Oxygen


New Opportunities for Respiratory Providers

Previously found in hospital settings, nasal high-flow therapy has now come to the home setting, where it is treating a wide variety of patient groups and opening up new care and business opportunities for respiratory providers.

Quality Biomedical Opens Sixth Service Center

The equipment maintenance outsourcing company said the move is part of its goal to be the first company of its kind to have a national footprint.

Providers Urged to Continue Advocacy Push

Providers called on to contact lawmakers to support legislative initiatives to protect non-invasive ventilators and provide relief to non-rural, non-bid area providers.

Georgia Awards GF Health Products for Expansion

Along with 35 other top exporters in Georgia, the HME product manufacturer received a 2019 GLOBE Award for its expansion into international markets.

AAHomecare: Time to Turn up the Heat

Association underscores need for stakeholder support regarding legislative items such as protecting non-invasive ventilators and non-bid area relief.

Annual Big Ten

Setting the Stage for HME in 2020

As the HME industry rolls into a new year and a new decade, several industry trends make it look like we’re in for a roaring 2020. What developments have made it onto this year’s annual HMEB Big Ten list?

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COPD Cases in U.S., Europe will Increase by Millions Over Next Decade

By 2028, the number of U.S. COPD patients will grow by 4.5 million, according to a new study.

Podcast

Your Action Plan for the Dec. 20 HME Advocacy Push

Providers have until Dec. 20 to gain co-sponsors for industry legislation that could get attached to a year-end spending bill. What do they need to do?



Providers Urged to Advocate for HME Bills

A pending government funding bill offers opportunity to include language from four pieces of industry legislation. AAHomecare’s Tom Ryan says a provider push for co-sponsors before Dec. 20 is “critical.”

HMEB New Product Award 2019

Products & Technology

The Best of the Best

Now in the sixth year of hosting the annual HMEB New Products Award competition, our panel of provider judges has landed on some HME products and services that truly deserve some time in the spotlight.

Portable Oxygen Product Solutions

The demand is high for machines that can provide the right mix of portability, battery life and tank capacity to fit patient lifestyles.

ResMed Adds New Remote Monitoring Capabilities For Respiratory Patients

New upgrades to the AirView for Respiratory system include a “management by exception” function and more granular clinical data.

Bob Size

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Announces New CEO

Dental equipment manufacturing executive Robert Size will take helm of multi-line HME maker as Bob Gilligan steps down from his CEO role.

ResMed Creates Online Resource Hub In Honor of COPD Awareness Month

The site collects information about treatment options and research on COPD, one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

AAHomecare Leads Pre-Thanksgiving Push For Ventilator Legislation

The SMART Act’s number of co-sponsors has grown to 15 since it was introduced in late October; association urges providers to drive more backers ahead of Congressional recess.

New House Bill Would Delay Inclusion of Ventilators in Competitive Bidding

The newly introduced SMART Act would keep ventilators out of bidding for five years, create an expert panel to advise HHS on ventilator coverage policies.

CAIRE Becomes Latest Company to Join American Association for Homecare

The oxygen therapy manufacturer wants to expand its advocacy efforts on behalf of the HME industry.

Podcast

Non-Invasive Ventilator Legislation on the Way

After CMS Administrator’s response to a Congressional sign-on letter failed to address various industry concerns, the industry and Congressional champions forge a legislative response.

Medtrade 2019 Sees Revitalized Expo

New booths, new exhibitors, returning brands and increased foot traffic help increase the energy on the exhibit hall floor.

CMS Responds to House Letter on Non-Invasive Vents

Agency fails to address the core issue of the service levels required by these devices and the vulnerable patients using them. The stage is set of a legislative response.

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