Oxygen Delivery

Oxygen Delivery

The Strongest Link

Although low/no delivery methods for oxygen are helping providers to survive cuts, caps and competitive bidding, how are these strategies impacting efforts to ensure solid clinical patient care?

Hurdles to Health

Senior Care Issue

Hurdles to Health

Senior patients represent the lion’s share of the oxygen therapy population, and many face a variety of compliance hurdles. What are the challenges in ensuring seniors adhere to treatment, and how can HME providers tailor oxygen services for seniors in order to maximize mobility and ensure therapy compliance?

Oxygen Market Survey Results

2012 Annual Oxygen Market Analysis

Oxygen Providers Push Forward

After surviving Round One of Competitive Bidding, oxygen providers embrace portable oxygen, prepare for Round Two, and receive news regarding what to expect from SCOTUS.

Linde AG Buys Lincare Holdings

$4.6 billion acquisition will expand German firm’s reach into homecare.


Taking Oxygen on the Road

How to help patients travel with their POCs.

Back to the Drawing Board

Business Solutions

Back to the Drawing Board

NCB Round Two will force yet another upending of the O2 industry. How can providers transform themselves to survive — and succeed — this time around?


O2 Concepts Debuts POC

Dual-mode portable concentrator offers split battery design, low aquisition cost.

Product Premier:

Bridging Both Worlds

Philips Respironics SimplyGo POC serves up pulse dose and continuous flow in a 10-lb. package.

respiratory therapy survey

Oxygen Market

Getting the Lay of the Land

This year's annual respiratory therapy survey shows competitive bidding the top concern, with 43.9 percent of respondents calling it the homecare industry’s biggest challenge. The 36-month cap falls to fourth place, with 12.7 percent of respondents.

Problem Solvers

Childhood Care Compliance

How providers can help care partners ensure young patients comply with respiratory therapy?

Medtrade Spring 2012 Preview

Medtrade Spring 2012 Preview

Medtrade Spring from a Respiratory Perspective

Education opportunities and new product demos sleep, oxygen providers will want to see at this year's event.

Lifegas Launches Subcontracting Site

Online form aims to attract providers bidding for oxygen services in various CBAs.

Clinician Talk:

Making the Right Match

Oxygen generating portables are the new norm. The question is which device for which patient?


Oxygen Profiles

Retooling for Survival

A look at oxygen providers who have overhauled their businesses to not only survive, but thrive.

Responsive Respiratory Unveils Free Oxygen Calculator

Web-based version of smart phone app helps patients, providers determine remaining supply.


The Big 10

Oxygen Evolution

The challenges facing oxygen providers in 2012 are the result of public policies that were developed several years ago. The impact of these challenges, and how providers continue to redefine their businesses to not only survive them, but thrive despite them is a story that continues to unfold in 2012.

MABIS DMI Healthcare Now Briggs Healthcare

New logo reflects business transformation.

Drive Medical Hires Rich Kocinski

Kocinski will expand presence in respiratory category.

 Drive Medical Buys Inovo/CHAD Therapeutics

The move aims to expand Drive’s presence in the respiratory for homecare, as well as long-term, hospital and emergency care markets.

Respiratory providers competitive bidding

Respiratory and Sleep Funding Outlook

School of Hard Knocks

If Round Two wasn’t on respiratory providers’ radar, it probably is now, making it a good time to look at the recent past to peer into the near future.

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