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Providers

Apria settles with government

December 21, 2020HME News Staff

NEW YORK – The acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has announced a $40.5 million settlement with Apria Healthcare for alleged fraudulent billing practices for non-invasive ventilators.  The lawsuit alleges, among other claims, that Apria submitted false claims to federal health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, seeking reimbursement for the rental of non-invasive vents to beneficiaries who were not using the NIVs.   Other claims in the...

Apria Healthcare, Fraudulent Billing, NIV, Non-invasive ventilators, settlment


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In brief: White paper makes case for vents, bid website sees spike in traffic

July 26, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A work group of the AAHomecare HME/RT Council has published a white paper demonstrating the value of non-invasive ventilators.The paper also outlines the cost for suppliers to provide NIV, supplies and services to medically complex patients in the home, and features testimonials from two users.“As a group of dedicated professionals working everyday with patients who require non-invasive ventilation and clinical services to live at home with a good quality of life, we want to express...

aahomecare, Apria, ARJ Infusion Services, NIV, Quantum Rehab


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New white paper makes case for vents

July 25, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A work group of the AAHomecare HME/RT Council has published a white paper demonstrating the value of non-invasive ventilators.The paper also outlines the cost for suppliers to provide NIV, supplies and services to medically complex patients in the home, and features testimonials from two users.“As a group of dedicated professionals working everyday with patients who require non-invasive ventilation and clinical services to live at home with a good quality of life, we want to express...

aahomecare, NIV, Non-invasive ventilation


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Breathe adds NIV service

November 13, 2018HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Breathe, an IDTF that provides third-party testing for DME providers, has added capnography testing to its software platform. “Capnography testing was developed to support the growing request from our DME providers to be able to provider this test to their patients and referring physicians,” said Amber Yeager, owner. “By adding this service to our platform, it allows our clients to identify and grow their non-invasive ventilation business.” Provider customers...

Breathe, Capnography, IDTF, NIV


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Specialty Providers

VieMed works to elevate NIV

November 2, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAFAYETTE, La. - As a relatively new technology, there's a lack of hard data showing the effectiveness of non-invasive ventilators in treating patients, says Dr. William Frazier, chief medical officer for VieMed.That's why VieMed recently released the results of a study,  “CRF/COPD 4-year CMS Data Comparison of Mortality & Cost, (2013-2016),” conducted by KPMG that analyzed data from CMS and the provider to compare the costs and benefits of commonly prescribed respiratory assist...

NIV, study, utilization, Viemed


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