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Aeroflow applauds vents decision

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05/22/2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare will be able to provide even more support for its patients now that North Carolina Medicaid reimburses for home non-invasive ventilators. “For years, N.C.

CMS adds templates for RADs, PAPs and vents

Of the three, RADs top the improper payment rate at 63%
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04/20/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS unveiled the first drafts of clinical templates for respiratory-related items at a Special Open Door Forum April 19.

In brief: Invacare reduces workforce, Gilligan replaces Diamond at Drive

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12/08/2017

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will reduce its workforce by about 110 employees to generate $8.5 million in pre-tax savings, the company announced Dec. 7.

Vent bill back in play

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12/05/2017

WASHINGTON – Three senators have introduced a bill that would, they say, establish a clear medical guideline for non-invasive ventilators, the VGM Group reports.

OIG details spike in vent billing

For E0464, Medicare paid 215,379 claims in 2015 vs. 2,258 claims in 2009, according to new report
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09/27/2016

WASHINGTON – Medicare paid 85 times more claims for noninvasive ventilators in 2015 than it did in 2009, says a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Vents: Stakeholders disagree on way forward

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09/23/2016

WASHINGTON – Despite widespread agreement that the ventilator product category needs major improvements, the HME industry is divided on how that should be done.

In brief: Vent bill drops in House, hospitals slam bid program

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09/16/2016

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has followed the Senate and introduced a bill last week that would increase Medicare reimbursement for ventilators by 20% on Jan. 1, 2017.

Vent reform now has support in both House, Senate

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09/16/2016

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has followed the Senate and introduced a bill this week that would increase Medicare reimbursement for ventilators by 20% on Jan.

ResMed documents family’s travel with vents

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08/31/2016

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has produced a documentary film featuring a family that decides to continue to travel and enjoy the outdoors despite having two children living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Respironics connects vents to care management app

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07/22/2016

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics announced July 21 that its Trilogy family of portable ventilators will be activated to connect to its Care Orchestrator care management application later this year.

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