifically for each patient and receive them in the patient’s home or assisted living center. This eliminates resources needed for inventory management and allows them to be redistributed to care delivery.