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In brief: Vent study, Itamar acquisition, PHE extension 

January 15, 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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ZOLL partners with CAIRE for vent-POC package

October 21, 2020HME News Staff

CHELMSFORD, Mass. - ZOLL Medical has exclusive rights to distribute CAIRE's SAROS 4000 portable oxygen concentrator in all markets outside of the U.S. in combination with its EMV+ ventilator. By combining SAROS with the EMV+, remote medics will be able to deliver oxygen-enriched critical care ventilation and oxygenation therapy without the use of oxygen cylinders, which present refilling and logistical challenges, and are a hazardous threat in armed conflicts, the companies say. “The logistical...

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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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ATS, ResMed award $100,000 grant for vent research

February 13, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - Dr. Jeremy Orr of the University of California, San Diego, has been awarded the new ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship in Noninvasive Ventilation in COPD. Dr. Orr's $100,000 award will support his research focused on the impact of NIV on cardiovascular biomarkers in COPD. “Noninvasive ventilation during sleep is one of the few treatments in COPD that improves survival, but we don't really understand the underlying mechanisms,” Orr said. “This grant will facilitate...

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Vents: RACs join the party

January 26, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - The national recovery audit contractor for HME has set its sights on ventilators, but that's no big surprise, industry stakeholders say.The Medicare Administrative Contractors are already auditing vents, and the Office of Inspector General has included the product category in past work plans.“I think it's a no-brainer for the RACs to say, 'Hey let's audit this, too,'” said Kim Brummett, vice president of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare.Performant Recovery announced in January...

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VOCSN: 'Not just another ventilator'

April 14, 2017HME News Staff

BOTHELL, Wash. - Ventec Life Systems has received FDA 510(k) clearance of its VOCSN, a unified respiratory systems for ventilator patients. VOCSN combines five respiratory therapies—ventilation, oxygen, cough, suction and nebulization—and is designed to improve care for patients with neuromuscular disease, impaired lung function, spinal cord injury and pediatric development complications. The system is designed for use in hospital institutional, transport and home settings, and enables...

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Vents: More legislative activity to come

November 29, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - If two major manufacturers have their way, there will be other ventilator-related bills introduced in Congress.Bills known as The BREATH Act have already been introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate—they would establish policies and standards for determining appropriate use for vents, and would increase Medicare reimbursement for the product category by 20% on Jan. 1, 2017. The bills have zero co-sponsors in the House (H.R. 6012) and three co-sponsors in...

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Respironics recalls V60 vents

June 25, 2013HME News Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Respironics California, a Philips Healthcare business, has announced that its worldwide recall of about 19,200 V60 ventilators has been designated a Class I recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On June 4, Respironics initiated a voluntary recall to correct a software issue that may cause the vents to shut down. On June 17, following a review, the FDA notified Respironics of the Class I designation, meaning “there is a reasonable probability that the use...

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HME News TV: Have vent, can travel

September 26, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAS VEGAS - Some people take their work home with them. Provider Carlia Cichon went one better when she brought one of her ventilator patients with her to Medtrade Spring. "He's been working for us as a consultant and we wanted to let him know that he can get out," said Cichon, owner of Madison Heights, Mich.-based Advent Home Medical, in an interview with HME News TV. "The majority of our patients are on life support, and I have quite a few patients that are counting on our report back to them,...

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