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AAH to payers: Temporarily relax CPAP requirements 

May 31, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has developed a letter that providers can send to payers explaining the CPAP device shortage and asking them to temporarily relax compliance requirements. In the wake of supply chain challenges related to semiconductor chips, manufacturers have released products that don’t have wireless cell modem data tracking technology for recording patient compliance data. The letter asks payers to remove, for a limited period of time, any policy requiring patient compliance...

AAHomcare, CPAP, Patient compliance, Recall, supply chain challenges


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Lewis Gradon

Vendors

F&P’s Homecare group hangs on

May 27, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported steady revenue of $469.5 million for its Homecare product group for its financial year ended March 31, 2022, despite downward pressure from supply chain constraints and the COVID-19 pandemic that have reduced new patient diagnoses and set ups.  The company reported a 1% increase in revenue for the Homecare product group for 2022 compared to the prior year and a 3% increase for OSA masks, specifically.  “That’s...

CPAP, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Lewis Gradon, supply chain challenges


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Business Development

Sleep industry grapples with shortages

May 26, 2022John Andrews

While supply chain delays have been a major choke point for the U.S. economy over the past year, the recall of Philips Respironics’ flow generators and masks has compounded the obstruction in the sleep therapy market. The ensuing vacuum created by the recall caused a ripple effect throughout the marketplace, causing various suppliers to scramble for ways to cover the shortage.  At this point, suppliers are still frustrated by a hardscrabble supply line, but remain hopeful that product...

CPAP, CPAP recall, Philips Recall, Sleep Apnea, supply chain challenges


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Transportation delays persist, HIDA says

April 11, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Delays dropped from 37 to 27 days in December 2021, but transportation times are still 440% longer than they were before the pandemic, according to research released by the Health Industry Distributors Association.  Specifically, the volume of medical supply containers awaiting delivery has increased 13% in the last months, HIDA reports.  “The issue isn’t going away,” said Matthew J. Rowan, president and CEO. “Despite the end of the...

Health Industry Distributors Association, supply chain challenges, transportation times


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Eric Mongeau

Specialty Providers

Supply chain and recall: Aeroflow uses size to press narrative

April 1, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare has ramped up outreach efforts to make sure payers and lawmakers understand the impact of a global semiconductor chip shortage and a CPAP device recall on providers and patients.  “We wanted to take an independent stance and see what action we could drum up beyond what we’re already involved in with AAHomecare and VGM,” said Eric Mongeau, national director for Aeroflow Sleep. “This aligns perfectly with our responsibility...

Aeroflow Healthcare, CPAP recall, supply chain challenges


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Cherub Medical talks supply chain concerns

January 25, 2022HME News Staff

SHAWNEE, Kan. – Cherub Medical Supply hosted Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., on Jan. 24 to discuss the impact of supply chain challenges on its business and patients, according to a release from Davids and MAMES.  In addition to Sam Cress of Cherub Medical, Nick Hulsing of Reliable Medical Supplies and Rose Schafhauser of MAMES attended the meeting.  “As a small business caring for medically fragile children in Kansas City, we have faced many issues due to rising costs, semiconductor...

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