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MEDCAC agrees patients need access to appropriate respiratory devices


WASHINGTON – The Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee agreed that there is a need for COPD patients to access the respiratory device that is best suited for their condition, during a virtual meeting last week,

CQRC backs AHRQ report


WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has highlighted a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that found patients who use home respiratory therapies tend to experience better health outcomes than those who do not.

Philips expands Dream family of respiratory devices


AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Royal Philips has expanded its Dream Family of products with the DreamStation Advanced Therapies BiPAP autoSV and AVAPS devices to provide care for patients with complex ventilation needs.

Combined therapy for COPD patients works, study says


LONDON – Adding home non-invasive ventilation to home oxygen therapy decreases the risk of re-hospitalization for COPD patients, according to a study presented this week at the 2016 European Respiratory Society International Congress.