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Sleep apnea sufferers downplay treatment, Philips survey finds

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03/03/2020

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Thirty percent of people with sleep apnea somewhat or completely agree that they don’t think it’s necessary to be treated for sleep apnea, according to a

Connectivity 'elevates" home oxygen therapy

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01/06/2020

Oxygen therapy has always been the lifeblood of the HME respiratory provider’s business as companies offer a range of therapies, modalities and services to their patients.

Philips connects care for Humana

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12/10/2019

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips is collaborating with Humana to improve care and health outcomes for select high-risk Medicare Advantage members. Humana has implemented two programs that leverage Philips’ medical alert services and remote member monitoring solutions.

Philips launches CPAP alternative

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09/18/2019

AMSTERDAM – Philips has commercially launched NightBalance, a mask-free CPAP alternative for patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea. People with positional OSA experience higher breathing disturbances while sleeping on their backs as opposed to their sides.

In brief: RAC audits test strips, Medicare overpays for PSG

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06/21/2019

WASHINGTON – Performant, the national RAC for DME, received approval from CMS on June 14 to audit blood glucose test strips (A4253) nationwide.

Philips sleep headband takes flight

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06/18/2019

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – The SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband from Royal Philips will be used in research funded by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), a virtual institute empowered by the NASA Human Research Program, for two studies evaluatin

Are POCs becoming modality of choice?

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05/31/2019

Driven by growing consumer demand, portable oxygen concentrators are becoming more mainstream in the HME industry.

COPD initiative shows reduction in readmissions, costs

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05/15/2019

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – A collaboration between Philips and healthcare providers resulted in an 80% reduction in acute readmissions for COPD patients and saved $1.3 million, the company shared at ATS 2019 this month.

In brief: PFQC launches consumer survey, NSM doubles down on Canada

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04/05/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care has launched a survey for Medicare beneficiaries and family caregivers to measure their experiences getting durable medical equipment and supplies.

Philips goes over the nose

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04/02/2019

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips has launched the DreamWisp, an over-the-nose nasal mask that allows patients with sleep apnea to sleep in any position.

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