Oxygen


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.

Invacare Makes Headway on Consent Decree

Manufacturer completes final two steps needed to allow FDA to inspect facilities; length of inspection process or ensuing work remains unknown.

Rotech Acquires Griffin Home Health Care

National respiratory provider’s purchase will expand its North Carolina market reach.

AAHomecare Fights 'Double Dip' O2 Cuts

Association continues efforts to get non-bid providers relief from extra-low reimbursement for stationary oxygen.

Study: O2 Patients Interested in New Cannula Options

Users of dual-prong nasal cannulas report frequent difficulties, interested in single-prong alternatives.

respiratory audits under a microscope

Business Solutions

Respiratory Audits: Under the Microscope

As the new RAC comes online, and as the 2017 HHS OIG Workplan is in effect, what can respiratory providers expect in terms of audits, and how should they respond?

Aging in place

Products & Technology

Rethinking Aging in Place

Aging in place isn’t just home access. It represents a broad array of new service opportunities for the senior market. What are some top product categories that providers can use to jump in?

Editor's Note

A New Attitude

CMS needs to change how it regards HME. How it helps shape the future of U.S. healthcare could depend on it.

Observation Deck

The Next Big Opportunity?

Providers should explore the renewed world of airway clearance. It just could be the next major product category for HME.

CAIRE Opens New Service Center

North Florida facility will provide authorized repairs to respiratory equipment.

Cryogenic Solutions and Inventory Solutions Merge as CIS

Two companies will continue to specialize in refurbished oxygen equipment, but now under one new company name and logo.

InHome Medical Solutions Names New Senior VP

Craig Long comes to distribution company with more than 20 years of executive experience in the healthcare industry.

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