While the industry might fight legislatively to end the rental cap, what can providers do in the meantime in order to survive?
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.
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?
The HME industry must stand on common ground to reform oxygen.
- By David Kopf
- Jul 01, 2009
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.
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
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
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
AAHomecare board gives plan the thumbs up, NAIMES says ‘not so fast.’
Responsive Respiratory has released new DOT-compliant vehicle cylinder
restraints for cylinder transport.
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.
- By Kelly Riley
- Apr 01, 2009
While oxygen is of great therapeutic value, it is also highly regulated and can be of extreme danger if not handled correctly.
- By Justin Schuster
- Apr 01, 2009
Coalition seeks comments through state associations in order to finalize plan that will go before legislators.
O2 equipment maker SeQual gives POCs to the Duk Lost Boys Clinic in war-torn Sudan.
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.
- By Elisha Bury
- Mar 01, 2009