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?

Business Solutions

Going, Going GONE?

A discussion with our Editorial Advisory Board regarding the challenges providers face in the coming year, how to deal with them, and strategies for future success.

Oxygen Market Analysis

RM exclusive

A Gathering Storm

Our third annual survey of oxygen providers shows they are concerned about factors such as competitive bidding and the 36-month rental cap, but developing ways to cope.

Observation Deck

Securing the Signature

Mark Junge Rides Again

Invacare sponsors COPD patient on another long-distance cycling trek to spread awareness of the disease.

GF Health Products Promotes Spett to President, COO

GF Health Products Promotes Spett to President, COO

Market Trends

OVERLAP Opportunity

Serving patients who need both PAP equipment and oxygen is a strong way to expand business. Are you doing enough to diagnose and treat this population?

Less Delivery, More Savings



Year of the Lung

Cut Costs, Spend on Therapists

Respiratory Solutions

Jumping FDA Hoops

SeQual Aids Gulf Coast Relief Efforts

Oxygen equipment maker to donate portion of its sales to Play it Forward Foundation.



How to Conduct a Productive In-service for Respiratory Referrals

While free lunch is nice, referral partners are really looking for answers. By offering insights and information that referral partner staff might not have, as well as through answering questions, a provider can make significant gains in creating and growing referral partner relationships.



How to Implement GPS in Your Delivery Operations

A key tool in that regard is global positioning technology. With GPS, providers can manage their deliveries and drivers using a system that lets them monitor each truck in real-time, which results in improved operations and reduced overhead.



How to Leverage Travel in Order to Transition Patients to POCs

POCs provide HMEs with a tremendous opportunity to offer travel expertise to patients, both capturing a niche market and becoming an even more trusted advisor. By helping patients travel and enjoy life, providers gain a top-selling point to sway oxygen patients to POCs while winning patients for life.

CIGNA Will Require Pre-pay Review for O2 Claims

Official release from DME MAC cites high rate of errors in claims as reason for requirement.

Invacare CEO Suffers Stroke

Chairman and CEO Mixon to take temporary medical leave.

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