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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.

Xealth receives investment from Philips, ResMed

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03/29/2019

SEATTLE – Xealth, a digital prescribing platform, has raised $11 million in a Series A financing round with new investments from healthcare companies like Philips, ResMed and McKesson.

In brief: Insulet hits milestone, NCART launches MCO survey

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03/01/2019

ACTON, Mass. – Insulet Corp. has reported net income of $9.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to a net loss of $6.9 million for the same period in 2017.

Surf’s up on new online opportunities

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01/24/2019

E-commerce volume has quadrupled in the last decade. “Buy it Now” buttons pop up like mushrooms in every online experience. Prospective purchasers of nearly everything expect to find both informational and transactional channels online.

Reporter’s notebook: 2018: The year of DTC, M&A

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01/24/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Two of the most read vendor stories of 2018 concerned Philips (No. 1) and Invacare (No. 5) going direct to cash-paying consumers for their portable oxygen concentrators.

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