Editor's Note

Head to the Hill...

Capitol, that is. The Baucus bill means the industry has its work cut out for it.

Respiratory Solutions

Ubiquitous RT!

Shifting Policies: Funding Forecast 2010

Navigating the Shifts in CMS Funding: In a rapidly changing funding environment, we take a closer look at reimbursement prospects for 2010.

Funding Focus: Perplexing to Providers

Travel Oxygen Programs

Ross Presents O2 Reform as H.R. 3200 Amendment

Energy and Commerce chair Tells Rep. Ross 'Let’s Work Together' on oxygen reform.

AAHomecare Letter Urges O2 Providers to Support Ross Reforms

Association President calls on providers to back reforms in the Face of Senate Finance proposals.

Senate Finance Committee Proposes HME Cuts, Fees

AAHomecare says it will fight new ‘framework’ document.

AAHomecare to Speak on C-SPAN

HME/RT Advisory Council Chair Marx will refute ‘wildly inaccurate’ statements made on Aug. 28 program.

Continuous vs. Pulse Dose Point & Counterpoint

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.

Provider Perspective

Views on the Industry's Regulatory Changes, Challenges

Oxygen Reform Compromise in Sight?

Various industry groups meet to discuss a revised oxygen benefit reform proposal.

Clare Ulik, APR, Joins CryoVation LLC

Will serve as Director of Marketing, providing advertising and publicity for manufacturer's compressed gas cylinder fill systems.

Atlanta Provider 271 of Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Companies

Extrakare also ranked 25th fastest-growing private healtcare business in U.S.

NAIMES to Join Oxygen Reform Meeting

Meeting will include representatives from clinician and HME communities.

Product Solutions: Oxygen

A selection of some of the versatile oxygen products on the market.

Health Reform Package Not Exactly 'Provider Friendly'

While it doesn't makes additional cuts, H.R. 3200 includes provisions directly impacting HME providers.

Oxygen Reform Package Debuts in House

Reps. Ross and Meek introduce Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Act of 2009.

Editor's Note

United We Stand

The HME industry must stand on common ground to reform oxygen.

How to Match POCs to Patients’ Needs

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.

How to Properly Document Power Mobility Claims

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?

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