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Medela publishes peer-reviewed study of NPWT device

November 12, 2020HME News Staff

MCHENRY, Ill. - Medela's Invia Liberty negative pressure wound therapy system is able to re-establish the prescribed pressure, while simultaneously clearing 89% of the fluid in less than 20 minutes, the manufacturer said in a peer-reviewed study published in a supplement to Wounds. Due to Invia's ability to remove exudate more efficiently and re-establish a patent system, it was also able to return the wound to the prescribed pressure more quickly and maintain the set pressure at the wound site more...

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KCI, Highmark forge performance-based deal

December 20, 2018HME News Staff

SAN ANTONIO - KCI, a provider of advanced wound management, and Highmark, an insurer, have entered into an agreement for the KCI iOn Progress Remote Therapy Monitoring Program. Used in conjunction with the Activ.A.C. Therapy System, the program provides monitoring, engagement and adherence, according to a press release. The agreement is the first of its kind for negative pressure wound therapy and creates a performance-based payment structure to reduce total wound care costs, according to a press...

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Cork Medical inks 'winning' deal with GPO

May 3, 2018HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - Medical device maker Cork Medical has signed a deal to serve as the sole provider of negative pressure wound therapy products for HPS, a group purchasing organization for 4,000 organizations in 22 states. “HPS is proud to offer Cork Medical's Nisus negative pressure system to our members,” said Benjamin Long, contract portfolio analyst for HPS, in a release. “The exceptional pricing available through this contract, coupled with Cork Medical's infrastructure of service...

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KCI: Data supports remote therapy monitoring

May 1, 2018HME News Staff

SAN ANTONIO - KCI shared data at the recent 2018 Symposium of Advanced Wound Care Spring Conference that demonstrates increased patient therapy usage immediately after patient contact using its iOn Progress Remote Therapy Monitoring. The day following an adherence call, 73.5% of patients increased therapy use, with an average increase of eight hours, the company says. Additionally, as adherence increased, the rate of daily change in wound volume reduction also increased, it says. “Patient adherence...

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KCI still without contracts

August 19, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - Acelity—formerly Kinetic Concepts—has contracted with suppliers to provide negative pressure wound therapy products, while it continues fighting for its own contract, company execs say.In an earnings call Aug. 2, CEO Joe Woody said the company has contracted with suppliers in 116 of the 117 Round 2 re-compete bid areas to provide continued access to its products.“In the medium and long term, we will remain in discussions with CMS regarding our reinstatement as a direct...

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KCI fights for bid contracts

June 21, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - With just weeks remaining before the July 1 implementation of Round 2 re-compete contracts, KCI was still in talks with CMS to reconsider its bids for negative pressure wound therapy.“We are in discussions with CMS regarding the reconsideration of our bids,” Cheston Turbyfill, vice president of corporate communications for Acelity, KCI's parent company, told HME News. “We don't have a timeframe.”In a May 19 letter to customers, the company said it was not awarded...

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KCI fights CMS's decision

May 24, 2016HME News Staff

SAN ANTONIO - KCI may have not been awarded contracts for negative pressure wound therapy as part of the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding, but it's not going down without a fight. KCI, the largest provider of NPWT, says CMS's decision to not award contracts to the company was based on a technical disqualification that it is working to resolve. “CMS's decision is not final and we are working with CMS and the agency's contractor, CBIC, to resolve the eligibility issue,” it stated...

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Negative pressure wound therapy market poised for growth

June 9, 2015HME News Staff

LONDON - The global market for negative pressure wound therapy will expand from $700 million in 2014 to about $1.07 billion by 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate of 6.2%, according to new research from consulting firm GlobalData. The increase will be driven primarily by increasing physician awareness of the technique and its various applications, according to the firm. “As the education of physicians improves and they gain access to more robust clinical data from large, randomized...

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AAH comments highlight NPWT code confusion

September 11, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Commenting on code changes in CMS's proposed CY 2015 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System, AAHomecare says there is significant confusion among providers about the use of G0456 and G0457 with mechanical and electrical disposable NPWT devices. Confusion also surrounds the variance in components billed with distinct products, according to the association. Three manufacturers, through the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, are working to provide CMS with detailed information...

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Integrated Medical Services launches online store

April 25, 2014HME News Staff

TORRANCE, Calif. - Integrated Medical Services is now offering Medela's Invia Liberty negative pressure wound therapy units. Alternative site customers may rent the Invia Liberty, which Integrated Medical Services also offers to home health partners. The medical equipment and supplies provider has also opened a new online store, which will ship products from the company's Torrance, Calif., warehouse or directly from manufacturers.

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