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AASM to host second discussion on impact of Philips recall

June 24, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine will host a live panel discussion on Friday about the impact of the Philips PAP device recall notification on vulnerable populations, including pediatric and vent patients.  The discussion, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET, will cover:  Allocation of limited supplies – How to prioritize the medically most needy given the limited supply of home ventilators for patients needing them.  Respiratory therapy in hospitals...

American Academy of Sleep Medicine, CPAP devices, Philips Recall, Sound Abatement Foam, ventilators

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Philips issues recall

June 14, 2021HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips has announced, in consultation with regulatory agencies, a voluntary recall notification on certain Bi-Level CPAP, CPAP and mechanical ventilator devices to address identified potential health risks related to the polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam component in these devices.  The majority of affected devices within the advised five-year service life are in the first-generation DreamStation product family, the company says.  “We...

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AAH: Walmart removes CPAP devices from website

February 25, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Walmart has removed CPAP devices from its website, after hearing concerns from AAHomecare. Last week, the association had sent a letter to Walmart, reminding the retail giant that both federal and North Dakota laws prohibit the sale of CPAP devices without prescriptions. AAHomecare wrote the letter after a provider in the state, Sanford Healthcare, reported being approached by someone who had purchased a CPAP device from North Dakota also requires that clinically trained...

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Short takes: Studies on COPD, CPAP

April 26, 2017HME News Staff

When it comes to encouraging people with COPD to exercise, a mobile phone app with dialogue support works best, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. As part of the study, researchers reviewed three prototypes for mobile apps using different persuasive technology: dialogue support, primary task support and social support. They assessed opinions on these prototypes through 28 interviews with COPD patients, caretakers and healthcare professionals, and through 87...

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ResMed prepares to grow demand for travel CPAPs

January 27, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SAN DIEGO - ResMed aims to blow up the market for travel CPAP devices with its soon-to-be launched AirMini, company officials said during a conference call Jan. 23 to discuss second quarter earnings.When an analyst on the call asked how big the market is for travel CPAPs, CEO Mick Farrell acknowledged that it's a “a very small niche,” but that HME providers and their customers are increasingly embracing cash sales, and that ResMed is ready to leverage that changing mindset.“We think...

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ITC to investigate Fisher & Paykel

September 20, 2016HME News Staff

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - The International Trade Commission plans to investigate certain sleep apnea devices manufactured by Fisher & Paykel, it announced Sept. 19. The investigation is in response to a complaint filed by ResMed in August seeking to ban imported products Simplus full face mask, Eson nasal mask and Eson 2 nasal mask, that it says infringe on various ResMed patents. That complaint came after Fisher & Paykel filed patent infringement proceedings against ResMed, saying that ResMed's AirSense...

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Sleep group asks Oklahoma to reconsider dumping CPAP coverage

May 25, 2016HME News Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is urging Oklahoma Medicaid program to reinstate coverage for sleep studies and CPAP devices for adult patients. Although the Oklahoma Health Care Authority has indicated it recognizes the benefits of sleep therapy, it cited a severe budget crisis in its decision to eliminate coverage for what it considers “optional” services, according to a press release from AASM. “These cuts will lead to increased medical expenses over time...

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Jurisdiction B releases review results for support surfaces, CPAP devices

August 22, 2014HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Group 2 pressure reducing support surfaces had a claims error rate of 73.7% from April 1, 2014, to June 30, 2014, the Jurisdiction B DME MAC has reported. Top denial reasons included insufficient documentation of larger or multiple stage III or stage IV pressure ulcers on trunk or pelvis that have not improved over the last month, and insufficient documentation due to a missing signature. CPAP devices had a claims error rate of 67% for the same timeframe, the MAC reported. Top denial...

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