The proliferation of oxygen generating portable equipment (OGPE),
such as transfilling cylinder systems and portable oxygen concentrators
(POCs) has been advantageous for both providers and patients alike.
For patients, POCs greatly expands their ability to get around,
even flying on airplanes, without having to wrangle heavy tanks. For
providers, non-delivery and retail oxygen sales buoyed by demand for
POCs have respectively become ways to slash delivery overhead, and to
diversify their payer mix to be less dependent on Medicare in the future.
Participating in POC retail sales gives oxygen providers the opportunity
to offset Medicare reimbursement changes, improve cash flow and gain
experience with the various POCs available today.
On the non-retail side of the industry, oxygen providers serving
Medicare patients need to be aware of the industry’s growing frustration
with audits, which have oxygen claims firmly fixed in their sites. NHIC
Corp.’s recently published results of a widespread prepayment review
of claims for oxygen and oxygen equipment (HCPCS E1390, E0431 and
E0439) in Jurisdiction A says that out of 818 claims submitted by 357
suppliers, the charge denial rate was 46.7 percent. In another example
in Jurisdiction D, Noridian Administrative Services reports that the
results of a review of the claims for oxygen concentrators, code E1390,
identified 4,783 claims of which 3,501 were denied. This is a denial rate
of 74 percent.
AIRIAL MQ4100 Oxygen Conserving Device
- Combines regulator and conserving
technology that adjusts easily between
continuous or conserving modes.
- Delivers a conserving ratio of 5.6:1, with Whisper Quiet technology in pulse mode.
- Features 2–4 lpm continuous or 1–5
VORTRAN Medical Technology 1
VAR Oxygen Regulator
- Suits the oxygen flow requirements
unique to the VAR product line.
- Delivers a measured flow via the
11 -position selector (0, 4, 6, 8, 12, 15, 20,
25, 30, 35 and 40 lpm), provides a pressure
range of 20–50 psi, and offers inlet
pressure of 250–3,000 psi.
- Meets Compressed Gas Association
standards for function and safety and is
MRI/CT scan compatible.
Bonsai Pneumatic Oxygen Conserver
- Accommodates a wide range of patients
with seven liter flow settings.
- Features up to a 6:1 savings ratio, which
reduces the frequency of refills and
deliveries, and uniform pulse delivery,
which safeguards against patient
- Offers small, compact design and quiet
evo Medical Solutions
Inogen One G2
- Performs as both a stationary and portable oxygen concentrator.
- Features product improvements that make it 42 percent smaller than the Inogen One.
- Delivers more oxygen (900 mls) faster and at the most advantageous time for absorption.
MADA Medical Products Inc.
- Single lumen pulsing operation makes the device quieter.
- Features six conserving flow rates and three continuous flow rates.
- Conserving ratio of 5.5:1.
Home oxygen system meets needs of wide range of patients
UltraFill is an advanced home oxygen
system that combines a stationary oxygen
concentrator, filling station, and highcapacity
cylinders to meet the needs of a
wide range of oxygen patients, including
those who are highly active or require
continuous flow oxygen. UltraFill’s longlasting
3000 PSI cylinders are capable of
providing patients with greater than 40
percent more oxygen than similar sized
2000 PSI cylinders. UltraFill also has the
needs of providers in mind with features
intended to save money by using existing
HELiOS Plus Portable Oxygen Unit
Portable oxygen unit lasts up to 10 hours
The HELiOS Plus Portable Oxygen Unit is
among the tiniest units available, weighing in
at 3.6 lbs. fully filled, but lasting up to 10 hours.
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand,
and only 10.5-inches high, the HELiOS Plus provides
portable LOX options with 11 different flow
settings. The pneumatic demand fl ow control
system does not require electricity. The no-spill
design provides extra peace of mind while on
Portable oxygen concentrator with five pulse settings
Easy to operate and weighing 5.8 pounds, the FreeStyle 5 is a full-capacity portable oxygen concentrator with five pulse settings, equivalent up to 5 lpm continuous flow. It can be used and recharged simultaneously through a universal AC/DC power supply. Worn around the waist, an AirBelt accessory ensures that extended battery time between recharges is possible. The concentrator’s keypad and AirBelt both show a digital display of total remaining battery charge in 25 percent increments.
Portable oxygen unit that lasts up to 20 hours
Lasting up to 20 hours between refills, the efficient HELiOS Marathon Portable Oxygen Unit provides patients with the freedom to shop, travel and play for hours. Weighing 5.6 pounds fully filled, the HELiOS Marathon features multiple settings for continuous and demand flow. The no-spill design prevents oxygen leaks and gives patients confidence on their outings. The unit refills quickly, taking about 60 seconds from the home reservoir.
The Wenzelite Re/hab Supplies Division of Drive Medical
Safety Roller Ideal for Indoor and Outdoor Use
Adult Safety Roller
Wenzelite Re/hab’s fourwheeled Adult Safety Roller is height and width adjustable, and is available in adult, bariatric and pediatric sizes. The device features a spring action braking system and rubber front swivel wheels, which are designed for indoor and outdoor use. Optional accessories include a seat, a basket, an oxygen tank holder, an IV pole and extended uprights for additional height. The oxygen tank holder accommodates up to an E-Cylinder.