In brief: DME MACs form task force, Respironics takes flight
BALTIMORE – The four DME MACs have formed an education task force to help reduce common documentation errors, CMS announced last week. The CERT Education Task Force will hold an “Ask-the-Contractor Teleconference” from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST on Jan. 13 to introduce providers to the new initiative. “The task force has identified common national errors and has developed consistent educational messages that will be used by all four DME MAC jurisdictions in support of reducing errors,” the announcement states. Register for the teleconference at http://www.eventsvc.com/palmettogba/011310. Registration closes on Jan. 12 or when available space has been filled.
Trilogy100 by Philips Respironics: Cleared for take off
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – The Trilogy100, a portable homecare ventilator manufactured by Philips Respironics, has been certified for use by patients traveling aboard commercial airlines taking off or landing within the United States. Patients traveling with the Trilogy100 may be required by their airlines to produce certification and to comply with other requirements for traveling with medical devices. An electronic version of the Trilogy100 certification is available at www.philips.com/trilogy100.
Nonin Medical, CareFusion expand partnership
MINNEAPOLIS – Nonin Medical has expanded its partnership with CareFusion to include distribution of its branded noninvasive monitoring products in the United States. Per the agreement, CareFusion will distribute Nonin Medical’s pulse oximetry, capnography and sensor products solutions to long-term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and DME partners. Nonin Medical and CareFusion’s partnership already includes the integration of Nonin Medical’s PureSat pulse oximetry technology into a number of CareFusion’s respiratory products.