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Philips recall: Questions continue more than two months later

September 3, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Philips’ announcement last week that it will begin repairing and replacing CPAP devices affected by a recall was welcome news to providers, but they still have more questions than answers.  The company announced Sept. 1 that it had received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin replacing the sound abatement foam with new material in certain sleep and respiratory care devices starting this month.  “The question I have...

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Medicare alert on recall is ‘disappointing’

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Medicare alert on recall is ‘disappointing’

September 3, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Medicare’s recent alert to beneficiaries on the Philips recall of certain CPAP devices resulted in a wave of repercussions for HME providers, including a rash of phone calls from upset patients.  While technically correct, the alert made it sound like providers have repairs or replacements at the ready, when they don’t. Philips just announced on Sept. 1 that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its repair plans, and supply...

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