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Bill seeks improvements to vent category

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07/15/2016

WASHINGTON – A bill that would create medical necessity standards and boost payments for ventilators was introduced in the Senate July 14.

Vent bill drops in Senate

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07/14/2016

WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to preserve access to ventilators for Medicare beneficiaries was introduced in the Senate today.

ResMed connects vents to the cloud

‘It’s about time,’ says one HME provider
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05/20/2016

SAN DIEGO – With Medicare stepping up scrutiny for vents, ResMed believes it has a way to keep them a viable business for HME providers.

MACs remove ‘imminent death’ requirement for vents

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05/13/2016

WASHINGTON – Recent guidance from the DME MACs on coverage criteria for ventilators is a move in the right direction, say industry stakeholders.

Stakeholders draft legislation to fight vent changes

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02/26/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS needs to dial back the wholesale changes it has made to ventilators with little input from the industry, stakeholders say.

CMS steamrolls ahead with vent overhaul

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11/20/2015

BALTIMORE – Despite widespread opposition, CMS will replace five codes for ventilators with two, and reduce reimbursement significantly, says AAHomecare.

Home care, vents advance in tandem

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07/27/2015

With all the hullabaloo these days surrounding ventilators, it’s a good time to look at how far the technology has come in the past 25 years, says Dr. Roy Maynard, medical director for Roseville, Minn.-based Pediatric Home Service. 

Stakeholders ‘push back’ on vent changes

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06/12/2015

BALTIMORE – CMS’s plan to overhaul vent codes has industry stakeholders saying, “Slow down.”

Philips Respironics to develop vent for gov’t

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09/23/2014

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics has snagged a three-year, $13.8 million contract to develop a next-generation portable ventilator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).