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Philips settles allegations of induced referrals 

September 26, 2022HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – Philips RS North America, formerly known as Respironics, has agreed to pay $1.28 million to settle allegations that it unlawfully induced referrals for its equipment in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, the Department of Justice has announced.  The government specifically alleged that, between December 2015 and December 2016, Respironics helped a DME supplier procure a twelve-month, interest-free loan that was fully guaranteed by Respironics....

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Philips issues voluntary recall of certain masks

September 7, 2022HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – Philips Respironics is alerting users of certain CPAP or Bi-Level PAP therapy masks with magnetic headgear clips or straps that these devices should not be used by or near patients and their household members, caregivers and bed partners who have metallic implanted devices or metallic objects (such as metallic splinters) in the body.   The magnetic headgear clips are used to attach the headgear straps to the masks, a commonly used method in sleep therapy devices.  This...

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Philips reaches settlement with DOJ

August 31, 2022HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Philips has agreed to pay about $4.2 million to settle an alleged violation of the military airworthiness recertification of one of its products. The settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice relates to the sale of certain portable patient monitors to the U.S. military, specifically the IntelliVue MP2 Mobile Patient Monitor, which has since been discontinued. After receiving initial airworthiness and safe-to-fly certifications for the MP2 from the U.S. Army in 2008 and the...

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FDA releases alert on Philips BiPAP machines

August 30, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting patients, caregivers and health care providers that Philips Respironics has recalled 386 affected bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines that may contain a plastic contaminated with a non-compatible material.  “If that plastic is in the device motor, it may release certain chemicals of concern called volatile organic compounds (VOCs),” the FDA stated. “The plastic may also cause the machine...

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In brief: CMS opens NCD, Philips transitions leadership, ACU-Serve makes buy

August 19, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has opened the National Coverage Determination for seat elevation systems used with power wheelchairs, but the agency is not reconsidering coverage for power standing systems at this time.  CMS said in May it would commit to re-opening the NCD, nearly two years after the ITEM Coalition submitted a formal request to reconsider the NCD for mobility assistive equipment to include coverage for these systems.   “Now is the time for Medicare – the largest...

ACU-Serve, Bedard Medical, CQRC, ECS Billing North, NCPA, Philips, Quipt, seat elevation


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Jakobs to take reins at Philips

August 16, 2022HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Roy Jakobs is expected to take the helm at Philips, succeeding Frans van Houten as CEO.  Van Houten is nearing the end of his third term as CEO.  "It has been both a privilege and a pleasure to lead the transformation of Philips, over the past 12 years, into one of the largest health technology companies in the world, bringing innovative solutions to help our customers deliver on the Quadruple Aim of better health outcomes, higher healthcare productivity and much...

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Philips ‘recovery subject to consent decree’ 

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Philips ‘recovery subject to consent decree’ 

July 29, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

AMSTERDAM – Philips has established a “recovery trajectory” for its sleep and respiratory care business, but discussions with the U.S. Department of Justice on a proposed consent decree to resolve identified issues could impact the company’s plans. The company’s trajectory includes an estimated EUR 600 million in sales of Respironics sleep systems by 2025, up from an expected EUR 200 million in 2022 and more in line with the EUR 700 million in 2019, pre-recall.  “This...

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Philips reports declines

July 25, 2022HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Comparable sales for the Connected Care business at Philips decreased 13% in the second quarter of 2022, mainly due to the consequences of a major recall and supply chain headwinds.  The company says it is making progress on the recall, producing more than 3 million replacement devices and repair kits to date.  “Philips Respironics aims to further increase capacity and complete around 90% of the production and shipments to customers in 2022,” the company...

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In brief: Home ventilation’s benefits, California’s win, EZ-Access' expansion

July 8, 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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Philips joins climate change initiative

July 6, 2022HME News Staff

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Philips has joined an initiative created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the White House, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change. The company has extended its actions to combat climate change to its supply chain, aiming to have at least 50% of its suppliers committing to science-based targets for CO₂ emission reduction by 2025. “A healthy environment is vital for healthy human lives, making this a critical...

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