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Philips launches travel CPAP device

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04/11/2017

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Philips has released a compact, travel-ready CPAP device called the DreamStation Go. The device weighs just 1.86 pounds and comes in two models: a fixed-pressure unit called the Pro; and an Auto CPAP that is auto-titrating.

Smith & Nephew begins distributing patient monitoring system

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04/11/2017

LONDON – Smith & Nephew has signed a distribution agreement with Leaf Healthcare, a developer of a wireless patient monitoring system for pressure ulcer/injury prevention.

Oklahoma considers steep cuts for Medicaid

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04/11/2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has had to map out budget scenarios for the upcoming fiscal year based on a 5% to 15% reduction in state appropriations, according to Tulsa World.

Study: ASV improves compliance

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04/07/2017

SAN DIEGO – Patients with obstructive sleep apnea who develop central sleep apnea are more compliant when they switch from CPAP to adaptive servo-ventilation, according to a new study.

Option Care earns perfect accreditation score

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04/07/2017

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care earned a perfect score on its URAC Specialty Pharmacy accreditation for its corporate as well as three specialty pharmacy centers of excellence in Chicago, Los Angeles and Panama City, Fla.

Familiar faces, ‘fresh blood,’ encouraged to submit proposals

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04/07/2017

ATLANTA – Time is running out to submit presentation ideas for Medtrade. Potential speakers must submit presentations for review by April 27. Medtrade 2017 takes place Oct. 23-26 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

People: Joe Lewarski

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04/07/2017

Joseph Lewarski, vice president of Global Respiratory and Sleep for Drive DeVilbiss, will speak at the American Association for Respiratory Care’s 70th Anniversary Conference at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History April 22.

NHIA publishes survey questions

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04/06/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has published “Uniform Patient Satisfaction Survey Questions for Home Infusion Providers.” The 12 questions will enable providers to collect consistent data to be used for research and benchmarking.

ResMed, ATS partner on NIV grant

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04/06/2017

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has funded a new $100,000 two-year grant with the American Thoracic Society to research non-invasive ventilation for COPD patients. COPD affects 65 million people worldwide and is the third leading cause of death, according to a press release.

AAHomecare calls for audit data

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04/06/2017

WASHINGTON – The next submission round for AAHomecare’s HME Audit Key opens April 17.

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