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In brief: PHE extension, AdaptHealth's public offering, Tricare update

July 2, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - It appears the Department of Health and Human Services will extend the current public health emergency.Both AAHomecare and the VGM Group have pointed to a June 29 tweet posted by Michael Caputo, HHS assistant secretary for public affairs, that said: “HHS expects to renew the public health emergency due to COVID-19 before it expires. We have already renewed this PHE once.”HHS first put the PHE in place on Jan. 27. It renewed the PHE on April 26 for another 90 days.Renewing...

AdaptHealth, Aeroflow, F&P, public health emergency, Stander, TRICARE


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Product news: Invacare, Fisher & Paykel, Precision Medical, GCE Healthcare

October 16, 2019HME News Staff

Elyria, Ohio-based Invacare will highlight a number of newer products at Medtrade, Oct. 21-23, including the Etude HC Bed, Aquatec Bath Lifts and a series of Aquatec Ocean Ergo Shower and Commode Chairs. The company will also highlight the Motion Concepts MPS Maxx Modular Power Standing System, exclusively available on the ROVI A3 Power Wheelchair through Motion Concepts; and the Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator. “The products exhibited at Medtrade are not only examples of Invacare's commitment...

F&P, GCE Healthcare, Invacare, Precision Medical


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ResMed renews patent battle with F&P

September 4, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has filed a new petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission to stop the alleged infringement of its patented technology by New Zealand-based Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. ResMed seeks an order banning the importation and sale in the U.S. of F&P's Simplus full-face mask, Eson nasal mask and Eson 2 nasal mask for allegedly infringing five ResMed patents related to mask system and cushion design. ResMed has also filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern...

F&P, lawsuit, masks, patent infringement, ResMed, sleep therapy


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In brief: Industry keeps CMS on defensive, F&P raises guidance

February 21, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - HME industry stakeholders are keeping a close eye on the “doc fix,” a bill that could hold either potential or pitfalls. Stakeholders see the bill as a vehicle for key points of their market-pricing program to replace Medicare's competitive bidding program, but rumors abound on the Hill that lawmakers are considering applying bid rates to Medicaid to pay for the fix. “It's difficult to know what's going to happen,” said Cara Bachenheimer, senior vice president...

competitive bidding, DHS, F&P, Jaysec


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In brief: Bill to repeal device tax gains ground, OMB seeks comments on PMD demo

June 1, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill to repeal a 2.3% tax on medical devices cleared the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives last week, but industry stakeholders aren't getting their hopes up. While the bill will likely get passed in the House this week, it probably won't get far in the Senate, according to Cara Bachenheimer, senior vice president of government relations for Invacare. “It's expected to be met with a resounding thud,” she said. “That's what's happening to a lot...

F&P, golden technologies, HOme medical equipment, Invacare, ResMed


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In brief: F&P boosts profits, ResMed launches in Japan

May 29, 2012HME News Staff

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare says expanding clinical applications for its medical devices and new products contributed to record operating revenue of NZ$516.7 million for the year ended March 31, 2012. The company reported net profit after tax of NZ$64.1 million for the year ended March 31, 2012, compared to NZ$52.5 million for the prior year. Excluding deferred tax charges of NZ$11.5 million in 2011, F&P Healthcare's net profit after tax grew 23%, primarily due to revenue growth,...

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