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Philips updates safety notice for certain BiPAPs 

May 28, 2024HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Philips has provided an update on a field safety notice affecting certain Philips Respironics ventilators due to a potential device alarm-related issue.  The company first notified customers of the safety notice in March.  Philips provided the following update:  Philips Respironics notified customers of the BiPAP A30, BiPAP A40, BiPAP V30 and OmniLab Advanced Plus ventilators of a potential issue affecting approximately 100,000...

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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...

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Elliot Campbell

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Philips exit skews vent market

March 1, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – With its Trilogy EVO considered the standard bearer, the decision by Philips to exit the home ventilator market in the U.S. is a tough hit, but “business goes on,” say industry players.  “Philips was the industry leader for NIV therapy,” said Elliot Campbell, executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Whitmore Lake, Mich.-based Trace Medical, a supplier of rental ventilators nationally. “But our customers have been in flux...

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Providers

Providers feel squeezed in wake of Philips exit

February 2, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Even after enduring the roller-coaster of doing business with Philips Respironics the past few years, providers were still shocked by the company’s recent announcement that it would stop selling certain respiratory products.  Philips on Jan. 25 announced that it would discontinue selling 19 products in the U.S., including items subject to a recall, like the Trilogy 100/200/202 portable home ventilators. The company will service many of the products until Jan....

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Elliot Campbell

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Trace Medical gets ahead of ‘seismic shift’

November 21, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WHITMORE LAKE, Mich. – Trace Medical believes its new distribution agreement with Outset Medical well positions its HME providers to add another profitable product category to their portfolios that has the potential to be provided more widely in the home.  HME providers have made great strides in providing ventilator care and other clinical products and services in the home – and now it’s time for the same to happen to dialysis treatment, says Elliot Campbell.  “We...

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Casey Hoyt

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Viemed zeroes in on organic growth

November 3, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAFAYETTE, La. – Organic growth is the “highest priority” for Viemed Healthcare, said company execs on a recent call to discuss financial results for the third quarter.  For the quarter, the company saw 11% sequential growth in its sleep business, which now comprises 17% of Viemed’s product mix, driven by the “springboard” acquisition of HMP in June.  “We’ve consistently demonstrated that we are in a position to grow independently, leveraging...

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Casey Hoyt

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Viemed excels at balancing act

August 11, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare is already seeing gains from its recent acquisition of Home Medical Products and the company is “orchestrating the next chapter of its growth story,” said CEO Casey Hoyt.  Viemed finalized the acquisition of Tennessee-based HMP on June 1 and has worked diligently to integrate its operations and employees, Hoyt says.  “We closed the deal and had our team up at their offices the following week and training their folks on how...

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Mississippi providers score win on NIV guidance

July 27, 2023HME News Staff

JACKSON, Miss. – BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi has updated its policy guidance to un-cap non-invasive ventilator rentals and update oxygen rentals in accordance with CMS guidelines. The new guidelines go into effect Aug. 1, 2023, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare. The Mississippi Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (MSAMES) has engaged in persistent advocacy with policymakers and payers in the state to strengthen access to this critically important equipment, AAHomecare says....

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Elliot Campbell

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It’s ‘full speed ahead’ at Trace Medical 

July 5, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WHITMORE LAKE, Mich. – Trace Medical now has both feet firmly in the biomedical services space, it has officially launched its myTrace asset tracking program and its ventilator rental business is “growing like crazy,” says Elliot Campbell.  Trace Medical began offering biomed services earlier this year with its acquisitions of Medequip Service Solutions in Arkansas and Bio-One in Michigan.  “This is our full speed ahead in the biomed space,” said...

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FDA extends EUA for vents, other devices 

March 27, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced in the Federal Register that the Emergency Use Authorization for certain ventilators and PAP and RAD devices will be in effect until Nov. 7, 2023, 180 days beyond the end of the public health emergency on May 11.  The EUA, which was issued under separate authority from the PHE, allows for certain vents, PAP and RAD devices to be used by patients, even though they haven’t gone through the formal FDA clearance process....

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