Also Noted

ResMed debuts Mobi

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01/09/2018

SAN FRANCISCO – ResMed has formally introduced its first portable oxygen concentrator to the market. The company says Mobi will be available to U.S. patients through their HME providers later this quarter, and it is pursuing clearance to sell in other countries in 2018.

Philips embeds telehealth services into solutions

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01/09/2018

AMSTERDAM and BOSTON – Royal Philips and American Well, a telehealth provider, have signed a new strategic partnership to jointly deliver virtual care solutions around the world.

Second CGM receives Medicare approval

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01/09/2018

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – The FreeStyle Libre System is the second continuous glucose monitoring system approved for Medicare coverage. The Abbott-manufactured system requires no user calibration, reading glucose levels via a sensor worn on the upper arm.

Option Care taps new CEO

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01/05/2018

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care has appointed John Rademacher as CEO, effective immediately, the company announced Jan. 4. Rademacher had been serving as the interim CEO and COO.

TwelveStone, VirtueRN tackle fragmented post-acute care market

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01/05/2018

CHAPIN, S.C. – TwelveStone Health Partners and VirtueRN have joined forces to develop a post-acute care technology platform to address the fragmented market for medical equipment and medication services.

HME Audit Key opens Jan. 15

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01/04/2018

WASHINGTON – The HME Audit Key opens its next data collection round on Jan. 15, and will switch to a twice-yearly format to allow more HME providers to participate,

MobilityWorks hits 72 locations

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01/03/2018

RICHFIELD, Ohio – MobilityWorks, a provider of wheelchair accessible vans, has acquired Concord, N.C.-based Accessibility Mobility Center.

Boas Surgical buys Wyoming Valley Prosthetics and Orthotics

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01/03/2018

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Boas Surgical, a provider of prosthetics and orthotics, has acquired Wyoming Valley Prosthetics and Orthotics in Swoyersville, according to The Morning Call.

Study: Hospitals can help diagnose sleep apnea

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01/03/2018

SAN DIEGO – A ResMed-funded study makes the case for hospitals screening patients for sleep apnea before they’re discharged to improve their chances of long-term survival.

Medical device tax goes back into effect

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01/02/2018

WASHINGTON – A 2.3% excise tax on medical device manufacturers went back into effect on Jan. 1 after a two-year hiatus, according to news reports. The tax initially went into effect in 2013 as a way to pay for expanded health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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