Oxygen


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.

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.

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?

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.

AAHomecare Outlines 2017 Advocacy Agenda

Association leader Tom Ryan outlines the various legislative items the organization has begun to focus on in the New Year.

patient care

Products & Technology

Continuous, Connected Care

We have seen the ways remote patient monitoring has changed sleep therapy care, outcomes, and business models. What does this mean in terms of providers’ ability to improve care and outcomes? How will that benefit their referral partner relationships? What are the technology trends that will make it happen? What other HME segments might see increased monitoring? Diabetes? Oxygen?

HME Business New Product of the Year Award

HME Business Award Winners

Gold Medal Performers

The third annual HMEB New Product Awards program enjoyed even larger turnout this year. After careful consideration from our HME provider judges, we have announced 15 winning products across multiple categories. Learn the backstory of our winning offerings, and how these products can benefit providers and patients alike.

10 Retail Best Practices for HME Providers

Enact a plan that gets customers through your store to buy products that meet their particular needs.

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