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In brief: Rotech 'ready to assist,' Universal Software makes buy

March 25, 2016HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Healthcare announced last week that it has received contract offers for general HME and standard mobility for all 117 competitive bidding areas as part of the Round 2 re-compete.The national provider has also received offers for respiratory equipment for 116 CBAs.The offers are a bittersweet, Rotech says.“While we are excited about winning oxygen and CPAP in 116 CBAs, we are also disappointed bid pricing rates continue to reach levels that are devastating to the industry,”...

Acquisitions, ASAA, Mediware, Rotech, Round 2 re-compete, Universal Software, WHILL

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ASAA, IBM team up on app, study

March 3, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and IBM have partnered on a SleepHealth app for the iPhone and Apple Watch and a SleepHealth Research Study to help identify connections between sleep habits and health outcomes.The project uses the open source ResearchKit framework designed by Apple to allow participants to complete tasks and submit surveys from the SleepHealth app. That data will be stored on the Watson Health Cloud, where researchers will be...

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ASAA gives away CPAPs

December 23, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - In honor of the holidays, the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has provided free CPAP equipment packages to 40 sleep apnea patients this week through its CPAP Assistance Program. "Over the past few years, the ASAA has provided this life-saving equipment to over 3,000 sleep apnea patients,” said Darrel Drobnich, president. “We always want to do more, but we did what we could afford to see that these patients do not go without therapy because of their inability to pay.”...


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