Oxygen


CDC: 15% of Older Adults Have Lung Disease

Roughly 1 in 7 middle age or older suffer from lung disorders ranging from asthma to COPD.

Mixon Retires from Invacare Corp.

Founder of DME manufacturing giant stepping down from role as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Medicare Changes RAD Guidelines for COPD

New policy changes COPD qualification to ease COPD patients’ access to noninvasive bilevel device.

Sunovion Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program

Pharmaceuticals firm signs-on as Silver Level partner to help ensure Americans’ access to home health.

Respiratory Forecast

Business Solutions

Cloudy Forecast for Respiratory

Challenges continue to obscure the oxygen market outlook for 2015. With more than 1.5 million-plus patients using home oxygen, providers and industry experts sound off about the future of oxygen.

Oxlife Independence

Product Spotlight

Keeping Tabs

O2 Concepts' Oxlife Independence is a well-known POC offering that has served up a portable oxygen therapy package for more than two years, but a new upgrade aims to put a considerable amount of telemetry intelligence into providers’ hands.

Philips Launching COPD Survey

In a nod to World COPD Day, respiratory equipment maker begins international survey.

COPD Prevalence Has Increased in Past Decade

COPD frequency has increased from 6 to 7 percent of adults aged 40 years and older.



DeVilbiss Launches Online Ordering System

Web-based portal helps providers place new orders, request quotes, look up product pricing and availability.

Product Solutions

Portable Oxygen Concentrators

DeVilbiss Healthcare Boosts Workforce

Relocation of production back to U.S. has positioned oxygen equipment maker for growth.

Oxygen at Medtrade

Medtrade 2014

Medtrade's Blueprint for O2 Success

Fortify your respiratory business by attending Medtrade conferences, events and product demonstrations.

respiratory business efficiencies

Respiratory Outlook

A Look Ahead

From the re-compete of Round Two of competitive bidding to audits to ICD-10, 2015 is looking like another “eventful” year for HME respiratory providers. To have a successful next year, oxygen suppliers will have to concentrate on business efficiencies.

Respiratory Outlook

Turning 2015 to Your Advantage

We list respiratory experts' key suggestions on how providers can make 2015 one of their best years, yet.

Respiratory Retail

Respiratory Retail

Rethinking Retail

As oxygen providers seek to reinvigorate their revenues, they are giving a second thought to the value cash customers bring to the table.

Problem Solvers

Out-of-Pocket Oxygen

Some providers might find it hard to believe, but there is a growing retail respiratory equipment market. How is it expanding and how can providers tap into it?

Invacare Announces Restructuring Plan

DME maker saves move to drive cash flow should save $14M-$15M.

Oxygen Audits

Oxygen Audits: Under Medicare's Microscope

An examination of how Medicare audits are affecting the oxygen industry and how respiratory providers are responding.

Marketplace: Oxygen Conservers

Conserving devices can help improve oxygen therapy for patients. We look at some recent offerings on the marketplace.

Study: COPD Patients Need Better Education

Low patient awareness of COPD exacerbations poses barrier to effective management.

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