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React Health secures coding for vent 

March 4, 2024HME News Staff

SARASOTA, Fla. – React Health has secured a HCPCS code, E0468, exclusively for its V+C Ventilator with Integrated Cough Assist Technology (ICAT). The new code addresses the evolving needs of the medical community by providing a standardized and comprehensive system that combines two leading respiratory treatments into one device, the company says. The V+C delivers invasive, non-invasive and mouthpiece ventilation, as well as high-flow therapy and integrated cough to adult and pediatric patients...

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Lindy Tentinger

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VGM opens registration for 2024 Heartland Conference 

March 4, 2024HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Registration for VGM’s annual Heartland Conference, scheduled for June 10-12 in Waterloo, Iowa, is now open. Special early bird pricing is available to those who register before April 12, with registration covering all the event has to offer – education tracks, meals, entertainment, networking and more. “At VGM’s Heartland Conference, we don’t just bring together industry experts, we create a vibrant ecosystem where knowledge meets innovation,”...

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Dynamic Access launches brand for home infusion 

March 4, 2024HME News Staff

DALLAS – Dynamic Access, a provider of vascular access solutions, has launched a new affiliate brand, Dynamic Infusion, to provide home infusion nursing services for patients with chronic conditions such as autoimmune disorders, hemophilia, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and more. The Dynamic Infusion brand will support the operations of two legacy companies, each with more than a decade of experience delivering home infusion nursing services to patients throughout...

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USMCA, Medtrade partner on compression session 

March 4, 2024HME News Staff

DALLAS – The United States Medical Compression Alliance (USMCA) is working with Medtrade to offer additional information about the Lymphedema Treatment Act and what it means for the HME industry. The USMCA, which represents the five major manufacturers in the compression market (medi USA, Essity, Juzo, Lohmann & Rauscher and Sigvaris), will host a session at the show to provide the history and ongoing efforts to gain Medicare coverage for compression therapy garments, to detail the billing...

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Mobility

CMS releases coding, payment info for seat elevation systems 

March 4, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced coding and payment information for seat elevation systems for complex rehab power wheelchairs, AAHomecare has reported.  The key takeaways, according to the association:  Discontinues existing HCPCS Level II code E2300, “Wheelchair accessory, power seat elevation system, any type,” effective March 31, 2024  Establishes E2298, “Complex rehabilitative power wheelchair accessory, power seat elevation system, any...

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News

Change Healthcare enables script service 

March 1, 2024HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Change Healthcare says it has completed “standing up” a new instance of its Rx ePrescribing service.  “Working with technology and business partners, we have successfully completed testing with vendors and multiple retail pharmacy partners for the impacted transaction types,” the company stated in an update. “As a result, we have enabled this service for all customers effective 1 p.m. CT, Friday, March 1, 2024.”  If...

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On the Editor's Desk

Shock and disruption

March 1, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

During the final stages of getting the March issue out the door, Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty and I also had on our to-do list coming up with a guest for the February episode of the HME News in 10 podcast.  Given the recent decision by Philips to exit the home oxygen concentrator and ventilator markets in the United States, we thought it would be important to invite someone who could speak to the continued tumultuousness of the larger respiratory product category in the past few years.  This...

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Elliot Campbell

Vendors

Philips exit skews vent market

March 1, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – With its Trilogy EVO considered the standard bearer, the decision by Philips to exit the home ventilator market in the U.S. is a tough hit, but “business goes on,” say industry players.  “Philips was the industry leader for NIV therapy,” said Elliot Campbell, executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Whitmore Lake, Mich.-based Trace Medical, a supplier of rental ventilators nationally. “But our customers have been in flux...

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Providers

AdaptHealth works on diabetes, as sleep & oxygen make gains

March 1, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - Diabetes revenue for the fourth quarter of 2023 was down 3.8% against the prior year, driven in part by compression on insulin pumps, but AdaptHealth execs say they plan a big push to boost that part of the business in 2024.  Pump revenue in 2022 was about $160 million, and the company expected revenue of about $120 million in 2023.  “We came right in line with that expectation,” said Jason Clemens, CFO, during a recent call to discuss the company’s...

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Inogen CEO sees ‘room for improvement’

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Inogen CEO sees ‘room for improvement’

March 1, 2024HME News Staff

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen CEO Kevin Smith has spent his first few months on the job “observing and reflecting” on the company’s business model and has begun to make changes to return it to “sustained profitability.”  Smith, who came onboard in November, told investors during a Feb. 27 conference call that Inogen is no longer working with a third party for sales reps for its prescriber channel. The company began scaling its prescriber channel in the first...

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