"Now that NC Medicaid will cover NIV, patients have access to a much greater level of care, such as with using the Trilogy ventilator, that will significantly reduce hospital readmissions. It is great news for the patient and will provide major cost savings for the NC Medicaid health system."
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (PRWEB) May 17, 2018
Aeroflow Healthcare, an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company announced today that with latest North Carolina Medicaid update, the Company will be able to provide even more support for its patients, as its Trilogy ventilators are now covered under insurance reimbursement.
The Clinical Coverage Policy 5A-2, Respiratory Equipment, and Supplies was updated to include policy guidelines for home and non-invasive ventilators to add HCPCS code E0466 to the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) fee schedule as a continuous rental. This means that Medicaid and NCHC will cover home ventilators with a non-invasive interface for qualifying patients. The devices must be necessary for the treatment of respiratory disorders other than Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
Aeroflow’s Trilogy ventilator is superior to the average hospital ventilator in part because it’s lightweight portable, battery operated, and non-invasive option. For patients dealing with serious respiratory conditions which require the use of a ventilator, the Trilogy’s comfort and convenience provide oxygen therapy around the clock, allowing individuals to remain mobile and active. Aeroflow now has increased the ability to extend a helping hand to more patients to provide them with the equipment necessary to improve their quality of life and further maintain their independence.
“For years, NC Medicaid patients with chronic respiratory failure, hypoventilation, neuromuscular disorders, and other diagnoses were unable to receive non-invasive ventilation (NIV) therapy, because Medicaid would not cover it,” said Rob Hunter, Aeroflow Sales Director. “Now that NC Medicaid will cover NIV, patients have access to a much greater level of care, such as with using the Trilogy ventilator, that will significantly reduce hospital readmissions. It is great news for the patient as well as for the hospital or doctor caring for the patient, and will provide major cost savings for the NC Medicaid health system, as well as the state’s taxpayers.”
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices used for treating sleep apnea are used overnight and maintained by the patient’s own breathing during the night. Ventilators offer BiPAP and AVAPS to provide pressure support and automatically adjust to the patient’s breathing to help treat respiratory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and neuromuscular disorders with 24/7 oxygen assistance.
Aeroflow’s dedicated staff full of compassionate professionals can assist patients in receiving their ventilator through their insurance policy, assuming they qualify. All the patient has to do is fill out a quick insurance form, and Aeroflow will facilitate the rest of the process by contacting their insurance company and doctor to quickly have their Trilogy ventilator shipped directly to their front door.
Currently, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina are offering home ventilators with non-invasive interfaces through reimbursement and we are eager to see which states follow this trend. With each new state, we will be able to assist more patients in receiving the medical equipment necessary for improving their health.
About Aeroflow Healthcare:
Aeroflow Healthcare was founded Asheville, NC in 2001 as a home oxygen provider, and has since grown to become one of the leading durable medical equipment providers nationwide. For three consecutive years, Aeroflow has been ranked on Inc. Magazine’s List of 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. In 2017, Aeroflow was also awarded the HME Excellence Award for Best Home Medical Equipment Provider and has been recognized as a business offering top-notch benefits to employees with the Great Place to Work Award. Aeroflow is an accredited Medicare and Medicaid provider and accepts most commercial insurance. To learn more about Aeroflow Healthcare and getting medical equipment through insurance, visit Aeroflowinc.com.