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In brief: Medicare audits, Anthem rate cuts, NC win

July 10, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Starting Aug. 3, auditors will restart their audit functions, according to a recently published FAQ from CMS.If selected for review, HME providers should discuss with their contractor any COVID-19-related hardships they are experiencing that could affect audit response timeliness, states the guidance.CMS says all reviews will be conducted in accordance with statutory and regulatory provisions, as well as related billing and coding requirements. Waivers and flexibilities in place at the...

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Philips Respironics launches Mask Selector

July 10, 2020HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Respironics has officially launched its Philips Respironics Mask Selector, a 3D facial scanning solution that helps HME providers find the best mask fit for their patients. Each scan captures 150 frames and 15 million points of facial geography data. Philips' proprietary algorithm can then identify the 46,200 data points most critical to provide an accurate and precise mask recommendation. “This data-driven solution can not only help DMEs and sleep labs operate more...

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Philips Respironics ramps up vent production

April 3, 2020HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Respironics has committed to doubling its hospital ventilator production by May and quadrupling it by the third quarter. It is hiring dozens of new workers and says its existing workforce remains committed to producing this high-quality, much-needed equipment. “The urgency and fluidity of the situation continues to impact our business, our customers and our employees around the world,” says John Frank, business leader, Sleep and Respiratory Care, Philips. “As...

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Vendors

Philips aims to reduce refits

September 3, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH - Philips Respironics offered a sneak peek of the Philips Respironics Mask Selector (PRMS) at SLEEP 2019 in June, a tool that uses 3D technology to find the best mask for patients.The PRMS uses a proprietary algorithm; 3D scanning through an exclusive partner, Bellus3D; and a questionnaire to help providers recommend a personalized mask type, and mask and cushion size. “What we're trying to do is move mask design from an art to a science,” said Kevin Coldren, director of product...

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Philips: Quality sleep remains elusive

March 8, 2019HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Forty-four percent of adults worldwide and 42% of American adults say their sleep has worsened in the past five years, according to the findings from Philips Respironics' annual report, “The Global Pursuit of Better Sleep Health.” In a survey of more than 11,000 adults in 12 countries, 8 in 10 adults want to improve their quality of sleep but 60% have not sought professional medical help. Eighty-three percent of American adults believe sleep has an impact on their overall...

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Business Development

Sleep market embraces tech

May 29, 2018John Andrews

Seeking encouraging news among the chronic beleaguerment in the HME market can be a challenge, but one area where providers may find hope is with sleep therapy. As the category matures, awareness of obstructive sleep apnea is growing among the public and in the physician community, where more patients are being prescribed CPAP therapy.VGM Respiratory, a division of Waterloo, Iowa-based VGM Group, has seen the growth firsthand.“Family practice and internal medicine physicians, as well as nurse...

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Providers

Remote setups offer providers, patients flexibility

March 21, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Giving homecare providers more setup options allows them to serve more patients—and that's good for both providers and patients.“At current reimbursement rates, DME providers have had to scale back staff and service areas,” says Tony Ross, senior marketing manager for Philips Respironics.“(Remote setups) afford DME providers the flexibility to serve these remote patients and ensure they get the products they need, even when a technician is not able to drive to the patient's...

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Home Oxygen Company, Philips partner on 'virtual' model

February 23, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MODESTO, Calif. - Provider Todd Usher says there's a better way to get patients set up on oxygen and it doesn't involve delivery trucks.The owner of Home Oxygen Company recently took part in a pilot program with Philips Respironics for “virtual” home delivery of POCs. The provider took care of all intake processes, like verifying eligibility. The manufacturer then shipped the equipment to the patient and provided documented education over the phone with a respiratory therapist....

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Business Development

CPAP systems evolve to meet demand

May 23, 2017John Andrews

Greater public awareness of obstructive sleep apnea, ongoing technological advancements and stronger patient compliance are all contributing factors in the continued viability of the sleep therapy industry, market specialists say. If anything, they say the upside is still high and wide for providers.The sleep market is barely out of its nascent stage, working to overcome obstacles like apnea patient compliance with CPAP therapy. Over the years, manufacturers have steadily focused on improving the...

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Somnoware taps into Respironics' EncoreAnywhere

March 17, 2017HME News Staff

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Somnoware says Philips Respironics has agreed to give it direct access to all CPAP usage data stored in the EncoreAnywhere patient management system with consent from the physician or health system. As a result, the data will be accessible to independent and network practices via Somnoware's new care management module. By having access to this data, sleep physicians can use Somnoware's module to set up their patients with CPAP devices faster and provide them with better long-term...

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