Products & Technology

Product Launch Spring 2021

Here's a launchpad of compelling HME products and services that'll help your business boost its appeal to patients and referral partners — and hopefully help your revenues rocket upward.

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Each spring, product manufacturers, distributors and service providers start releasing their latest offerings to the HME industry. Likewise, each spring HME Business strives to compile and cover as many of these new offerings and upgrades as we can muster.

As part of that effort, we’re continuing with a new print and online editorial service we launched last fall: Product Launch. Here, in the magazine, we’re rounding up as many products as we can wrangle.

Then, online, we’re publishing two special Product Launch Showcase editions of our e-Source enewsletter on April 6 and April 20. Plus, we’re hosting a special Product Launch edition of our DemoCast series on April 7. You can sign up for that FREE online event at hme-business.com/webinars. The DemoCast lets you watch online video demos and listen in as we ask vendors Q&A questions. Lastly, make sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter so that you can stay on top of the Product Launch social media buzz.

But let’s get back to the print coverage. The industry’s vendors have contributed a nice supply of new offerings to check out, so let’s take a look:

Folding patient lift helps traveling individuals

Protekt Take-A-Long Folding Electric Patient LiftThe Protekt Take-A-Long Folding Electric Patient Lift represents a new standard in fullbody lifts for individuals who travel or have storage issues in their home. The small footprint is ideal for home use. It easily folds up to fit in most automobile trunks for transport or travel and is lightweight and easy to move at (84 lbs.). The Protekt Take-A-Long features: Dual rear locking casters, two-point spreader bar, emergency stop button, battery-powered with a high-capacity battery pack, built-in battery gauge, low battery/overload warning alarm and tool-free assembly. Weight capacity: 400 lbs. Warranty: electronics two years; frame three years.

Proactive Medical Products
(855) 237-7622
www.proactivemedical.com


Indoor rollator gives patients increased functionality and value

Trust Care Lets Go Indoor RollatorStander’s new Let’s Go Indoor Rollator from Trust Care opens a new “indoor rollator” category for your store. That means you have the opportunity to sell a second rollator for indoor use to existing, or new rollator users. The convenient tray table and basket serve as a caddies for getting items from point A to point B around the home, and the tray is also used as a TV tray while sitting. A one-handed brake allows the user with limited dexterity to grip and brake the handle, and also gives you a free hand to carry items if needed.

Stander
(435) 755-0453
www.stander.com/trustcare


All in one software solution for HME/DME pharmacies

Brightree Business Management Solution for PharmacyBrightree Business Management Solution for Pharmacy is an all-in-one solution that helps HME pharmacies optimize business processes, meet compliance requirements and provide high-quality patient care. The comprehensive suite of solutions brings automation to every step of the pharmacy workflow – from referrals and patient intake through receivables and reporting. It also consolidates HME and pharmacy into one patient record that can capture new patient referrals, prescriptions and eligibility verifications electronically. With HME and pharmacy in one system, the technology streamlines clinical, billing and reporting activities and uses this information to provide accurate business performance data that spans a provider’s entire business.

Brightree
(888) 598-7797
www.brightree.com


New distinctions for DMEPOSaccredited providers

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has developed two new distinctions for DMEPOS-accredited organizations. The Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management, a recognition that allows providers to demonstrate expertise in managing respiratory conditions, and the Distinction in Custom Mobility, a designation that recognizes first-rate providers of custom mobility products, will further help providers demonstrate their commitment to patients’ quality of life. Each of these distinctions is available to providers accredited under the ACHC DMEPOS program.

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)
(855) 937-2242
www.achc.org


Document management with a dashboard view

TIMS Document ManagementTIMS Document Management provides the means for HME/DME providers to build and manage form templates, as well as define insurance documentation billing rules on a payer-specific basis for each product line they service. This allows the sites to bring the entire HME/DME medical billing process together — no tribal knowledge required. Effectively manage compliance documents with a single dashboard that informs them of documents to work, tasks for which they are responsible, and the ability to research customer accounts.

Computers Unlimited/TIMS Software
(406) 255-9500
www.TIMSSoftware.com/Medical


Portable oxygen concentrator designed for easy use

Live Active FiveLive Active Five is designed for your 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. The long-lasting battery fully charges 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.

Precision Medical Inc.
(800) 272-7285
www.precisionmedical.com


Full line of PPE helps keep staff, customers safe

PPE gownAPEX’s line of personal protective equipment aims to address the ongoing need to keep staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The PPE provides a protective layer to keep the human body from potentially infectious materials, toxic medications, and other potentially dangerous substances at work. The range includes N95 face masks, disposable face masks, medical isolation gown and coverall, disposable caps, gloves, and shoe covers to guarantee full support for caregivers.

APEX Medical Corp.
(714) 671 3818
www.apexmedicalcorp.com


Conserving regulator weighs just 280 grams, reduces deliveries

ConservOxOxyGo has Introduced ConservOx, its new oxygen conserving regulator (CGA 870). ConservOx is one of the smallest, lightest, and most dependable oxygen conservers on the market today — weighing only 280 grams. HME providers can lower their operating costs while protecting themselves, patients, and employees from COVID-19 by reducing their cylinder deliveries with ConservOx.

OxyGo
(888) 327-7301
www.applied-inc.com


Virtual Site Surveys help ensure DMEPOS accreditation renewal

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC)BOC Virtual Site Surveys leverage technology to enable facility owners to comply with CMS requirements when an in-person visit is not possible, like the present situation due to the pandemic. Virtual Site Surveys take place in real-time, replicating standard procedures. An independent surveyor coordinates an online ‘meeting’ to conduct a virtual tour of the facility. If BOC awards accreditation, an additional in-person site visit will follow as soon as it is safe and possible.BOC virtual surveys also are eligible for BOC’s expedited service, which guarantees a visit from a surveyor within 10 business days.

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC)
(877) 776-2200
www.bocusa.org/accreditation/apply/


New Assist threshold ramp providers users with handrails

Assist rampThe Assist, with a slip-resistant walking surface and sturdy handrails, affords users safe, stable access to porches, tiered sidewalks, curbs, and about every one-step level change in a living area. Assist is readily available in 36” wide 3, 4, 5 and 6 ft. lengths, though customizable to user needs. Proper installation of Assist requires anchoring and the handrails can be attached in a few minutes.

Access4U Inc.
(800) 355-7025
www.access4uinc.com


Narrow power wheelchair provides 17” turning radius

QUICKIE Q300 M MiniThe new QUICKIE Q300 M Mini is Sunrise Medical’s narrowest power wheelchair. Thanks to true mid-wheel drive technology, the Q300 M Mini turns on the spot, providing an ultra-small 17” turning radius (without footplates). With a turning circle of less than a yard - 33.7” - the Q300 M Mini allows you to turn around in the smallest of elevators. It’s available with two seating frames — the simple, adjustable SEDEO Lite and the highly configurable SEDEO Pro — which both offer the C-Me option, enabling seat elevation up to 12” while traveling up to 3 mph.

Sunrise Medical
(800) 333-4000
www.SunriseMedical.com


Cloud-based system helps provider manage equipment in the field

Quality BiomedicalManaging a fleet of respiratory equipment – including ventilators, O2 concentrators, humidifiers, etc. — is important, regulated, and expensive. To help providers contend with that challenge, Quality Biomedical developed Q-Connect, a cloud-based equipment service-management platform. Using Q-Connect, Providers of respiratory equipment can easily track PM due dates, request RMA numbers and pick-ups, manage equipment location, view service reports online, and track the status of their equipment as it moves through the service process. Quality Biomedical’s new v.3.0 is faster, offers new features and more intuitive navigation. Integration with Brightree further enhances the value of Q-Connect, which is provided free to Quality Biomedical’s customers.

Quality Biomedical Inc.
(803) 526-7267
www.QualityBiomedical.com


Reimbursement solution manages entire billing function

ProchantProchant’s pharmacy reimbursement solutions tackle troubling key performance indicators, high staff turnover, reduced reimbursement, and rising labor rates so that providers can focus on caring for their patients and growing their business. Solutions include full-service billing, a suite of services that manage providers’ entire billing function, and process outsourcing, which allows providers to outsource where they need it most. The Prochant team becomes a seamless extension of the provider’s.

Prochant
(888) 349-9015
www.prochant.com


Compact nasal mask features the world’s first CapFit headgear

EvoraIntroducing the F&P Evora, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s new compact nasal mask for the delivery of PAP therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The Evora features the world’s first CapFit headgear and F&P’s next generation of Dynamic Support Technology. With Dynamic Support Technology, the stability wings work in synergy with the floating seal to allow freedom of movement while keeping the Evora comfortably in place. Minimal and unobtrusive, the floating seal wraps around the nose to ensure a flexible and comfortable fit. The stability wings are designed to keep the floating seal in place.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
(800) 792-3912
www.fphcare.com/evoranasal


Immunization certification program includes COVID-19

Immunization CertificationThe Compliance Team’s Immunization Certification program covers adult and pediatric immunizations as well as COVID-19 vaccinations. The program verifies and validates your facility’s immunization program for quality, safety, and efficiency. It enables you, the network administrator, or the provider within the network, to meet CDC requirements as well as to build trust in the safety and quality of your vaccine administration. Program standards include, but are not limited to vaccine storage, infection control, sharps handling, adverse effects, and patient history and follow-up. This Certification is a stand-alone program and is valid for two years.

The Compliance Team Inc.
(215) 654-9110
www.TheComplianceTeam.org


Heated CPAP tube available for DreamStation and PR System One

Heated CPAP TubeThe Sunset Heated CPAP Tube for DreamStation and PR System One humidifiers brings a popular design to a new great value product. The Heated CPAP Tube aims to improve compliance by preventing rainout and increasing comfort. It features strain relief cuffs and an auto safety shut-off for optimal performance. The Sunset Heated CPAP Tube is UL Recognized and holds a 510(k). Call now to speak live with a Sunset sales representative and request more information on the company’s newest CPAP solution.

Sunset Healthcare Solutions
(877) 578-6738
sunsethcs.com


Patient lift emphasizes comfort and security

Invacare Stand AssistThe new Premier Series Invacare Stand Assist (ISA) lift offers optimal functionality and an innovative feature set for maximum comfort and security when transferring weight-bearing residents and patients, as well as those needing rehabilitation support. The difference is in the details. The sleek and modern design was driven by customer insights, with a goal of incorporating what was most valued in a stand-assist lift while bringing in new features to enhance the user and caregiver experience. Assembly and dismantling can be done without any tools, making
equipment setup and transport easier than ever.

Invacare Corp.
(800) 333-6900
www.invacare.com


The next generation of Responsive Respiratory’s CPAP/BiPAP disinfectors

Purify O3The next generation in Responsive Respiratory’s Purify O3 line of sleep therapy equipment cleaning and sanitizing device, the Elite Series. The Purify O3 Elite features touch‐to‐activate controls and visual feedback for users that includes an illuminated disinfection progress ring and a lighted battery life indicator. The Purify O3 Elite kills 99.99 percent of germs and bacteria in a single cleaning cycle and is third-party tested for efficacy, according to Responsive Respiratory, which adds the device is FDA registered. Also, the device is lightweight, compact, and sanitizes and stores in its included reusable zippered case, which should appeal to users who travel or who are short on space.

Responsive Respiratory Inc.
(866) 333-4030
www.purifyo3.com


Auto access system offers controlled onboarding and wheelchair securement

INQLINEINQLINE is a fully tested, heavy-duty winch and restraint system featuring dual automatic retractors that double as front tie-downs, making it the ideal solution for both passenger onboarding and passenger securement. INQLINE simplifies guiding mobility passengers up or down a ramp and reduces liability with an ergonomic thumb controller that allows the operator to manually steer the passenger in and out of the vehicle. Controlled steering not only reduces the possibility of tipovers but gives the operator full command and confidence to tackle common hurdles like curbside parking, uneven surfaces and shifting weight distribution.

Q’STRAINT
(954) 986-6665
www.qstraint.com/inqline


Learning management system helps providers maintain staff education

HealthTrainUGiven that the OIG has referred to, a proper compliance department is not complete without “conducting effective training and education.” Some providers might be wondering where their company is at regarding educating their staff compliance? While the pandemic might have thrown a wrench into their policies and procedures, it still is a mandate to provide education necessary to stay compliant with the OIG directive. Learning management systems were virtual long before that term became commonplace. For your HME staff’s required continuing education and training needs, HealthTrainU offers a learning management system to satisfy those unique demands.

HealthTrainU/Accreditation Commission for Health Care
(833) 875-6338
www.healthtrainu.com


Catheter easy to use and includes features for increased comfort

Cure Dextra Closed SystemThe Cure Dextra Closed System has proprietary features that make it easy to use — even with limited dexterity. Tip Advancing Technology with unique Gripper Arrow enables the pre-lubricated, straight tip catheter to advance from the bag into the body without contact. A Support Band on the back helps enable controlled use. Like all Cure Medical products, the Cure Dextra features polished eyelets for increased comfort. It is not made with DEHP/DINP, BPA, or NR-Latex for peace of mind.

Cure Medical
(800) 570-1778
www.curemedical-dextra.com


Web-based Delivery Manager helps control provider costs

WellSky Delivery ManagerThe WellSky Delivery Manager, available through an integration with CareTend, helps HME/DME, specialty pharmacy, and home infusion providers manage workflow and logistics in a way that helps keep costs down. The new WellSky Delivery Manager helps providers save time and money via managing deliveries and shipments using a web-based solution and a complementing mobile application. The system includes route optimization and visualization using Google Maps and lets providers track deliveries with real-time delivery truck tracking. Other key features include electronic signature capture and delivery logging with proof of delivery with longitude, latitude, and photo. The system also includes offline capabilities using mobile, and has full integration with FedEx, USPS, UPS, and other couriers for shipping.

WellSky
(855) WELLSKY
wellsky.com/home-medical-equipment/


Billing statements providers can customize the level of detail

Team DMETeamDME! XL has added simplified customer statements that allow providers to choose the amount of data and fields that they print on statements. Providers can create a summary invoice that limit the detail or include all the details for a claim and allow the customer to pay their bill online. The company has also added customizable fields in all sections of TeamDME! XL and the ability to create custom shipping labels. In addition, TeamDME! has an integrated solution with CMB Solutions to offer a turn-key solution for patient engagement for all HME product lines, compliance, replenishment, reminders, adherence, and readmission risk management.

TeamDME
(888) 832-6363
www.teamdme.com

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of HME Business.

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