Also Noted

Philips Respironics recalls 600 vents

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02/20/2014

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics initiated a worldwide recall of 600 Trilogy Ventilators, models 100, 200 and 202, according to a Feb. 19 release.

ResMed founder named to CONNECT Hall of Fame

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02/20/2014

SAN DIEGO – ResMed Founder Peter Farrell has been inducted into the CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame for his work in sleep and respiratory medicine, the company announced Feb. 19.

CGS launches manual wheelchair review

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02/20/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – High strength, lightweight manual wheelchairs will be the subject of a service-specific prepayment review because of their high claims payment error rate, CGS, the Jurisdiction C DME MAC, announced Feb. 18.

CareCentrix, Cigna stick together

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02/19/2014

HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix has re-upped its partnership with Cigna, inking a five-year agreement to coordinate home health services, including nursing, home infusion and HME to its members, according to a press release.

Patent tug-of-war continues

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02/19/2014

SAN DIEGO – Apex Medical has initiated challenges to four ResMed patents, it announced today. Apex has initiated challenges in the European Patent Office, the German Federal Patent Court, and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office.

INGN opens for trading

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02/18/2014

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen (INGN) opened for trading on the NASDAQ on Feb. 14, pricing about 4.4 million shares of its stock at $16 per share, the low end of an expected range of $16 to $18. On Feb. 18, the company’s stock was trading at $15.28 per share.

Sleep apnea study reaches milestone

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02/18/2014

ANDOVER, Mass. – The Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints Study (SAVE) has enrolled 2,500 patients, Royal Philips, a major sponsor, announced Feb. 18. The patients are spread across seven countries, and 84 hospitals and medical institutions.

House passes sleep apnea bill

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02/14/2014

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Feb. 11 passed a bill that would require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to go through a rulemaking process before implementing a new sleep apnea policy. The bill, introduced by Reps.

Colonial Medical forms strategic partnerships

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02/14/2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – Colonial Medical Supplies, which was awarded more than 600 contracts in nearly every competitive bidding area (CBA), has become a minority shareholder of Airlife Medical in Auburndale, Fla.

MAC publishes prepay reviews for support surfaces, glucose monitors

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02/13/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – The claim error rate for Group 2 pressure reducing support surfaces (E0277) was 74% between July 1, 2013, and Sept. 31, 2013, according to a prepay review by National Government Services (NGS), the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B.

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