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Highest tech honor goes to AirSep developer

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01/09/2013

AMHERST, N.Y. – Norman McCombs, senior vice president of research and development at AirSep, received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from the U.S. government, according to a press release from SUNY Buffalo, where McCombs is an alumnus.

Report: 15 million diagnosed with COPD in US

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11/27/2012

WASHINGTON – Fifteen million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and many more may have the debilitating condition but don’t know it, according to a government study.

NIH survey: COPD rises, awareness falls

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11/20/2012

WASHINGTON – Although the number of cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is on the rise, awareness has returned to 2008 levels, according to a survey conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Bid fight: Stakeholders turn up the heat

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10/26/2012

WASHINGTON – With little time left to pass H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), industry stakeholders are pulling out all the stops.  

Here are some of their latest activities:

COPD requires combined treatments, researchers say

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10/24/2012

ATLANTA – An Italian study found that most elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have other illnesses that require a combined treatment approach.

In brief: Linde places bond

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10/24/2012

MUNICH, Germany – Linde AG has successfully placed a bond for 1 billion euros to help finance its acquisition of Lincare, the company announced Sept. 5.

COPD linked to poor sleep

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09/26/2012

DUBLIN, Ireland – People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to sleep poorly than their peers without the condition, a new study says. The study, published in Respirology, a medical journal, was conducted by researchers at St.

Motivate patients to become independent

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08/26/2010

Klingensmith Healthcare kicked off a disease state management pilot program in December to help reduce hospital readmissions for COPD patients, but before doing so, company officials pored over clinical literature. Their goal: Make sure every facet of the program has a clinical basis, said Kim Wiles, the company's vice president of respiratory services.

Providers to docs: We can help you

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05/24/2010

Hospital readmission rates for certain disease states cost Medicare up to $20 billion annually, and a provision in the recently passed healthcare reform bill aims to reduce those numbers. Industry consultant Patrick Dunne, president of Fullerton, Calif.-based Healthcare Productions, spoke with HME News recently about how respiratory providers have an opportunity to market themselves as value-added partners that will help hospitals reduce those rates.

Reporter's notebook: It's not about the money

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05/24/2010

T.J. Thompson, president of Atlantic Respiratory Services in Charleston, S.C., worries the independents will be weeded out by national competitive bidding.
"The only way to compete is to convince referrals that I'm going to give their patients the best service," she said. "The physicians in our area don't want to send their patients to the nationals. Once competitive bidding goes through, patient care goes out the window. There's no incentive to compete at that level."

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