Also Noted

Philips says its Trilogy 100 saves big money

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04/21/2017

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips says its new Trilogy 100 non-invasive ventilator can reduce hospital readmissions for COPD patients, compared to patients not using NIV or using less advanced NIV therapy, following discharge.

VGM: Take impact survey

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04/21/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group is asking HME providers who haven’t already done so to take its Supplier Impact Survey.

Short takes: BOC appoints new board members

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04/21/2017

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has named Margy Imlay and Richard Todd to its board of directors. Imlay is owner and president of Just Like a Woman, a women’s health boutique in Portland, Oregon.

Legal action: Apria Healthcare, Lincare

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04/20/2017

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – A man from Santa Ana, Calif., has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apria Healthcare for allegedly contacting him without his permission regarding money he allegedly owed the provider. Frank Gutierrez filed a complaint on April 3 in the U.S.

Many sleep apps lacking in basic information

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04/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – Apps for sleep may not be going far enough to help users understand the importance of a good night’s sleep, researchers say.

Rotech Healthcare buys Griffin Home Health Care

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04/19/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare has bought Griffin Home Health Care, which has locations in Charlotte, Concord and Gastonia, N.C. Bill Griffin opened Griffin Home Health Care in 1983.

DME MACs move custom items to set allowables

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04/19/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Custom cushions and backs—codes E2609 and E2617—now have set allowables in jurisdictions B and C, VGM Group reports. Previously, the custom items were individually priced and were averaging about 70% of MSRP/supplier price.

GAO studies challenges, opportunities surrounding remote patient monitoring

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04/19/2017

WASHINGTON – Concerns over payment and coverage restrictions are barriers to healthcare providers and patients using telehealth and remote patient monitoring to improve quality of care, according to a new study from t

Thelma Prial passes away

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04/18/2017

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. – The wife of Sheldon Prial, a long-time advocate of the HME industry, passed away on April 17. Thelma Prial is survived by her husband of 67 years, and her children and grandchildren.

Numotion buys Horn’s

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04/18/2017

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has acquired Horn’s Medical Supply in Athens, Texas, the company announced April 14. The acquisition allows Numotion to better serve customers in eastern Texas, it says.

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