Also Noted

Philips buys maker of respiratory vest

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05/30/2017

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire Respiratory Technologies, the maker of an airway clearance solution for patients with chronic respiratory conditions, like COPD and cystic fibrosis.

SBA, CMS to attend Heartland session

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05/26/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Representatives from CMS and the Small Business Administration will participate in panel discussion at the VGM Heartland Conference in June.

Tactile Systems launches system to treat head and neck lymphedema

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05/26/2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Tactile Systems Technology has launched Flexitouch, a pneumatic compression system to treat head and neck lymphedema at home.

NHLBI introduces ‘COPD roadmap’

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05/25/2017

BETHESDA, Md. – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has released a COPD National Action Plan to offer a roadmap for addressing the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Survey: Home oxygen therapy inadequate, say patients

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05/25/2017

BOSTON – Home oxygen patients say they are unable to access equipment to meet their needs, according to a new survey unveiled at ATS 2017 this week.

What do Medicare beneficiaries spend for care?

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05/25/2017

WASHINGTON – More than one-quarter of Medicare beneficiaries, or 15 million people, spend 20% or more of their incomes on premiums plus medical care, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund.

Clinicians speak out on bid program

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05/24/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care, the advocacy arm of The VGM Group, has released a video featuring damning testimony from clinicians on Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Medicaid Fraud Control Units recover about $36 million from DME in 2016

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05/24/2017

WASHINGTON – Medicaid Fraud Control Units made 29 criminal convictions and 56 civil settlements and judgments involving DMEPOS providers in fiscal year 2016, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published in May.

Soleo Health helps to ramp up home infusion advocacy

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05/24/2017

MCKINNEY, Texas – Soleo Health, a national provider of specialty home and alternate-site infusion services, has joined Keep My Infusion Care at Home, an industry backed coalition that advocates for Medicare patients who are losing access to their treatment.

F&P Healthcare grew homecare revenues by 4% in 2017

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05/23/2017

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported net profit after tax of NZ$169.2 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, an increase of 18% over the previous year.

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