Oxygen


Louisiana Senate Upvotes Ventilator Protections

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

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

NuvoAir Unveils NuvoAir Cough

Mobile app that records coughs to help identify exacerbations and other disease activity in respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD.

Sunset Acquires Two Skincare Products

RoEzIt Dermal Care and CPAP Moisture Therapy are designed to help increase patient comfort and compliance with oxygen and sleep therapy.

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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.

AAHomecare: O2 Rates Will Bolster Reimbursement for Years to Come

Besides adding $650 million in reimbursements for oxygen suppliers over the next 10 years, the recent win should pay other dividends industry advocates say.



RRI Unveils New Compact Multi-cylinder Cart

The rugged, open-front cart is designed to save space and more easily move oxygen cylinders around providers’ facilities.

CMS Publishes New Oxygen Fee Schedule

Starting April 1, the new rates don’t apply budget neutrality, resulting in an increase in reimbursement for oxygen products nationwide.

ACHC Launches Two New Distinctions

New offerings help respiratory providers and providers of custom mobility products demonstrate their commitment to care management and quality of life.

3B Medical Launches ‘Share the Aer’ Giveaway

Every month for the next 6 months, 3B Medical will be giving away one free Aer X portable oxygen concentrator.

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Breathe Easy?

COVID-19 has strained America’s oxygen infrastructure like nothing before. What factors are impacting supply and demand, and how are stakeholders responding? What other factors are impacting the oxygen market at the same time?

COVID-19

Business Solutions

14th Annual Big 10

It’s time again for our annual Big 10 list of trends affecting HME now and in the months to come, but this year is different due to the far-reaching COVID-19 public health emergency. See what will impact the industry as we roll into 2021.

Industry's Hard Fought Oxygen Win

AAHomecare's Ryan reflects on four-year advocacy effort to change the budget-neutrality cuts that hurt providers and users of oxygen equipment and services in rural areas.

Congress Upvotes COVID-19 Bill

House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass the second relief package of the year, which includes two key HME industry provisions.

Philips Rolls Out DreamWear Silicone Pillows

Philips took a data-backed design approach to the silicone pillows by designing them using 3D fascial scan data.

Invacare Founder Mixon Passes Away

A shrewd business leader and HME pioneer, ‘Mal’ Mixon’s life was marked by tireless industry advocacy efforts and dedication to the ideal of ‘making life’s experiences possible.’

Survey: COVID-19 Hurt Care Access for COPD Patients

More than 70 percent of COPD patients have needed to seek emergency care during COVID-19 so far, but roughly one in four of those patients opted not to go.

Spiro Health Acquires Absolute Respiratory Care

The acquisition will help Spiro Health provide sleep and respiratory services across Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Podcast: 5 Referral Sales Challenges Facing HMEs Right Now