Oxygen


HOPP Act Re-Enters House Debate

Bill re-introduced into 111th Congress as H.R. 2373 calls for repeal of home oxygen rental cap.

Tricks of the Trade

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.

Oxygen Reform Hits Snag

AAHomecare board gives plan the thumbs up, NAIMES says ‘not so fast.’

RRI Debuts New Cylinder Restraints

Responsive Respiratory has released new DOT-compliant vehicle cylinder restraints for cylinder transport.

Funding Focus

A Silver Lining Amid the Black Clouds of the New Oxygen Policy

Saying there is anything positive in the new oxygen policy is a bit akin to telling someone newly unemployed that they will now receive a few more tax advantages. Nevertheless, with so little positives mentioned, it is important that providers are aware of the few threads that are out there.

Respiratory Solutions

Oxygen Transport: The Importance of Safety

While oxygen is of great therapeutic value, it is also highly regulated and can be of extreme danger if not handled correctly.

NOC Releases Draft Oxygen Reform Plan

Coalition seeks comments through state associations in order to finalize plan that will go before legislators.



SeQual Donates POCs to Sudan Clinic

O2 equipment maker SeQual gives POCs to the Duk Lost Boys Clinic in war-torn Sudan.

A Ticket to Fly

Portable oxygen concentrators have been a godsend to patients used to lugging around heavy oxygen tanks and dealing with airlines for supplemental oxygen. Still, a POC has its own hassles that also outpace our typical travel headaches.

Respiratory Solutions

Business Strategies for a Cutting Environment

Faced with today’s economic challenges, many companies plan not only to contain costs, but to cut costs. The tactic may be to switch to non-delivery oxygen technologies to decrease delivery expenses. Market dynamics and history, however, demonstrate that companies can't cut their way to profitability over the long term. So, what else is there? Growth.

Provider Perspective

Three Providers Talk Travel Oxygen

Providers discuss the nuances of their travel oxygen programs.

Oxygen to Go

Looking to start your own travel oxygen program? Respiratory Management asked the experts to identify the important steps to success.

AAHomecare Forming ‘New Oxygen Coalition’

Various parties converge to improve Medicare's oxygen benefit.

FAA Approves Invacare XPO2

Administration says POC can take to the air.

O2 Benefits Reform Unveiled

Plan would eliminate the 36-month rental cap

Funding Focus

CMS' Oxygen Policy: Confusion, Chaos and Crisis

Kelly Riley reviews the details of the long-awaited oxygen guidelines for the rental cap.

Letter from the Editor

Are Oxygen Providers an Endangered Species?

With the cuts to oxygen that take effect January 2009, how many oxygen providers will be able to survive?

Poll

To what degree are you lobbying on behalf of H.R. 5083, the Audit Improvement and Reform Act?





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