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Posted on Feb 10, 2014 in News

Medicare PAP Use On The Rise

Medicare PAP Use On The Rise

Usage of PAP devices and products among Medicare beneficiaries is on the rise, while other DME items are actually down, according to data generated for a comparative report commissioned by CMS.

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Posted on Aug 13, 2013 in News

InnoMed Technologies Energized As It Interacts Directly With Customers

InnoMed Technologies Energized As It Interacts Directly With Customers

InnoMed Technologies Energized As It Interacts Directly With Customers Through a Dissolved Distribution Agreement with DeVilbiss Healthcare and a New Sales Force, a More Direct Customer Approach Begins COCONUT CREEK, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– August 13, 2013 InnoMed Technologies Inc., a medical equipment manufacturer of respiratory and sleep interface products for use in hospitals, institutions and homecare settings, announced that DeVilbiss Healthcare is no longer the exclusive distributor of InnoMed Technologies products. “With competitive bidding and declining reimbursement rates, demands are being placed on manufacturers to reduce prices and in order to remain competitive with companies such as ResMed (RMD:NYSE), Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited (FPH:ENZL), and Phillips Respironics (PHG:NYSE), we believe moving towards a direct sales model is the right thing to do. DeVilbiss was a good partner for many years, but with the recent changes in the health care environment, InnoMed has to plan for the future and create a solid business model for our customers and investors,” states Ron Richard, CEO of InnoMed Technologies. InnoMed Technologies will...

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Posted on Jan 8, 2008 in News

InnoMed Addresses Special Needs of Asians Suffering from Apnea with Customized Sleeping Aids

InnoMed Addresses Special Needs of Asians Suffering from Apnea with Customized Sleeping Aids

COCONUT CREEK, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The combination of a growing population of Asian-Americans and the effect of a Western diet on its eating habits has created a “sleeping giant,” or an increasing likelihood of the development of obstructive sleep apnea among this ethnic group. In response, InnoMed Technologies Inc. of Coconut Creek, which competes with companies such as Resmed (NYSE:RMD) and Respironics (NASDAQ:RESP), is stepping to the forefront with medical innovations designed specifically to assist Asian sufferers of apnea. InnoMed’s Nasal-Aire® II Petite is a sleep interface that can accommodate the smaller nasal passages characteristic of traditional Asian features. Since no facial features are the same, the interface delivers air directly to the nose via a nasal cannula that comes in various sizes. The Nasal-Aire® Technology also comes with ergonomically designed Micro™ Headgear, featuring a patented elbow feature that reduces facial pressure points for added comfort. Lightweight, soft, comfortable and quiet, the Nasal-Aire® II Petite is easy to fit, virtually leak-free, does not uncomfortably chill the nose and is easy to...

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Posted on Aug 15, 2007 in News

Hybrid™ CPAP Mask Awarded New Fee Schedule

Hybrid™ CPAP Mask Awarded New Fee Schedule

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teleflex Medical announced today that, effective July 1, 2007, CMS has issued a new fee schedule and HCPC reimbursement codes for the Hybrid CPAP Mask. The Hybrid is a revolutionary interface for use with sleep therapy systems in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Consisting of an oral cushion that covers the mouth and two nasal pillows that fit into the nostrils, the Hybrid design simultaneously addresses two common concerns with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy: patient comfort and oral leaks. By eliminating the pressure points across the bridge of the nose and on the forehead, the Hybrid delivers a more comfortable sleep experience, culminating in better therapy and a more compliant patient. The Hybrid HCPC codes issued by CMS are K0553, K0554, K0555, and A7035. “We are pleased with the response from CMS regarding the Hybrid HCPC reimbursement codes. By creating a brand new CPAP mask category for the Hybrid, CMS is recognizing the clinical efficacy of this innovative CPAP solution,” said Tim Hopper,...

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Posted on Mar 6, 2007 in News

New Hybrid™ CPAP Mask Emerging as a Strong Alternative to C-Flex/EPR and Bi-level Machines

New Hybrid™ CPAP Mask Emerging as a Strong Alternative to C-Flex/EPR and Bi-level Machines

COCONUT CREEK, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from undiagnosed sleep apnea, according to Terrence Davidson, M.D., Professor of Surgery, University of California San Diego, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. An additional 30 million Americans have already been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The advent of the new Hybrid™ CPAP mask, developed by RespCare, Inc., helps OSA patients to breathe more easily and comfortably. The device is a substantially lower cost alternative to C-FLEX/EPR and bi-level machines. The new product helps these individuals, who, during sleep, stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds at a time, sometimes up to 400 times a night. OSA is a potentially life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention. If gone undiagnosed, the risks of OSA include heart attacks, strokes, impotence, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure and heart disease. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most consistently successful and extensively studied treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP machines contain a fan that blows air under pressure into the nostrils....

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