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Philips Respironics launches Mask Selector

July 10, 2020HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Respironics has officially launched its Philips Respironics Mask Selector, a 3D facial scanning solution that helps HME providers find the best mask fit for their patients. Each scan captures 150 frames and 15 million points of facial geography data. Philips' proprietary algorithm can then identify the 46,200 data points most critical to provide an accurate and precise mask recommendation. “This data-driven solution can not only help DMEs and sleep labs operate more...

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ResMed says 'innovation' in masks pays off

January 31, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SAN DIEGO - ResMed's masks and accessories hit constant currency growth of 19% in the U.S., Canada and Latin America for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020. They hit growth of 16% globally. “(That's) well ahead of market growth rates, indicating that we gained significant market share,” said CEO Mick Farrell during a conference call Jan. 30 to discuss the company's latest financial results. ResMed's CPAP devices grew 9% in the U.S., Canada and Latin America,...

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ResMed sees steady growth for mask sales going forward

October 27, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SAN DIEGO - ResMed officials made good on their word: Mask and accessories sales rebounded nicely in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.The company on Oct. 26 reported that mask sales grew 13% for the quarter in the Americas, compared to only 4% for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.“I think we've got a really good runway ahead for growth,” said Mick Farrell, CEO, during a conference call to discuss earnings. “I don't think it's a catch-up. I think it's the start of...

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ResMed sets high expectations for mask sales

August 4, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SAN DIEGO - ResMed expects to see a nice bump in mask sales in the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018, now that it has manufacturing “sufficiently ramped up” for two new masks, the N20 and F20, says CEO Mick Farrell.The masks and accessories category in the Americas grew only 4% in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, compared to 8% for devices.“As we noted in our call 90 days ago, we expected to have mask supply constraints throughout the first half of the (fourth) quarter...

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Sleep program pushes culture change

July 8, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - A new sleep apnea pilot program aims to nudge patients along the “patient pathway” using a digital platform.“We've always been aiming at that complete patient pathway, from awareness all the way through ongoing therapy and maintenance,” said Doug Hudiburg, CEO of TotalCare eHealth, a three-year-old technology startup. “This is more than just CPAP.”The Sleep Apnea Continuum of Care Program, which launched in June, allows clinicians, providers...

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Pressures mount in sleep market

June 29, 2016HME News Staff

NEW YORK - HME providers report sleep patient volume is still growing, but not as much as in the past.Sleep patient volume grew 3.6% in the last 12 months and is expected to grow 6% in the next 12 months, according to respondents to the “HME Sleep and Oxygen Survey” for the second quarter of this year, conducted by Needham & Co., a subsidiary of The Needham Group, an investment banking and asset management firm.However, sleep patient volume was 6.6% and 7.9%, respectively, in a prior...

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Respironics to pay $34.8M over re-supply program

March 23, 2016HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Respironics has agreed to pay $34.8 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations for paying kickbacks to DME providers that bought its CPAP masks, the Department of Justice has announced.The government alleges that from April 2012 to November 2015 Respironics waved the per-patient per-month fee for its medSage automated resupply services for DME providers that bought the company's masks. If they used a competitor's masks, the company charged a fee.“The payment...

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Providers call out OIG for unnecessary report

July 3, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - HME providers wonder why an Office of Inspector General (OIG) study that compares Medicare and Medicaid replacement schedules for CPAP supplies was even conducted.The OIG recommends that CMS review and revise its replacement schedule for CPAP supplies, based on the lower frequencies it found in many Medicaid programs. But CMS in 2012 already cracked down in this area by requiring that providers prove supplies are no longer functional before they replace them.“The DME MACs...

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