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Travel CPAP ready for 'next wave'

April 6, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Providers expect to see sales of travel CPAPs increase as the devices become more visible in the public domain.“You had the initial surge of early adopters who tend to be early tech adopters,” said Jay Levitt, founder of San Diego-based Lofta. “Now we are seeing a bigger second wave, in which people are seeing them being used on airplanes or reading accolades about them. People are buying them.”There are four primary travel devices currently on the market:...

Human Design, Lofta, ResMed, respironics, somnetics, travel CPAP


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In brief: Temporary payment for home infusion passes House, Stratice partners with athenahealth

July 28, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill that reforms several Medicare benefits, including home infusion and O&P, sailed through the House of Representatives last week.H.R. 3178, the “Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017,” includes a provision that would create a temporary payment for home infusion therapy to close a gap created by another bill, the 21st Century Cures Act. The Cures Act requires Medicare to pay for services associated with providing Part B drugs, but not until 2021. Meanwhile, a second...

home infusion, Invacare, National Seating & Mobility, respironics, SoClean, Stratice, WHILL


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Philips shifts workers

July 27, 2017HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Royal Philips has relocated more than 100 employees to a new 14,000-square-foot space in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood, where they are closer to universities, medical centers, research partners and innovation leaders, the company announced in a press release. “Working in close proximity to hospitals, universities, and start-ups alike will enable us to incubate our regional research partnerships and, ultimately, accelerate our ability to develop new solutions to drive...

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In brief: ResMed, Philips highlight research on World Sleep Day, national specialty pharmacy providers merge

March 17, 2017HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM - Adults recognize that sleep is important, but they still prioritize other things in their lives over sleep, according to a new international survey published by Royal Philips on World Sleep Day.Ninety-two percent of 6,461 adults across five countries who were surveyed by Harris Poll said sleep is crucial to their overall health and wellbeing. They say even one bad night of sleep can result in looking tired, being less productive and feeling unmotivated.Yet 84% of adults say other things...

PharMerica, respironics, Royal Philips, Somnoware, World Sleep Day


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Respironics passes FAA test

July 22, 2016HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Respironics announced July 21 that its SimplyGo Mini portable oxygen concentrator conforms to all applicable Federal Aviation Administration requirements for carriage and in-flight use onboard aircraft. SimplyGo Mini is now a new option for HME providers to offer active respiratory patients, following the legacy of its predecessor, the SimplyGo. “With its lightweight design and reliable therapy delivery system, SimplyGo Mini empowers patients who struggle with respiratory...

FAA, POC, respironics, travel


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Pricing structure costs Respironics $34.8M

March 25, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - HME providers must now pay for automated resupply services from Respironics regardless of whether or not they buy the company's products.Respironics, one of the “big three” manufacturers of sleep therapy products, changed the pricing structure for medSage services to a per-patient, per-month fee for all providers, in the wake of a whistleblower lawsuit and investigation by the Department of Justice that has cost the company millions of dollars to settle.“As the...

DOJ, respironics, resupply


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Respironics to pay $34.8M over re-supply program

March 23, 2016HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Respironics has agreed to pay $34.8 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations for paying kickbacks to DME providers that bought its CPAP masks, the Department of Justice has announced.The government alleges that from April 2012 to November 2015 Respironics waved the per-patient per-month fee for its medSage automated resupply services for DME providers that bought the company's masks. If they used a competitor's masks, the company charged a fee.“The payment...

Anti-Kickback Statute, CPAP masks, False Claims Act, lawsuit, re-supply, respironics


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In brief: Big names partner for sleep, Etac reorganizes

March 4, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and IBM have partnered on a SleepHealth app for the iPhone and Apple Watch and a SleepHealth Research Study to help identify connections between sleep habits and health outcomes.The project uses the open source ResearchKit framework designed by Apple to allow participants to complete tasks and submit surveys from the SleepHealth app. That data will be stored on the Watson Health Cloud, where researchers will be...

American Sleep apnea association, Convaid, Medela, RESNA, respironics


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Philips responds to ResMed study

May 20, 2015HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - In the wake of a failed study by ResMed, Philips Respironics is recommending that clinicians not use Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV) therapy, due to an increased risk of death in trial patients. ResMed announced May 13 that a phase III trial designed to assess whether treating moderate to severe predominant central sleep apnea with ASV therapy found a 10% per year mortality rate of trial patients, vs. 7.5% for the control group. Philips is working with ResMed to better understand...

ResMed, respironics


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In brief: Drive Medical buys in Europe, The Compliance Team expands service

July 11, 2014HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Drive Medical has acquired Dupont Medical, a manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products in France. Based in Frouard, Dupont manufactures and distributes everything from wheelchairs to homecare beds to patient lifts. The company also manufactures diagnostic devices, emergency equipment and medical instruments for doctors and other healthcare professionals. The deal will further expand Drive's presence in Europe. In May, the company acquired several product lines from...

drive, FDA, NovaSom, respironics, The Compliance Team


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