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New bill provides relief to rural areas

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05/16/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill that would preserve access to durable medical equipment, particularly in rural areas, was introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives.

COPD initiative shows reduction in readmissions, costs

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05/15/2019

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – A collaboration between Philips and healthcare providers resulted in an 80% reduction in acute readmissions for COPD patients and saved $1.3 million, the company shared at ATS 2019 this month.

Inogen hits bumps

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05/10/2019

GOLETA, Calif. – In the face of a self-described tough first quarter, Inogen plans to relax its intake criteria for its rental business and slow down hiring for its direct-to-consumer business.

Bill marries respiratory therapy, telehealth to improve care

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05/10/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would elevate the role of registered respiratory therapists—a recognition that is “long overdue,” says the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Invacare stands by respiratory

‘There are some real product categories in there that we know we do well with and that I still think we can be a leader with’
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05/10/2019

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare’s respiratory product sales took a hit in the first quarter of 2019—a $7.7 million or 34.9% decrease compared to the same period last year.

Rae raises profile of HME at NSBA

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05/10/2019

SALISBURY, N.C. – When it comes to advocating for HME issues on Capital Hill, Craig Rae, owner of Penrod Medical Equipment, doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk.

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HME NewsPoll June 2019

MCOs in West Virginia and Iowa recently announced that they would be exiting the Medicaid managed care programs in those states.