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Non-invasive vents decrease mortality, hospitalization, ER visits, Viemed study shows 

January 11, 2021HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare has published a study that shows non-invasive ventilation at home improves survival and decreases health care utilization in Medicare beneficiaries with COPD with chronic respiratory failure.  “This study is the first of its kind published in the U.S. and represents a significant milestone in our mission of educating the medical community on the benefits of NIVH,” said Casey Hoyt, Viemed CEO. “The data supports...

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Philips survey shows respiratory health is more of a priority

November 17, 2020HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for the COPD community, but it has also increased awareness of the condition and pushed patients to pursue alternative care options, according to the first ever World COPD Day survey by Royal Philips. “Despite impacting millions of people around the world, COPD isn't talked about as often as other chronic conditions like heart disease,” said Huiling Zhang, head of medical office for connected care at Philips....

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CQRC ties COPD awareness with bid relief

November 11, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Council for Quality Respiratory Care recognizes November as National COPD Awareness Month by commending CMS for its plans not to award competitive bidding contracts to 13 product categories, including oxygen supplies and equipment, in 2021. If finalized, the proposal would ensure that patients will be able to continue accessing oxygen supplies and equipment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the CQRC says. “We applaud CMS for properly addressing policies that could have threatened...

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CMS reviews NIV therapy for chronic respiratory failure

June 24, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS on July 22 will conduct a virtual Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee meeting to review the evidence specific to the home use of non-invasive ventilators by patients with chronic respiratory failure consequent to COPD. The agency seeks the committee's recommendations on the characteristics that define patient selection and usage criteria, and concomitant services, as well as the equipment parameters necessary to best achieve positive patient health outcomes...

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ResMed, ATS support research on remote monitoring for COPD patients

February 4, 2020HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed and the ATS Foundation have awarded their third $100,000 research fellowship grant to Claude Farah, PhD, of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, to study how remote monitoring can help improve the management of COPD patients. The aim of the study: to detect early changes in lung function from daily recordings and notify patients when to commence more intensive treatment or seek medical attention. In his application for the grant, Farah predicts, “This...

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Gerould's all in on value-based care

November 22, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ELMIRA, N.Y. - Gerould's Healthcare Services will launch a remote patient monitoring program for COPD patients in December that builds on the provider's increasing focus on value-based care.Using a device such as a tablet, laptop or phone, patients will answer a series of questions and, depending on their answers, will be given a color-coded score, says Cheryl Henninger, director of Gerould's Healthcare Services and Community Cares Health Solutions.“If it's green and they are short of breath,...

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COPD researcher receives grant

May 28, 2019HME News Staff

NEW YORK - Spyridon Fortis, MD, of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa has received the ATS Foundation/Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Research Award in Respiratory Support with Nasal High Flow Patients with CODP. The $100,000 award will help fund Dr. Fortis' study, “The Effect of Heated, Humidified High-Flow Air in COPD Patients with Chronic Bronchitis.” “(Dr. Fortis') proposal targets a very promising application of nasal high flow that has not yet received much...

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COPD initiative shows reduction in readmissions, costs

May 15, 2019HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - A collaboration between Philips and healthcare providers resulted in an 80% reduction in acute readmissions for COPD patients and saved $1.3 million, the company shared at ATS 2019 this month.Other findings from the Integrated COPD Care Initiative, launched by Philips in 2017, included a 70% reduction in all-cause diagnoses readmissions and $4.4 million saved in all-cause diagnoses readmission.“Given the need for cost-efficient improvements in the care of COPD patients, healthcare...

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ABC Plus makes bid to revive neb-med biz

December 14, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - An increase in hospital readmissions for COPD patients could open the door for HME providers to re-enter a nebulizer medication market that has been dominated by national providers, says Marcus Kruk.“There was a full complement of care that used to exist when reimbursements were good,” said Kruk, national sales and marketing director and business development for ABC Plus, an independent respiratory medication pharmacy. “Now, patients are having difficulty finding...

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ResMed strengthens COPD play

December 4, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Propeller Health, a company that provides connected health solutions for people living with COPD and asthma, for $225 million.The Madison, Wis.-based Propeller makes small sensors that easily attach to inhalers and pair with a mobile app to automatically track medication use, and provide feedback and insights. The company's ability to support people in stage II and III severity levels of COPD are complementary to ResMed's own suite...

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