Products & Technology

HME Hits a Hot Streak

Attendees of Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas will take in a motherlode of compelling products and services at the industry event.

High rolling HME providers are headed to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from March 3-5 for Medtrade Spring’s yearly conference and expo showcasing the best of the industry. Along with attending educational conference sessions and networking events, providers will get to see the latest product and services releases and get a taste of the innovative offerings that are hitting the market in 2020. Here’s a roundup of some of the offerings that will be on display at the show:

OSA full face mask designed with stability and breathability in mind

Vitera Full Face CPAP MaskWith the patient at the center of Fisher & Paykel’s design philosophy, the key focus areas for the company’s new mask for obstructive sleep apnea included stability, adaptability, and breathability. The technologies work in harmony throughout the night for effective therapy and ultimate comfort. The product includes VentiCool breathable technology in the headgear, dissipating heat and moisture while still maintain an effective seal. Other design features include headgear clips, grip tabs and VisiBlue highlights.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
(800) 792-3912
www.fphcare.com/vitera
Booth no. 519


Pocket-sized portable nebulizer delivers whisper-quiet treatments

Flyp NebulizerWeighing only 4 ounces, smaller than a cell phone, and virtually silent in use, Convexity Scientific’s Flyp Nebulizer is a truly pocket portable nebulizer that offers an alternative to traditionally loud nebulizers. Flyp generates a precise aerosol with up to 90 percent of particles in the respirable range. The product is powered by an internal L-Ion battery and can be recharged simply via micro-USB. The nebulizer’s whisper-quiet treatments can last as little as seven minutes.

Convexity Scientific Inc.
(844) 359-7632
www.FlypNebulizer.com
Booth no. 318


Hemp oil tincture includes cannabinoid-rich formula for fast absorption

Full Spectrum Hemp Oil TincturePūrWell has launched its Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Tincture in unflavored 2000mg. CBD tinctures are the most popular type of hemp CBD products, due to their fast absorption and high bioavailability. PūrWell’s pharmacist-formulated tinctures include cannabinoid-rich, whole-plant hemp oil, organic MCT oil and organic essential oils for flavoring. PūrWe ll tinctures are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free and alcohol-free. The cost of the new PūrWell CBD Oil Tincture, 2000mg, unflavored is $199.99.

PūrWell
(844) 787-9355
www.purwell.com
Booth no. 443


HME software streamlines billing, order processing and inventory management

QS/1QS/1’s SystemOne helps HME/DME businesses and pharmacies remain relevant and successful, according to the company. SystemOne’s modular design lets providers select only the functionality they need and add as the business demands. Choose it for processing orders, billing Medicare, Medicaid, and third-parties, filing compliant documentation, managing inventory, and the ability to integrate with pharmacy, point-of-sale, and IVR. QS/1 serves customers with nationwide hardware support, 24/7 customer service, regulatory updates, and ongoing product enhancements.

QS/1
(866) 548-9190
www.qs1.com/systemone
Booth no. 306


New AGM battery supplies power for scooter applications

MU-1 SLD M 33MK Battery has introduced a new sealed VRLA AGM battery for scooter applications. The economically priced MU-1 SLD M 33 is designed for basic consumer power and backed by the same “no-hassle” 13-month warranty that has differentiated MK products in the marketplace for years. AGM batteries supply sufficient functionality to meet less critical needs of certain lighter duty mobility applications. The new battery is widely available in 20 distribution centers nationwide for immediate delivery.

MK Battery
(800) 372-9253
www.mkbattery.com
Booth no. 402


Homecare bed features shear management technology, Scandinavian design

Etude HC BedIn addition to its elegant Scandinavian style, the Invacare Etude HC Bed offers clinical and functional benefits that separate it from typical homecare beds. Shear Management Technology is designed to help prevent harmful shear as the bed is articulated, and its unique “Comfort Chair” positioning allows users to sit up in a natural position. The product is part of Invacare’s new collection of European home medical products designer to help users live in style.

Invacare Corp.
(800) 333-6900
www.invacare.com
Booth no. 713


Footwear uses biomechanical technology to hug arches like a natural footprint

Vionic Footwear and Orthaheel OrthoticsYour style, your science. That’s the motto behind Vionic Footwear and Orthaheel Orthotics. Biomechanics is a fancy way of saying the science of the way we move. Experts in foot and body movement took their studies and created Vio Motion Support. Because each shoe conceals this biomechanical technology under the foot, Vionic’s shoes and sandals hug arches like a natural footprint. This is how Vionic supports patients so they can get a move on.

Vionic Group LLC
(888) 882-7954
www.vionicshoes.com
Booth no. 408


Portable oxygen concentrator makes battery changes quick and easy

Live Active Five Portable Oxygen ConcentratorLive Active Five, Precision Medical’s portable oxygen concentrator, is designed for the patient’s ease, comfort and peace of mind. It starts with the touch of a button. Convenient top access makes battery changes quick and easy, with the battery fully charging in two hours. It has a simple LCD screen with easy-to-understand language. The dual curve design is comfortable to wear on either side. In addition, the product comes with a comfortable carry bag and a three-year device warranty.

Precision Medical Inc.
(800) 272-7285
www.precisionmedical.com
Booth no. 615


CPAP cleaner offers screen-free interface and easier patient experience

ZoeyFeaturing a minimalist aesthetic and simple operation, Sunset’s new CPAP cleaner Zoey offers an easy-to-use interface for sleep apnea patients. The cleaner uses activated oxygen to clean CPAP masks, headgear and tubing. In addition, the product has a screen-free interface using colored lights to guide users. Zoey, which will be sold to patients exclusively through HME providers, is also quiet, small and unobtrusive. According to Sunset, Zoey’s branding was developed to bring character into the provider space.

Sunset Healthcare Solutions
(877) 578-6738
www.sunsethcs.com
Booth no. 427


Business management solutions eliminate complexity, increase profitability

Business Management SoftwareBrightree’s Business Management Software uncomplicates the business of post-acute care with innovative end-to-end technology solutions that eliminate administrative, financial and clinical complexity, all while increasing profitability. ePrescribe allows seamless information transfer between care providers; ReSupply and Mobile Delivery streamline ordering and delivery processes; the Patient Hub app eases patient-provider communication; and Advanced Analytics and Revenue Cycle Management contribute to greater business insights and cash flow.

Brightree LLC
(888) 598-7797
www.brightree.com
Booth no. 619


Portable life support ventilator platform provides consistent monitoring

Trilogy EvoTrilogy Evo is the only portable life support ventilator platform designed to stay with patients to provide consistent therapy and monitoring as they change care environments and when their condition changes. Integrated with Care Orchestrator, Philips’ sleep and respiratory care cloud-based management system, Trilogy Evo helps to ease the burden of chronic conditions management by allowing physicians, clinicians, and care providers to collaborate and coordinate care from hospital to home.

Philips Respironics
(800) 345-6443
www.philips.com/respironics
Booth no. 815


New resources for respiratory providers and HME leaders

VGM RespiratoryVGM Respiratory has developed an End-Tidal CO2 Protocol. This protocol will help providers identify patients that will help them grow NIV and potentially help reduce hospital re-admission for those patients. Also, VGM & Associates are planning to release the first playbook of 2020 at Medtrade Spring. The latest playbook focuses on leadership, including lessons on everything from change management to leadership development. Members can find playbook resources at vgm.com/playbook.

VGM Respiratory
(800) 642-6065
www.vgm.com/respiratory
Booth no. 717


Analytics software allows providers to double down on revenue cycle management

ProchantProchant Analytics is a software-agnostic dashboard tool from Prochant, an HME billing and process outsourcing company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The platform presents a provider’s data using industry-standard key performance indicators for revenue cycle management and includes historical trending, benchmarks, and the ability to drill down fully into the underlying data. The company also offers full-service billing solutions to take over all insurance billing or staff augmentation solutions to outsource some services.

Prochant Inc.
(888) 349-9015
www.prochant.com
Booth no. 334


Low-maintenance wheelchair provides strength and durability

Everest & Jennings Advantage WheelchairGF Health’s Everest & Jennings Advantage Wheelchair provides comfort and durability at an affordable price. Designed as a low maintenance wheelchair, it offers an attractive silver vein durable hammertone steel finish. The chair is available in 16, 18 and 20-inch seat widths, all of which include black padded nylon and vinyl upholstery available with standard chart pocket. The chair’s carbon steel frame provides strength and durability. The wheelchair can come with swing-away footrests or an elevating legrest.

GF Health Products
(770) 368-4700
www.grahamfield.com
Booth no. 821


Catheter for men offers the convenience of pre-lubrication without the mess

Cure Ultra Coude CatheterThe sterile, singleuse Cure Ultra is a ready-to-use catheter for men with all of the convenience of pre-lubrication, but without the drip or mess. The Cure Ultra Coude Catheter for men features a proprietary CoverAll application process for even distribution of lubricant over the catheter as it is removed from the package. The product, which is not made with DEHP/DINP, BPA or NR-latex, is very reimbursement and margin friendly for providers, according to Cure.

Cure Medical LLC
(800) 570-1778
www.curemedical.com
Booth no. 314


Providers can help shape the future of HME through AAHomecare membership

American Association of HomecareAAHomecare brings together the HME community to advocate for public policy priorities at the federal and state level. Providers can help shape the future of HME by joining AAHomecare during Medtrade Spring and get 25 percent off your dues for 2020. Members will gain access to AAHomecare staff on regulatory, legislative, and payer relations issues and have the ability to drive HME policy by serving on an AAHomecare Advisory Council. Networking opportunities with peers and industry leaders are also available.

American Association for Homecare
(866) 289-0492
www.aahomecare.org
Booth no. 501


Integrated billing system offers total RCM solution, 24-hour support for providers

TIMS SoftwareTIMS Software is a total revenue cycle management solution for HME/DME providers. The integrated billing system is entirely customizable, making it easier for staff to request missing documentation and set automated tasks. It offers revenue-qualifying patient intake, document management, compliance-centric workflows, A/R collections worklists, inventory management, mobile delivery, business intelligence, and much more. Developed by Computers Unlimited in Billings, Montana, TIMS backs its users with US-based support, available 24 hours a day.

Computers Unlimited
(406) 255-9500
www.TIMSsoftware.com/medical
Booth no. 726


Full-size four-wheel scooter provides navigation in tight spaces and around corners

Zero Turn 10 ScooterThe Zero Turn 10 Scooter is a full-size four-wheel scooter with a three-wheel turning radius. Featuring patent-pending iTurn Technology, the Zero Turn 10 provides navigation in small spaces and around corners. Other highlights include Comfort-Trac Suspension; indoor/outdoor use with high traction including on gravel, trails, and grass; a full LED lighting package with sequential turn signals; an integrated cupholder in the tiller; a puddle light; a USB charging port; and a 400 lbs. weight capacity.

Pride Mobility
(800) 800-8586
www.pridemobility.com
Booth no. 917

This article originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of HME Business.

About the Author

Haley Samsel is the Associate Content Editor of HME Business and Mobility Management.

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