Also Noted

Study: Increase physical activity, decrease risk of OSA

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06/26/2020

DARIEN, Ill. – Increased physical activity is associated with a lower risk of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study* published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Low rates in effect for Medtrade

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06/26/2020

ATLANTA – SmartSaver rates are in effect for Medtrade, Nov. 2-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, through Aug. 14.

Short take: NEMEP

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06/26/2020

Save the date: The Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association has announced it will hold a virtual conference the week of Sept. 28.

WHO warns of oxygen shortage

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06/25/2020

GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization is warning of a shortage of oxygen concentrators as the number of cases of COVID-19 increases around the globe.

People news at Change Healthcare

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06/25/2020

Change Healthcare has announced that Bansi Nagji, president, health care at GoodRx, and former executive vice president and chief strategy and business development office at McKesson, has been appointed to its board of directors.

Apria marks 25th anniversary

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06/24/2020

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare is celebrating 25 years in business.

New app supports users in selecting manual wheelchairs

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06/24/2020

NEW YORK – The United Spinal Association and the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh have co-developed a new app that informs and encourages consumers and their families to play an active role in buying, using and maintaining their manual wheelchairs.

CMS reviews NIV therapy for chronic respiratory failure

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06/24/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS on July 22 will conduct a virtual Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee meeting to review the evidence specific to the home use of non-invasive ventilators by patients with chronic respiratory failure consequent to COPD.

NHIF releases industry trends report

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06/23/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Home and specialty infusion represents a $19 billion industry serving more than 3.2 million patients annually, according to the National Home Infusion Foundation’s Infusion Industry Trend 2020 report.

Inovalon to provide DME solution for Cardinal Health

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06/19/2020

BOWIE, Md. – Inovalon has inked a five-year deal with Cardinal Health to provide its ScriptMed Cloud platform to Cardinal’s DME and medical supplies business.

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