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Mick Farrell

Vendors

ResMed strives to be ‘true sleep therapy company’

September 16, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SAN DIEGO – ResMed is taking another step to diversify its product offerings, as well as boost its digital health presence, with its recently announced acquisition of mementor, says CEO Mick Farrell.  mementor, which is based in Leipzig, Germany, develops and sells digital medical products and has the only permanently listed digital health application in sleep medicine that is reimbursed by statutory insurances in the country.  “As we consider opportunities to address...

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Steve Griggs

Providers

AdaptHealth’s sleep business shows signs of recovery

September 2, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – Sleep therapy was the “big news” for AdaptHealth in the second quarter, with the company beating its expectations, says CEO Stephen Griggs.  “Our census is up 16% from February 2022 when it hit its lowest level since the Philips recall began,” said Griggs on an earnings call. “While we do not expect Philips to be back in the market any time before early 2023, the increased production we have started to see from other suppliers has...

AdaptHealth, CPAP, Home Respiratory Equipment, Steve Griggs


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Hardik Mehta

Providers

Quipt: Sleep woes ‘hold back’ organic growth

August 19, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CINCINNATI – Key to driving organic growth at Quipt Home Medical is how quickly the company is able to recover on sleep, say execs.  The company posted a quarter-over-quarter organic growth rate of 2% for the third quarter of 2022.  “(Sleep) is really the one thing that is holding us a little bit back right now,” said Hardik Mehta, CFO, on a recent call to discuss the company’s earnings. “To the extent that we are able to get good loan allocation on the...

CPAP, Home Medical Equipment, Quipt Home Medical


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Newspoll: Backlogs drag on, testing patience

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Newspoll: Backlogs drag on, testing patience

August 19, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – While providers are starting to see improvements in backlogs, nearly all (96%) of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they are still seeing a lag in getting the parts and equipment they need.  The backlog, which has stretched over more than a year, is driven by ongoing supply chain issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and a widespread recall on certain CPAP devices and noninvasive ventilators that was issued in June 2021.  “CPAPs are still...

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Indiana pauses prior auths for CPAP, BiPAP

August 16, 2022HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) has temporarily paused prior authorizations for continued use of respiratory assist devices, including CPAP and BiPAP, obtained through managed care programs, effective Aug. 1, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023. The change is in response to continued impacts from a recall on Philips respiratory products. AAHomecare worked with the Great Lakes HME Association’s Medicaid committee and IHCP to make the case for pausing compliance requirements...

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CPAP Store USA offers Transcend from Somnetics

July 27, 2022HME News Staff

LOS ANGELES – CPAP Store USA is now offering the Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP from Somnetics. "We cater to a large customer based in the United States who trust not only our experts with their knowledge and experience but also the manufactures that CPAP Store USA partners with, including an American-based company – Somnetics,” said Marina BerBeryan, ambassador of CPAP Store USA. “CPAP store USA strongly believes in supporting and working together with the U.S. companies...

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John Curran

Vendors

True North Medical Ventures tries to ‘bridge gap’

July 1, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WALPOLE, Mass. – True North Medical Ventures has begun distributing the ResVent iBreeze to providers in the U.S., helping to ease pressures, company officials say, from a recall and supply shortages that continue to impact the CPAP device market.  ResVent, which is based in China, has emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the iBreeze and will likely have 510(k) clearance by the end of the year, company officials say.  “It can’t...

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Jennifer Martin

Specialty Providers

Sleep is ‘secret sauce,’ says AASM president

July 1, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DARIEN, Ill. – The health care industry is headed in “the right direction” when it comes to recognizing the importance of sleep to good health, says Dr. Jennifer Martin, the new president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  “When I started my career more than 20 years ago, I remember people telling me it’s just not that important,” she said. “I don’t hear that a lot anymore. Now I get a lot of questions about what people might do to...

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Breas Medical, McArthur Medical Sales bring Vivo line to Canada

June 30, 2022HME News Staff

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., and ROCKTON, Ontario – Breas Medical USA and McArthur Medical Sales have partnered to bring Breas Medical’s Vivo 1-2-3 family of Bi-level devices and the full line of Breas Vivo accessories to the Canadian market. “Breas is thrilled to partner with McArthur Medical Sales to bring Vivo technology to the Canadian marketplace,” said Chris Southerland, general manager, Breas Americas. “We could not imagine working with a stronger, trusted and successful...

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SleepRes surveys attendees on V̇-Com

June 29, 2022HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ninety-two percent of attendees at the recent Association of Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) meeting believe the newly introduced V̇-Com will improve CPAP adherence with new patients and 96% believe it will help with patients struggling with therapy, according to a survey conducted by SleepRes. Additionally, 84% of sleep medicine physicians and mid-levels who responded to the survey believe V̇-Com will decrease phone calls to their offices, as well as to medical equipment...

CPAP, SleepRes, V-Com


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