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In brief: Package includes change to ordering, Aeroflow launches investment division

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04/03/2020

WASHINGTON – The stimulus package passed March 27 also includes provisions that allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists to order DMEPOS and home health services for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, AAHomecare reports.

Sleep apnea sufferers downplay treatment, Philips survey finds

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03/03/2020

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Thirty percent of people with sleep apnea somewhat or completely agree that they don’t think it’s necessary to be treated for sleep apnea, according to a

Connectivity 'elevates" home oxygen therapy

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01/06/2020

Oxygen therapy has always been the lifeblood of the HME respiratory provider’s business as companies offer a range of therapies, modalities and services to their patients.

Philips connects care for Humana

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12/10/2019

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips is collaborating with Humana to improve care and health outcomes for select high-risk Medicare Advantage members. Humana has implemented two programs that leverage Philips’ medical alert services and remote member monitoring solutions.

Philips launches CPAP alternative

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09/18/2019

AMSTERDAM – Philips has commercially launched NightBalance, a mask-free CPAP alternative for patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea. People with positional OSA experience higher breathing disturbances while sleeping on their backs as opposed to their sides.

In brief: RAC audits test strips, Medicare overpays for PSG

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06/21/2019

WASHINGTON – Performant, the national RAC for DME, received approval from CMS on June 14 to audit blood glucose test strips (A4253) nationwide.

Philips sleep headband takes flight

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06/18/2019

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – The SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband from Royal Philips will be used in research funded by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), a virtual institute empowered by the NASA Human Research Program, for two studies evaluatin

Are POCs becoming modality of choice?

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05/31/2019

Driven by growing consumer demand, portable oxygen concentrators are becoming more mainstream in the HME industry.

COPD initiative shows reduction in readmissions, costs

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05/15/2019

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – A collaboration between Philips and healthcare providers resulted in an 80% reduction in acute readmissions for COPD patients and saved $1.3 million, the company shared at ATS 2019 this month.

In brief: PFQC launches consumer survey, NSM doubles down on Canada

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04/05/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care has launched a survey for Medicare beneficiaries and family caregivers to measure their experiences getting durable medical equipment and supplies.

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