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Senators introduce bill backing disposable NPWT

July 19, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., have introduced a bill to put disposable negative pressure wound therapy devices on a level playing field with non-disposable NPWT devices. Specifically, the Better Wound Care at Home Act would standardize payment methodology nationally by applying a neutral wage index for payments made to home health agencies; clarify that payments to HHAs for disposable NPWT devices are to be made for the device itself, not accompanying...

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InfuSystem enters NPWT market

February 11, 2020HME News Staff

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. - InfuSystem Holdings, a provider of infusion pumps and related DME support services, has added negative pressure wound therapy to its Integrated Therapy Service platform. InfuSystem's solutions will now include providing DME, overseeing logistics, supplying biomedical services and managing third-party billing for the product category. The provider added NPWT after a “premier global health care services company (sought) out InfuSystem and (its) expertise in providing...

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KCI sells to 3M

May 3, 2019HME News Staff

SAN ANTONIO and NEW YORK - A consortium of funds led by Apax Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Acelity and its KCI subsidiaries worldwide to 3M for about $6.725 billion.KCI markets a broad range of negative pressure wound therapy, specialty surgical and advanced wound care dress products in about 90 countries.“Today, KCI embarks upon a new era,” said R. Andrew Eckert, CEO of Acelity. “Backed by the resources and expertise of 3M, KCI will be able to offer clinicians...

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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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New competition in the NPWT market?

April 15, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Could this be competition for the negative pressure folks? An MIT doctoral student has invented a hand-powered suction healing system. The kicker here: It costs about $3, a far cry from the $3,604 providers pay for new pumps. According to an article in Fast Company Magazine: The device, which has been field-tested in Haiti, is composed of an airtight wound dressing, connected by a plastic tube to a cylinder with accordion-like folds. Squeezing it creates the suction, which lasts as long as there's...

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Smith & Nephew remains positive

March 24, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Smith & Nephew first entered the negative pressure wound therapy market in 2007 when it bought Blue Sky Medical, but the company has a long track record--150 years--of working in wound care. The NPWT market, currently about $1.2 billion annually in the United States, presents a "big, attractive opportunity," says Tom Dugan, president, North America for Smith & Nephew advanced wound management. HME News: Is the negative pressure market still considered a young market? Tom Dugan: It's not a mature...

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