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Non-invasive vents decrease mortality, hospitalization, ER visits, Viemed study shows 

January 11, 2021HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare has published a study that shows non-invasive ventilation at home improves survival and decreases health care utilization in Medicare beneficiaries with COPD with chronic respiratory failure.  “This study is the first of its kind published in the U.S. and represents a significant milestone in our mission of educating the medical community on the benefits of NIVH,” said Casey Hoyt, Viemed CEO. “The data supports...

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Study backs up safety, effectiveness of home infusion, NHIA says

August 20, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Patients are overwhelmingly satisfied with their home infusion experience, according to the results of the National Home Infusion Foundation's annual study. When asked if they were satisfied with the overall quality of services on a five-point scale, respondents reported a mean score of 4.7 out of 5. “These study results reinforce that patients are able to receive infusion treatments safely and effectively in their homes and that the home setting remains a preferred site of...

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Inspire touts therapy specifically for Medicare patients

May 17, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MINNEAPOLIS - Inspire Medical Systems has announced the results of a study that shows Medicare-aged patients, in particular, respond well to and adhere to its therapy. The study, led by physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, followed 235 Medicare-aged patients and 365 younger-aged patients and collected information on sleep apnea severity, quality of life and any complications with the procedure. The results demonstrated that, while all patients positively responded to Inspire therapy,...

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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...

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VGM tallies costs by region

August 7, 2018HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group has released the results of a “Delivery Cost Survey” that puts into perspective how costly it is for HME providers to provide patients with the necessary equipment.In New England, for example, providers report that it costs them $22.43 in vehicle costs per delivery and $18 in labor costs per hour, according to the survey. When you take into account the 23.33 miles from business to home and the 31.67 minutes it takes for in-home set up, that's an average...

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New study highlights bid program's flaws

July 20, 2018HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - Add the Pacific Research Institute to the long list of economists and researchers who believe CMS's current competitive bidding program for HME is inefficient at best and dangerous at worst.PRI's study, “Reforming CMS' Competitive Bidding Process to Improve Quality and Sustainability,” borrows on the work of Peter Cramton, an economist and outspoken critic of the program, and research firms like Dobson DaVanzo & Associates.“Medicare patients are receiving lower quality...

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CPAP therapy reduces risk of heart failure for all, study finds

July 17, 2018HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Sleep apnea not treated with CPAP therapy was associated with an increased risk of heart failure in patients of all ages, according to a nationwide cohort study recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Using nationwide databases, the study followed the entire Danish population from 2000 until 2012. Patients with sleep apnea receiving and not receiving CPAP therapy were identified and compared with the background population. The primary end point was first-time...

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New study links non-adherence to CPAP therapy to hospital readmissions

February 23, 2018HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Non-adherence to CPAP therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions, according to a study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea published in the Feb. 15 issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.Non-adherent patients were three times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days for any cause, the study shows."Until now no one has investigated the role of CPAP non-adherence in 30-day readmissions as an independent risk factor...

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Study: Hospitals can help diagnose sleep apnea

January 3, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - A ResMed-funded study makes the case for hospitals screening patients for sleep apnea before they're discharged to improve their chances of long-term survival. As part of the study, published in the American Journal of Medicine, more than 5,000 hospitalized patients were screened for sleep apnea and 18.7% were estimated to have the condition. Those who tested positive were placed on CPAP therapy post-discharge, and those who were adherent in the first three months improved their chance...

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Telemonitoring improves CPAP adherence, study finds

September 12, 2017HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - The use of CPAP telemonitoring with automated feedback messaging improved 90-day adherence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, according to a ResMed-supported study published in American Journal of Respiratory and Clinical Care Medicine. The four-arm, randomized, factorial-design clinical trial enrolled 1,455 patients referred for suspected OSA. Of those, 956 underwent home sleep apnea testing and 556 were prescribed CPAP. Two telemedicine interventions were implemented: web-based...

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