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Philips recalls additional Trilogy vents

January 27, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Philips Respironics has recalled certain Trilogy Evo ventilators for potential health risks from PE-PUR foam, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  The recall affects 215 Trilogy Evo Ventilators (DS211OX11B) and 51 repair kits (KR211X15B, not distributed in the United States).  “A Philips supplier incorrectly used polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam, a non-conforming material, in the muffler assembly of the affected...

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Philips Mask Selector: A 3D scanning system for data-driven PAP mask fittings

January 27, 2022Contributors: Richard Bogan; Jessie Bakker; Bill Hardy; Jeff Jasko; Erin Kankoski

Native content: Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) comprises a blower device, tubing, and a mask that acts as the interface between the device and the patient. A variety of mask styles and sizes are available on the market; however, there is no standardized process for selecting an appropriate mask for a given patient.1 Poor mask fit can negatively affect a patient’s treatment experience and adherence, and can be burdensome to providers due to the...

3D scanning, mask fittings, PAP mask, PAP therapy, Philips Mask Selector, sleep disordered breathing


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News

AAHomecare rallies support for 90/10 blend

January 27, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is calling on providers to contact their members of Congress to sign on as original co-sponsors for draft legislation from by Rep. Markwayne Mullins, R.-Okla., and Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., that would provide reimbursement relief.  The legislation would apply 90/10 blended reimbursement rates for the 13 product categories that were removed from Round 2021 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program. The rates would apply from Jan. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2023.  “A...

aahomecare, Home Medical Equipment


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Coloplast reports growth

January 27, 2022HME News Staff

HUMLEBAEK, Denmark – Coloplast saw 6% organic growth in its first quarter ended Dec. 31. Reported revenue in DKK was up by 9% to DKK 5,169 million. Organic growth rates by business area were ostomy care 6%, continence care 5%, interventional urology 5% and wound & skin care 12%. EBIT before special items was DKK 1,649 million, a 7% increase from last year, corresponding to an EBIT margin before special items of 32% against 32% last year. EBIT after special items was DKK 1,615 million, a 5%...

Coloplast, Incontinence and ostomy supplies


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Save the date: AAHomecare Legislative Conference

January 27, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare will partner with Advocacy Associates to host a virtual Washington Legislative Conference on Sept. 21. The event provides members of the HME community the opportunity to advocate for issues affecting their businesses and patients. “As we enter year three of the public health emergency, our challenges have escalated, but your service and care has not diminished,” said AAHomecare. “In the wake of supply chain issues, microchip shortages, labor shortages and...

AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, Home Medical Equipment


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Medtrade veteran promoted

January 27, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Sarah Varner has been promoted to vice president of marketing for Emerald Expositions, which produces the Medtrade shows. During her dozen years at Emerald, Varner distinguished herself as director and senior director of marketing on a variety of shows. “March 2022 will mark 12 years for me at Emerald, and the only brand I’ve had the entire time is Medtrade,” said Varner. “I love the brand because of the people who make up the industry and who they’re ultimately...

Emerald Expositions, Medtrade, Sarah Varner


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Numotion to distribute Braze Mobility’s sensors

January 26, 2022HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has signed an agreement with Braze Mobility to distribute its blind spot sensors for wheelchairs, which transform any wheelchair into a “smart wheelchair.” The sensors automatically detect obstacles and provide feedback through intuitive lights, sounds and vibrations. “We are thrilled to offer this innovative technology to our ATPs and customers,” said John Pryles, executive vice president of sales, Numotion. “Braze Blind Spot Sensors...

Braze Mobility, Numotion, wheelchair


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Sun Medical earns second accreditation

January 26, 2022HME News Staff

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – Sun Medical Equipment and Supply has been awarded CHAP accreditation. “Our dedicated team worked tirelessly to make our new store in Birmingham a great success,” said Greg Jamian, president/CEO for Sun Medical Inc. “While Sun Medical has always been accredited, through AmeriCare, we felt it very important that our new store receive the same accreditation.” The evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products,...

CHAP, Greg Jamian, Home Medical Equipment, Sun Medical Equipment


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CareRx launches Revicare brand, expands offerings

January 26, 2022HME News Staff

TORONTO - CareRx Corp., a provider of pharmacy services to senior living communities, will offer an expanded assortment of medical supplies under a new brand, Revicare, including incontinence products, nutritional supplements, wound care products and other general medical supplies. CareRx currently operates a successful incontinence supplies business under the brand ClassMed that predominantly supplies incontinence products to residents living in select seniors living communities. "The launch of...

CareRx, Home medical supplies, Revicare


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Specialty Providers

NCPA: Demand ‘sky-high’ for at-home COVID tests

January 26, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –  More than nine in 10 pharmacists are having a difficult time keeping up with the surging demand for at-home COVID-19 tests, according to a new survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association.  “COVID-19 has caused shortages throughout the economy, but this is acute,” said B. Douglas Hoey, NCPA CEO. “Community pharmacists are the first line of defense against the virus. Testing is a key to getting everyone back at work and back in school,...

COVID-19 Testing, National Community Pharmacists Association


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