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MEDCAC agrees patients need access to appropriate respiratory devices

July 30, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee agreed that there is a need for COPD patients to access the respiratory device that is best suited for their condition, during a virtual meeting last week, according to AAHomecare. The committee met to discuss the use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for COPD patients and to advise CMS on coverage criteria for devices such as CPAP, BiPAP and ventilators. The committee also agreed there is no evidence to support...

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CQRC backs AHRQ report

March 3, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has highlighted a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that found patients who use home respiratory therapies tend to experience better health outcomes than those who do not. The AHRQ, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, analyzed 68 studies covering 53,733 patients to evaluate home noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in adults with chronic respiratory failure in terms of initiation,...

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Philips expands Dream family of respiratory devices

March 7, 2017HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - Royal Philips has expanded its Dream Family of products with the DreamStation Advanced Therapies BiPAP autoSV and AVAPS devices to provide care for patients with complex ventilation needs. The devices are currently available in select markets in the U.S., France and Australia, and will be available globally by the end of this year. They aim to deliver optimal ventilation with minimal intervention so patients experience comfortable, restful sleep and quality of life. The...

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Combined therapy for COPD patients works, study says

September 6, 2016HME News Staff

LONDON - Adding home non-invasive ventilation to home oxygen therapy decreases the risk of re-hospitalization for COPD patients, according to a study presented this week at the 2016 European Respiratory Society International Congress. Patients in the study who received home non-invasive ventilation in addition to home oxygen therapy had a 51% decreased risk of re-hospitalization or death compared to those who received oxygen therapy alone. Patients who received home non-invasive ventilation went...

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