Commonwealth Primary Care ACO and VieMed Healthcare announce an innovative chronic respiratory care and sleep management alliance
VieMed’s clinically proven care model being deployed in Arizona to improve outcomes in patients with impaired respiratory function
LAFAYETTE, La., Feb. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VieMed Healthcare, Inc. (the “Company” or “VieMed”) (TSX: VMD.TO and NASDAQ:VMD), a home medical equipment supplier that provides post-acute
respiratory care services in the United States, announced an innovative alliance with Commonwealth Primary Care ACO, LLC (“Commonwealth”) to bring VieMed’s best-in-class home respiratory equipment,
services and technologies to Commonwealth’s independent physicians and the patients they serve.
VieMed has a primary focus on Non-Invasive Ventilation at home (NIVH) and recently announced a completed NIVH study led by Dr. William Frazier, VieMed’s Chief Medical Officer. The study evaluated clinical outcomes in COPD patients with chronic respiratory failure (COPD-CRF) treated with NIVH compared to similar patients with COPD-CRF who did not receive NIVH.
The highlights of the results are as follows:
- The group treated with NIVH had a 50% decrease in all-cause mortality during the study period
- The group treated with NIVH had a 28% decline in the risk of hospitalizations
- The group treated with NIVH had a 52% reduction in the risk of an emergency room visit
Along with NIVH, VieMed’s care model includes supplemental oxygen testing and supplies, remote physiological monitoring, and sleep apnea care programs. VieMed has become a national leader in
respiratory care management by integrating a high-touch service model with respiratory equipment. By putting patients first and investing in its employees, technologies and processes, VieMed’s care
model maintains some of the lowest COPD hospital readmission rates. Accordingly, VieMed is an important component in Commonwealth’s strategy to further improve its already exceptional all-cause
unplanned admission rates.
The alliance with VieMed is expected to bring Commonwealth’s independent physicians patient care that is differentiated through high-touch, personalized, respiratory disease management. VieMed is expected to further Commonwealth’s mission to provide exceptional health care outcomes and patient satisfaction, while providing systemic savings.
Services to Commonwealth patients will now include:
- 24/7 on-call support from COPD-certified Respiratory Therapists
- Remote Physiological Monitoring and Patient Engagement technologies
- In-home, personalized assessments, equipment setups, care plans, and education
- Integrated Chronic Care Management
- Transitional care and compliance programs to optimize adherence and reduce readmissions
Commonwealth’s physicians and patients will also benefit from sleep testing administered in the patient’s home offered through Home Sleep Delivered (“HSD”), a VieMed subsidiary. HSD is a significant provider of home sleep tests and offers safety, convenience, savings, and continuity of care through innovations such as disposable home sleep tests, referrals for Auto-PAP therapy, and robust remote support for care management and resupplies.