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FDA announces Ventec vent recall 

March 11, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of the Ventec Life Systems VOCSN patient breathing package (pediatric, active, oxygen, blue) for a manufacturing issue with its bonded spiral wrap. The recall, a Class I or most serious type of recall, is a correction, not a product removal. The issue: The spiral wrap detaching before or during ventilation, with the potential of compromising the structural integrity and functionality or of causing blockage, stoppage or...

Recall, Ventec, ventilators, VOCSN

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In brief: Permobil white paper, Walgreens investment, new partnerships

October 1, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Permobil has published a new white paper on the benefits of standing power wheelchairs that draws from reviews from 41 publications, usage data from Permobil Connect and an internal survey.  Top takeaways include:  The positive effects on pressure relief for skin, bone mineral density and bowel/bladder function in users.  Improved mental health and self-esteem, and the increased ability to communicate and perform daily activities.  Ability to better...

2021, A/R Allegiance Group, Breg, Medtrade, Parachute Health, Permobil, Ventec, Walgreens Boots

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GM passes torch to Ventec, after completing order

September 2, 2020HME News Staff

KOKOMO, Ind. - General Motors and Ventec Life Systems delivered its 30,000th V+Pro critical care ventilator to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Aug. 31. The two companies completed the full federal order in just 154 days, completing one vent about every seven minutes. “Our drive to put critical care ventilators into production was fueled by thousands of people at GM, Ventec and our suppliers, who all wanted to do their part to help saves lives during the pandemic,”...

Contract, Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Vent, Ventec

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CMS makes change to multi-function vents permanent

June 9, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Starting April 20, CMS permanently suspended claims editing for multi-function ventilators when there are claims for separate devices in history that have not met their reasonable useful lifetime, according to a revised MLN Matters article.Effective immediately, DME suppliers may provide and bill for multi-function vents described by code E0467 as an upgrade in situations where beneficiaries only meet the coverage criteria for a vent.Ventec Life Systems, which makes the VOCSN multi-function...

Coverage, Multi-function ventilators, Ventec, VOCSN

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In brief: AAH reports numerous updates, Golden Technologies makes masks for Geisinger

March 27, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS recently updated its COVID-19 FAQ to include coverage for home oxygen for patients diagnosed with the disease.The agency is currently reviewing the NCDs and LCDs to determine if there are other regulatory barriers that can be removed during this emergency and will provide an update soon, AAHomecare reports.Other developments, according to the association:. Performant Recovery, the DMEPOS RAC, is following CMS's COVID-19 emergency guidance and holding off on new audits. Starting March...

AAHomecare, DarioHealth, Home Oxygen, Invacare, Ventec

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Ventec partners with GM to ramp up production

March 24, 2020HME News Staff

BOTELL, Wash. - Ventec Life Systems is collaborating with GM to increase production of its respiratory care products to support the growing fight against the coronavirus pandemic.Ventec will leverage GM's logistics, purchasing and manufacturing expertise to build more of its VOCSN multi-function ventilators.“With GM's help, Ventec will increase ventilator production,” said Chris Kiple, CEO. “By tapping their expertise, GM is enabling us to get more ventilators to more hospitals...

GM, Ventec, ventilators

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Ventec connects VOCSN

November 8, 2019HME News Staff

BOTHELL, Wash. - Ventec Life Systems, the manufacturer of the VOCSN multi-function ventilator, has launched VOCSN Multi-View to provide patient trending and monitoring across multiple therapies. Mult-View is designed to summarize patient data and create trend reports to facilitate actionable and informed treatment decisions and care plans, drive proactive interventions, control costs and deliver seamless care across providers from hospital to home, company officials say. “Multi-View now provides...

Connected, Multi-function ventilator, Technology, Ventec, VOCSN

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Short takes from AAH: Ventec, Williard, supplier numbers

December 13, 2018HME News Staff

AAHomecare has a new corporate partner: Ventec Life Systems. The company, which makes the multi-function ventilator VOCSN, has joined the association to help advocate for respiratory suppliers and patients, with a particular interest in ensuring Medicare doesn't include vents in the next round of competitive bidding. “Competitive bidding reimbursement rates limit access to innovative technology for the sickest patients in home care,” said Chris Kiple, president and COO of Ventec. “Without...

AAHomecare, Laura Williard, Number of suppliers, Ventec

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