Oxygen


Drive Medical Purchases DeVilbiss Healthcare

Buy marks Drive’s largest acquisition to date, adds brand known in respiratory and sleep equipment segments.

Older White Women Receive Most Oxygen Therapy

New study shows substantial demographic swing among COPD patients; also indicates impact of 36-month rental cap.

Problem Solvers

Getting the Most from a Good Thing

As popular as POCs and home filling systems have become, a learning curve remains. How can providers help patients to maximize their portable oxygen usage?

AAHomecare Recruits Providers, Patients for COPD Study

Effort will study if beneficiary follow-up and education leads to better compliance and outcomes.

Respiratory Survey

Respiratory Survey 2015

Bracing for the Re-Compete

Respiratory Management's Sixth Annual Respiratory Survey reviews the factors influencing shape the state of respiratory care today.

Oxygen Satisfaction

State of Satisfaction

The State of Oxygen Satisfaction

New feature from HMEB: Data from accrediting organization The Compliance Team sheds some light on key pieces of patient data. This month we examine national oxygen patient satisfaction.

Marketplace

Stationary Oxygen Marketplace

Stationary oxygen equipment remains a key part of care for many long-term oxygen therapy patients. We look at some of the latest offerings.

patient care

Care Quality

Bridging the Gap Between Care and Cost

Medicare might have forced oxygen into heavily cost-conscious business models, but there are still many ways to maximize patient care.



Respiratory Professionals Urged to Take Survey

HMEB, RM host sixth annual respiratory therapy survey covering a variety of care, reimbursement topics.

Product Solutions

Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Over the last nine years, POCs in general have become more reliable, more economically priced, smaller, and lighter weight than original offerings, which lets oxygen patients be more mobile than ever before. Here's a look at some of the latest portable oxygen therapy offerings on the market.

HMEB, RM Survey Respiratory Professionals

Sixth annual respiratory therapy survey polls oxygen industry on a variety of care, reimbursement topics.

Monaghan Takes Helm at Invacare

Medical, aerospace exec fills vacancy left after DME giant's president and CEO Blouch retired in July and longtime chairman Mixon retired at end of 2014.

O2 Concepts Elevates Kent to CEO; Expands Management Staff

POC maker adds International VP and Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast.

O2 Concepts Verizon Partner for Wireless POC Platform

New Oxlife Independence with DNA Technology will use Verizon’s network to track POCs in the field.

CDC: 15% of Older Adults Have Lung Disease

Roughly 1 in 7 middle age or older suffer from lung disorders ranging from asthma to COPD.

Mixon Retires from Invacare Corp.

Founder of DME manufacturing giant stepping down from role as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Medicare Changes RAD Guidelines for COPD

New policy changes COPD qualification to ease COPD patients’ access to noninvasive bilevel device.

Sunovion Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program

Pharmaceuticals firm signs-on as Silver Level partner to help ensure Americans’ access to home health.

Respiratory Forecast

Business Solutions

Cloudy Forecast for Respiratory

Challenges continue to obscure the oxygen market outlook for 2015. With more than 1.5 million-plus patients using home oxygen, providers and industry experts sound off about the future of oxygen.

Oxlife Independence

Product Spotlight

Keeping Tabs

O2 Concepts' Oxlife Independence is a well-known POC offering that has served up a portable oxygen therapy package for more than two years, but a new upgrade aims to put a considerable amount of telemetry intelligence into providers’ hands.

Capped Rental Titles

What is your primary method for notifying patients about a title transfer when a rental item meets its cap?





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