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Product news: ApniCure, DeVilbiss

December 8, 2016HME News Staff

Redwood City, Calif.-based ApniCure has made its Winx Sleep Therapy System for obstructive sleep apnea available for direct purchase by consumers. Winx provides relief from OSA without a mask, making it ideal for patients who can't or won't use a CPAP machine, the company says. The system, which is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was previously only available in select sleep labs. Winx is currently available to consumers only in California, but ApniCure plans for broader distribution...

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DeVilbiss merits award

June 24, 2016HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - DeVilbiss Healthcare has received a Digital Health Award for its SmartLink App for the IntelliPAP 2 CPAP System. The app received the Award of Mertis in the Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring category. “Drive DeVilbiss has long been recognized for producing high quality, highly reliable PAP therapy technologies, and it is an honor to be selected as a winner in the 2016 Digital Health Awards competition,” said Mitch Yoel, executive vice president of business development...

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Lewarski joins Drive-DeVilbiss team

July 15, 2015HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Joseph Lewarski has joined DeVilbiss Healthcare as vice president of global respiratory and sleep categories, Drive Medical announced July 14. DeVilbiss is a subsidiary of Drive. In his role, Lewarski will work with the company's global sales and product management teams to grow the categories. Lewarski has more than 30 years of experience in health care, including seven years with Invacare. “This is an exciting time to be joining the Drive-DeVilbiss team,” said...

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Vendors

Where's the opportunity in transfilling technology?

July 10, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories about transfilling technology. Next week: HME providers offer their ground-level view.ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare's recent disclosure that it lost a significant order for HomeFill oxygen systems by a national account in 2014 is likely a one-off, with manufacturers of transfilling technology reporting demand has been healthy.Invacare saw a spike in sales for HomeFill in 2013, when a national account converted to the transfilling technology, but it...

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Drive Medical buys DeVilbiss Healthcare

July 2, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - With eight acquisitions in a one-year span, including DeVilbiss Healthcare last week, Drive Medical is unarguably the most active manufacturer in the HME industry right now.Drive Medical's acquisition of DeVilbiss Healthcare, its largest yet, gives the company a solid platform in the respiratory and sleep markets. Previously, in 2011, it bought Inovo/Chad Therapeutics.“There are fewer manufacturers out there than when we started and our customer base has a lot on its...

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Drive becomes 'go-to source'

July 2, 2015HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Drive Medical announced today that it has bought DeVilbiss Healthcare, solidifying its platform in the respiratory and sleep markets.Previously, in 2011, Drive Medical bought Inovo/Chad Therapeutics.“We will continue to grow the DeVilbiss product lines, along with Drive's extensive portfolio of medical equipment,” stated Richard Kolodny, president of Drive Medical in a press release. “With our Chad brand of oxygen conserving devices and other respiratory...

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Solving the compliance puzzle

May 26, 2015John Andrews

One of the keys to improving CPAP compliance is to understand where the challenges lie. To raise the static 55% compliance rate, providers need to learn about patient issues and set out to correct them, sleep vendors say.Achieving compliance with CPAP masks has been difficult ever since the technology was introduced—especially for patients just starting the therapy. Although there are various reasons why, Susie Justus, clinical support specialist for San Diego-based ResMed, says the two major...

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In brief: Stakeholders testify, AAH asks for review, VGM plans expansion

May 1, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A pair of hearings last week shined another light on the HME industry's issues with audits and competitive bidding.On April 28, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Medicare audits and the difficulty that providers face appealing denied claims.“When any Medicare contractor decides that a claim should not be paid, it has a real effect on beneficiaries and providers, which is why it is so important that the appeals process allow these appeals to be heard in a timely and...

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BBB carries 'torch' for DeVilbiss

November 13, 2014HME News Staff

SOMERSET, Pa. - DeVilbiss Healthcare won a 2014 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for mid-size companies in Western Pennsylvania, it announced today. Nominees were required to submit answers to questions regarding decision making, marketing and solicitations, recognition and awards, history and reputation, and return to the community. “Knowing every effort in our day directly affects the lives of others, we strive to be a company of individuals who try harder,...

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DeVilbiss ramps up workforce

September 26, 2014HME News Staff

SOMERSET, Pa. - In response to growing demand for its products, DeVilbiss has increased its U.S. workforce by more than 20%, the company announced Sept. 25. DeVilbiss has also increased its manufacturing hours from 12 to 16 hours a day with two eight-hour shifts. “The high quality and lower total cost of ownership of our products has driven our sales growth,” stated President and CEO Ed Murphy in a press release. DeVilbiss has hired 33 assemblers and a manufacturing supervisor, three...

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