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Viemed releases third study on NIVH benefits

July 7, 2022HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare has published a third peer-reviewed study demonstrating the benefits of non-invasive ventilation at home.   Using 100% research identifiable fee-for-service Medicare claims from 2016 through 2020, researchers found that using NIVH to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure is associated with significant reductions in mortality, hospitalizations and total Medicare costs.  “In addition to...

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QIC sides with Viemed

May 17, 2022HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. – Medicare’s Qualified Independent Contractor found that 77% of certain claims for non-invasive ventilation submitted by Viemed Healthcare were, indeed, medically necessary.  The Office of Inspector General in May 2021 issued a report saying most of the Medicare claims submitted for non-invasive ventilation by the company under its original name, Sleep Management, did not comply with Medicare requirements, something the company pushed back on.  “The...

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Vizient expands into DME

May 16, 2022HME News Staff

IRVING, Texas – Vizient has expanded its Novaplus Enhanced Supply to include three new medical/surgical categories, including durable medical equipment, sterile inhalation water and non-invasive ventilation. Through Novaplus Enhanced Supply, Vizient provides supply assurance for participating members through increased inventory commitment from suppliers. “We are continually communicating with our members and contracted suppliers to prepare for and mitigate against potential supply disruptions,”...

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Viemed prioritizes diversification

March 11, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed’s sleep and respiratory businesses grew the fastest in 2021, but the company is focused on diversifying into other areas, says CEO Casey Hoyt.  The company has previously placed a lot of emphasis on hiring sales rales reps to grow its core sleep and respiratory businesses, which generated $29 million in net revenues for the fourth quarter, a company record.  “Our goal for 2022 will be to be laser focused on netting 20 new areas, as opposed...

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Viemed adds to evidence for NIVH

September 20, 2021HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. – Patients with COPD and CRF who were prescribed noninvasive ventilation at home had statistically significant reductions in risk of death (38.3%), hospitalizations (21.0%) and ED visits (42.9%) compared with similar patients not treated with NIVH, according to a new study from Viemed Healthcare. The study, which was published Sept. 15 in the online edition of The American Journal of Managed Care, also shows NIVH is associated with a one-year risk difference of 13% for mortality,...

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New white paper makes case for vents

July 25, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A work group of the AAHomecare HME/RT Council has published a white paper demonstrating the value of non-invasive ventilators.The paper also outlines the cost for suppliers to provide NIV, supplies and services to medically complex patients in the home, and features testimonials from two users.“As a group of dedicated professionals working everyday with patients who require non-invasive ventilation and clinical services to live at home with a good quality of life, we want to express...

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Viemed responds to bid program including vents

March 13, 2019HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. - Viemed Healthcare doesn't expect CMS's decision to include non-invasive ventilators in Round 2021 of national competitive bidding to affect its growth plans. “While our team continues to prepare for the inclusion of NIV in the competitive bidding process, we will be focused on delivery quality care to our expanding patient base under the program and expect to continue our rapid growth throughout the country,” said Casey Hoyt, CEO. “We feel this change will present...

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Viemed ready to 'add fuel' to growth plans

March 1, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAFAYETTE, La. - Oxygen and sleep therapy are high on the list of expansion plans for Viemed Healthcare, company executives said on a Feb. 28 earnings call.“Oxygen is something we've always had locally, but we didn't really scale it around the country because of the barriers that competitive bidding would represent,” said Todd Zehnder, COO. “Now we are looking at doing that around the country. Same with sleep apnea.”The company has worked diligently to lay that groundwork....

Home Respiratory Services, Non-invasive ventilation, Sleep Apnea, Viemed Healthcare


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Reliable Respiratory 'welcomes' new vent patients

October 10, 2018HME News Staff

NORWOOD, Mass. - Reliable Respiratory has acquired the ventilation business of New Bedford, Mass.-based Enos Home Medical.“Ventilator care is one of the most intensive and highest acuity lines of home care for patients,” said Eric Mongeau, vice president of sales and marketing at Reliable Respiratory in a press release. “We understand the complexities of caring for these patients, and take great pride in meeting their clinical and personal needs. We are pleased to welcome Enos'...

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In brief: Bill drops for custom breast forms, study highlights NIV

October 5, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill that would require Medicare to cover custom breast prostheses was introduced in the House of Representatives last week.The Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act, H.R. 6980, is co-sponsored by Rep. Rob Blum, R-Iowa, and Judy Chu, D-Calif.“I am proud to introduce this bipartisan bill with my colleague, Democrat Rep. Chu, to provide women with coverage of more options following a mastectomy,” said Blum in a press release. “As breast cancer rates continue to...

Custom Breast Forms, Essentially Women, FODAC, Invacare, Non-invasive ventilation, Viemed


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