Oxygen


3B Medical Appoints Pontzius as President

Experienced healthcare manufacturing and distribution executive Tom Pontzius will help lead the maker of sleep, oxygen and disinfection products.

HMEB Unveils 2021 New Product Award Winners

This year’s provider-judged competition yielded 15 winners from a large volume of entries, with fierce competition between multiple entries in some key HME product and service categories.

CMS Publishes Oxygen for Cluster Headaches NCD Decision

CMS is finalizing changes to two separate, but medically related NCDs that should expand access to the use of home oxygen to treat Cluster Headache.

Tactile Medical Acquires AffloVest

Medical technology business picks up the maker of high-frequency chest wall oscillation systems from parent company International Biophysics Corp.

Applied Home Healthcare Equipment Unveils OxySafe2

The newest model of the thermal shut-off device provides two directional protection against oxygen fires caused by patients smoking or being around open flames while receiving oxygen.

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2021 Industry Innovators

Strategic Leadership with a Rich Legacy in Oxygen Technology

VGM Asks FDA to Expedite Approval of New Foam for Philips Devices

VGM & Associates sends a letter underscoring the urgency to take action to ensure patient access to devices; offers resources to help providers share their concerns with FDA, as well.

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HME's Legislative, Regulatory and Payer Relations Priorities

The AAHomecare Update at this week's Medtrade Spring offered a winder range of updates. Staff share their top-line priorities from that update, such as increasing SPA rates, extending relief, CMS's proposed O2 NCD and the American Rescue Plan.



Proposed O2 Changes Include Industry Input

CMS’s proposed changes to oxygen National Coverage Determination incorporate many recommendations made by AAHomecare.

CAIRE Unveils myCAIRE Telehealth Solution

The app connects to CAIRE concentrators via patients’ smart devices, and its launch responds to the increased need and demand for telehealth solutions.

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Made for the Challenge

The supply chain issues exposed by the Philips recall underscore the need for policies that fully recognize the importance of maintaining access to respiratory products.

OxyGo Marks 1 Million Lives Helped With Oxygen Devices

Oxygen device maker celebrates the milestone with events that will run during the year, and donates to a school that also provides food and healthcare to its community.

Noridian Releases FAQs for Devices Under Philips Recall

Documents for DME MAC Jurisdictions A and D provide direction on coverage and billing impacts for devices falling under the Philips PE-PUR foam recall.

Philips Recalls Millions of Sleep Devices and Ventilators

The company outlined instructions for patients and HME providers for recall related to the breakdown of noise abatement foam used in devices that could cause health risks and could possibly become toxic or carcinogenic.

Louisiana Senate Upvotes Ventilator Protections

A unanimous vote approves legislation that prevents insurers, MCOs and other payers from capping reimbursement for ventilators.

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2021 HME Business Handbook: Respiratory

Leveraging Infection Control in a Postpandemic World

You are already taking the necessary steps to create a safe environment for your customers — marketing the steps you have taken will allow you to stand out from your competitors.

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2021 HME Business Handbook: Respiratory

Optimizing Oxygen Patient Care While Maximizing Operational Efficiency

With ongoing stress on the global supply chain and logistics, it's important for HME provides to re-assess the operations and costs associated with the equipment upkeep required to care for their oxygen patients.

Louisiana House Passes Ventilator Protections

Legislation preventing insurers, MCOs and other payers from capping reimbursement for ventilators moves to Senate.

Medline to Purchase Hudson RCI Respiratory Products

Acquisition of a significant portion of the Hudson RCI line of respiratory products from Teleflex will not only broaden Medline’s product portfolio but expand its manufacturing capabilities.

OxyGo acquires LIFE Corporation

The purchase of the company, which specializes in emergency oxygen, marks a ‘logical next step’ in expanding OxyGo’s expertise

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