Portable oxygen

Business Solutions

Oxygen Outlook: Portable Oxygen's Leap of Faith

Despite portable oxygen’s strong value proposition both from a care perspective and a business point of view, many respiratory providers still haven’t transitioned to using these devices. However, as 2018 approaches, the need to do so becomes all the more pressing. Why are they holding out, and how can they more easily take what they might perceive to be a leap of faith on this business model?

HMEB New Product of the Year Awards Announced

Fourth year of products sees 11 winning products from various categories selected by a panel provider of provider judges.

Rural Bid Relief Bill to Debut in Early November

Nascent legislation would remedy not only national bid expansion, but the oxygen ‘double-dip,’ as well.

Products & Technology

Medtrade 2017 Shop Til You Drop

This year's edition of Medtrade offers a wide selection of DME items and business services providers are sure to want to load up on.

CAIRE Taps Altra Service Professionals as Authorized Service Center

Relationship aims to cut provider costs, covers stationary and portable devices in New Jersey and New England.

New Product of the Year Entry Deadline Extended

HMEB will keep entry period for its annual New Product of the Year competition open until Sept. 15.

Providers Rush to Aid Hurricane Relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, HME businesses assist patients as they are evacuated from flooded, damaged areas.

Ford Set to Exhibit at Medtrade

Ford Motor Co. will showcase how its Transit and Transit Connect vans can meet the industry’s demands.

Providers Urged to Give August Lobbying Push a Boost

With potential legislation possibly on the horizon, HME advocates hope to set the stage with some concentrated lobbying during congressional recess.

Philips Cuts Ribbon on Pittsburgh ‘Innovation Center’

New office location expands company’s dual commitment to Western Pennsylvania and collaborating with universities and other healthcare innovators.

Product Solutions

Portable Oxygen

Portable oxygen systems have revolutionized long-term oxygen therapy both for patients and providers. We look at some of the latest systems on the market.

Drum Line Heralds New Day for Invacare

DME manufacturer enters August no longer under the injunction of its FDA consent decree, ending nearly five years of heavily restricted production and sales.

CareCredit, OxyGo Strike Financing Partnership

Entry into HME market by established healthcare credit card company should expand oxygen patients’ equipment, therapy options.

Study: Most COPD Patients Not Receiving PAP Therapy Despite Benefits

Modern PAP therapy has the potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, yet most COPD patients go without.

Responsive Respiratory Celebrates 15-year anniversary

Manufacturer and distributor has focused its business on various high-pressure oxygen solutions.

COPD Takes Its Toll on Patients in Multiple Ways

Patients feel a variety of physical symptoms, including some “mysterious” problems, as well as emotional issues.

House Sign-On Letter Continues Gathering Traction

Letter to Price, Verma calling for various bid reforms now boast more than 100 lawmakers’ signatures.

AAHomecare Maintains Legislative Momentum

A week after a successful Washington Conference, AAHomecare and industry advocates keep driving support for House sign-on letter.

Congressional Letter Calls for DME, CRT Reforms

Authored by bi-partisan group of lawmakers, letter asks HHS’s Price and CMS’s Verma for key four reforms that would protect providers, patients.

Problem Solvers

Fine-Tuning Portable Oxygen

Five ways respiratory providers can cut portable O2 costs and boost sales.

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