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VGM objects to bid program including vents, orthoses

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12/11/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – With the complex care required for vent patients and with few suppliers serving the market, it’s best to keep the product category out of Medicare’s competitive bidding program, VGM says.

Viemed shares take hit due to vent proposal?

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11/20/2018

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare on Nov. 19 commented on a “trading halt” of its shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

VGM provides talking points on vent proposal

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11/20/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has pulled together suggested talking points for providers who plan to comment on CMS’s proposal to include vents in its next round of competi

Company finds stolen HME for sale on eBay

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09/07/2018

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Citizens Memorial Healthcare has terminated an employee after he allegedly stole home medical equipment from the company and listed it for sale on eBay, according to the Bolivar Herald Free Press.

Viemed increases vent patient count by 35.3%

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08/14/2018

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare on Aug. 13 reported revenues of $15.5 million for the second quarter, a 42% increase compared to the same period last year and a 10% increase compared to the first quarter.

Aeroflow applauds vents decision

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05/22/2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare will be able to provide even more support for its patients now that North Carolina Medicaid reimburses for home non-invasive ventilators. “For years, N.C.

CMS adds templates for RADs, PAPs and vents

Of the three, RADs top the improper payment rate at 63%
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04/20/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS unveiled the first drafts of clinical templates for respiratory-related items at a Special Open Door Forum April 19.

In brief: Invacare reduces workforce, Gilligan replaces Diamond at Drive

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12/08/2017

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will reduce its workforce by about 110 employees to generate $8.5 million in pre-tax savings, the company announced Dec. 7.

Vent bill back in play

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12/05/2017

WASHINGTON – Three senators have introduced a bill that would, they say, establish a clear medical guideline for non-invasive ventilators, the VGM Group reports.

OIG details spike in vent billing

For E0464, Medicare paid 215,379 claims in 2015 vs. 2,258 claims in 2009, according to new report
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09/27/2016

WASHINGTON – Medicare paid 85 times more claims for noninvasive ventilators in 2015 than it did in 2009, says a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

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