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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...

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Viemed responds to bid program including vents

March 13, 2019HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. - Viemed Healthcare doesn't expect CMS's decision to include non-invasive ventilators in Round 2021 of national competitive bidding to affect its growth plans. “While our team continues to prepare for the inclusion of NIV in the competitive bidding process, we will be focused on delivery quality care to our expanding patient base under the program and expect to continue our rapid growth throughout the country,” said Casey Hoyt, CEO. “We feel this change will present...

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Viemed ready to 'add fuel' to growth plans

March 1, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAFAYETTE, La. - Oxygen and sleep therapy are high on the list of expansion plans for Viemed Healthcare, company executives said on a Feb. 28 earnings call.“Oxygen is something we've always had locally, but we didn't really scale it around the country because of the barriers that competitive bidding would represent,” said Todd Zehnder, COO. “Now we are looking at doing that around the country. Same with sleep apnea.”The company has worked diligently to lay that groundwork....

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Reliable Respiratory 'welcomes' new vent patients

October 10, 2018HME News Staff

NORWOOD, Mass. - Reliable Respiratory has acquired the ventilation business of New Bedford, Mass.-based Enos Home Medical.“Ventilator care is one of the most intensive and highest acuity lines of home care for patients,” said Eric Mongeau, vice president of sales and marketing at Reliable Respiratory in a press release. “We understand the complexities of caring for these patients, and take great pride in meeting their clinical and personal needs. We are pleased to welcome Enos'...

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In brief: Bill drops for custom breast forms, study highlights NIV

October 5, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill that would require Medicare to cover custom breast prostheses was introduced in the House of Representatives last week.The Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act, H.R. 6980, is co-sponsored by Rep. Rob Blum, R-Iowa, and Judy Chu, D-Calif.“I am proud to introduce this bipartisan bill with my colleague, Democrat Rep. Chu, to provide women with coverage of more options following a mastectomy,” said Blum in a press release. “As breast cancer rates continue to...

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Study highlights cost savings, health benefits of NIV

October 5, 2018HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. - Non-invasive ventilation helps COPD patients live longer and saves Medicare money, according to a new study from VieMed and KPMG.For the study, “CRF/COPD 4-year CMS Data Comparison of Mortality & Cost, (2013-2016),” KPMG analyzed four years of data from CMS and VieMed, a provider of post-acute respiratory services, to compare the costs and benefits of commonly prescribed respiratory assist devices. Patients using NIV at home with a high-touch care model have the lowest...

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New Apria program helps reduce readmissions

August 11, 2017HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has launched a new program for patients on non-invasive ventilation that it says significantly reduces hospital admissions.As part of the Apria Clinical Evidence (ACE) program, respiratory therapists perform regularly scheduled home visits to help patients maintain compliance with therapy and intervene as needed to get patients back on track. During the visits, RTs monitor each patient's progress and record their responses to a number of quality of life indicators,...

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ResMed, ATS partner on NIV grant

April 6, 2017HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has funded a new $100,000 two-year grant with the American Thoracic Society to research non-invasive ventilation for COPD patients. COPD affects 65 million people worldwide and is the third leading cause of death, according to a press release. “Through this award, the field of respiratory medicine stands to gain more valuable knowledge about the use of NIV for the treatment of COPD with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of patients and the efficiency of our health...

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