Oxygen


CryoVation Adds Engineer to Executive Team

Dallas Emmons will work on various projects out of the company's N.J. center.

How Oxygen Providers Can Implement Business Practices for Today’s Funding Environment

With the rental cap, audits and competitive bidding, providers need to closely examine their businesses to bolster margins.

How to Help Oxygen Patients Use Their POCs Properly

As POCs have gained acceptance and usage — sometimes as a primary oxygen device — the need to ensure patients truly understand their devices is essential.

Marketplace

Oxygen Conserving Devices

OCDs are not solutions for every patient. And no one device fits the needs of all patients; therefore, it can take diligent evaluation to meet individual patients needs. We take a look at some of the latest products.

The Waiting Game

RSM’s 2011 annual oxygen market analysis shows providers in a holding pattern.

New Oxygen Policy Synchronizes RULs

Change expected to be positive for most suppliers.

Clinician Talk

Oxygen Conserving in 2011

Today, nearly every modern portable oxygen device incorporates an oxygen conserving technology. OCDs are routinely used with ambulatory LTOT patients to a level that is arguably the standard of care in the United States.

non-delivery home oxygen delivery models

Market Trends

Putting the Fleet to Pasture

Profiles of how three oxygen providers transitioned to low/no delivery.



GAO Repeats Itself: Oxygen Needs More Cuts

A second report pushes for additional cuts to oxygen reimbursement rates for Medicare.

GAO Calls for More O2 Cuts

AAHomecare slams GAO report ‘flawed,’ plans congressional rebuttal.

Dallas-Fort Worth Mired in NCB Difficulties

AAHomecare, TAHCS begins warning local media regarding bid program’s impact for other Texas markets.

Apria Inhales Praxair

Apria buys specialty gas provider’s U.S. homecare, DME business.

Portable Oxygen

Portable Oxygen

Forced Evolution

How oxygen providers are learning to transform in a market in flux.

O2Delivery.Net Adds Provider Info to Directory

New content will help users to easily find provides in their area.

evo Medical Solutions Acquires Inspired Technologies

Acquisition adds Smartdose technology to evo’s product line.

DeVilbiss Revamps Website

Website offers improved consistency with brand image, easier navigation.

Oxygen

2011 Big Ten

Oxygen

Oxygen providers’ ability to withstand stiff funding cuts makes them an example to watch in 2011.

CMS’s Physician Final Rule Includes New DME Rules

Includes first-month purchase option elimination, oxygen payment changes for relocating patients.

Industry Perspective

Thriving in Today’s Market

oxygen and sleep market overview

Keeping Afloat

Oxygen providers are in uncertain waters when it comes to funding. We ask various experts how can the industry tread water while it charts a course for smoother sailing?

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