Respiratory Management asked oxygen experts to discuss their points of view on the controversial issue of continuous flow vs. pulse dose. The idea was to gain insight by getting both perspectives. Two unbiased oxygen experts moderated the debate. Here’s what they had to say regarding the new compliance landscape; the role of auto PAP and titration; the new RT sleep specialty and bi-level therapy.
Various industry groups meet to discuss a revised oxygen benefit reform proposal.
Will serve as Director of Marketing, providing advertising and publicity for manufacturer's compressed gas cylinder fill systems.
Extrakare also ranked 25th fastest-growing private healtcare business in U.S.
Meeting will include representatives from clinician and HME communities.
A selection of some of the versatile oxygen products on the market.
- By Laura Swift
- Aug 01, 2009
While it doesn't makes additional cuts, H.R. 3200 includes provisions directly impacting HME providers.
Reps. Ross and Meek introduce Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Act of 2009.
The HME industry must stand on common ground to reform oxygen.
- By David Kopf
- Jul 01, 2009
If the documentation is not right, the claim for a very expensive piece of HME can prompt an audit that results in a denial and negates funding for that claim. How can providers ensure they are properly documenting power mobility claims?
As providers look for ways to transition to a non-delivery oxygen business model, and patients demand systems that give them more mobility, the demand for portable concentrators is on the rise. However, matching POCs to patient needs is an in-depth process.
While the industry might fight legislatively to end the rental cap, what can providers do in the meantime in order to survive?
Reform bill would end first-month purchase option for power wheelchairs.
Investor reports forecast stiff O2 cuts that leave Lincare as the sole survivor.
Fifty Representatives agree to sign Ross-Meek O2 reform sign-on letter.
Providers hold roughly 300 meetings with lawmakers to advance multi-pronged agenda.
HME respiratory providers are focused on providing the best possible solutions for their patients, which includes product and customer service solutions. In today's challenging reimbursement climate, specifically with the 36-month oxygen cap, understanding all of the costs associated with your business is more important than ever.
- By Chris Yessayan
- Jun 01, 2009
If you are transporting, delivering and filling liquid oxygen, how do you know that you are doing so safely and in compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations?
- By Andy Shurtleff
- Jun 01, 2009
Bill re-introduced into 111th Congress as H.R. 2373 calls for repeal of home oxygen rental cap.
Running a successful cash business requires commitment on the provider's end, including proper staff training, quality products, snazzy displays and an inviting storefront. Outlined below are seven rules that industry experts suggest providers follow to set up a respiratory retail business.
- By Lunzeta Brackens
- May 01, 2009