It works by creating percussion-like thumps to the chest, helping to loosen, thin and clear mucus out of the lungs.
At Veterans Medical Centers across the United States, the Philips InCourage system is routinely prescribed for in-home use, and Philips ClearChest hospital products are used to improve airway clearance in in-patient treatment settings.
Hundreds of veterans using the Philips InCourage system are living, breathing proof
After 12 months of InCourage vest therapy paired with RespirTech’s support program, patients reported life-changing results:1
Good-excellent rating increased
Ability to clear lungs
Good-excellent rating increased
InCourage vest therapy is designed to ease the respiratory symptoms of those affected by:
Acute and chronic lung injuries
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Spinal cord injury
Pulmonary issues caused by neuromuscular or neuromotor conditions
Post-surgical airway clearance needs
Is InCourage vest therapy covered for military veterans?
Veterans challenged by diseases and conditions that can cause compromised airway clearance may qualify for coverage by government insurers — including, in the United States, the Veterans Health Administration (VA), Medicare and Medicaid.
Talking to your doctor is the first step to breathing easier
If you want to know if you qualify for InCourage vest therapy, it’s important talk to your doctor in order to determine if it’s the right treatment for you. Follow these simple steps:
Fill out the contact form below to receive a complimentary information packet about InCourage vest therapy
Share this information with your doctor by bringing the information packet to your next appointment to find out if you are a candidate for the InCourage system
Your VA physician, or your local medical doctor can order through your local VA, and once the order is received the RespirTech team will quickly reach out for set-up and training
Complete this form to receive your InCourage information kit
VA patients often qualify to receive the InCourage system to help treat their chronic respiratory conditions. Simply fill out the inquiry form below to receive an informational packet about vest therapy. You can share this information with your doctor to find out if you are a candidate for the InCourage system.
We’re here to help, every step of the way
RespirTech is here to help make starting, continuing with and seeing results from therapy as easy as possible through individualized support to each veteran:
A customer care team member is assigned to each patient to assist them in navigating the process and provides continuity in service
Licensed respiratory therapists and registered nurses provide in-home device training and education
RespirTech representatives provide ongoing patient follow-up and support through our VA outcomes program, encouraging adherence to prescribed therapies
1. Methodology: Phone surveys at regular intervals with VA patients using the InCourage system. Data collection began in 02/01/2020. As of 11/01/2022, 678 patients completed the baseline survey; 321 patients in 1-month cohort; 228 in 3-month cohort; 168 in 6-month cohort; 95 in 12- month cohort.
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