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HMEB New Product Awards Now Accepting Entries

HME Business is now accepting entries for its sixth annual New Product of the Year competition; deadline Sept. 6.

O2 Advocates Press for Bid Exemption of Non-Invasive Vents

AAHomecare to meet with CMS, lawmakers next week on the issue; releases white paper on the issue.

ResMed and Post-Acute: A Constant Technology Evolution

ResMed COO Rob Douglas on his company’s 30-year anniversary and how it has participated in the growth and adoption of new care technologies in post-acute health.

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HME Business Handbook: Oxygen

How to Educate Your Oxygen Patients on POC Usage

How do providers educate both patients that aren't using their POCs as much as they should be, as well as help 'super users' understand device limitations?

Home Oxygen Company Earns Audit Reprieve

California respiratory and sleep provider notches its fourth 12-month break from TPE audits.

Industry Hits Capitol Hill with Full Agenda

AAHomecare facilitates in-person meetings between lawmakers and industry advocates in Washington, D.C.; coordinates virtual fly-in for providers to remotely assist lobbying push.

Congressional Letters Call for Vent Relief

Providers urged to help collect lawmakers’ signatures for House and soon-to-debut Senate sign-on letters asking CMS and HHS to pull back from including non-invasive vents in competitive bidding.

Bidding, Oxygen Reform Bill Hits House

New legislation would provide permanent rural and non-bid area relief and eliminate the oxygen budget neutrality requirement.



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Business Solutions

Ideas for Growth

Providing respiratory products and services continues to be a business beset by declining reimbursement. We interviewed several experts who offered up more than 30 pro-tips to help oxygen providers add revenue and widen margins.

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Respiratory drug delivery systems are getting a tech makeover and rapidly advancing toward better outcomes. Now is the time to learn more.

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Products & Technology

HME Product Jackpot

Attendees at year's edition of Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas will rake in a jackpot of HME products and business services at the event's April 17-18 expo. We’ve rounded up some of the top offerings that will be on display on the show floor.

AAHomecare Underscores Ventilator Concerns

Association meets with White House Domestic Policy Council on CMS’s addition of non-invasive ventilators to Round 2021.

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5 Ways to Build Referral Sources

This five-minute read will give you five easy steps to help you educate your oxygen referral partners and strengthen those relationships in the process.

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Products & Technology

6 Must-Stock Retail Categories

Every HME provider in the industry knows that retail sales offer a logical way to extend their funded business as well as reach new, cash-paying customers. What they might not know is which categories are proven winners. We talk to various HME providers and retail sales experts to learn more about the top-selling products that drive revenue for them, and what should be must-stock items for your retail business.

OxyGo Launches Bluetooth-Enabled POC

Device connects to patient app and provider desktop to facilitate a variety of remote monitoring functions.

AAHomecare Re-engages with Lawmakers in New Congress

As the new Congress sets its committees of jurisdiction, HME association sets stage for advancing industry’s agenda on Capitol Hill.

NGK Acquires CAIRE

Spark plug company purchases oxygen equipment maker to help establish a foothold in healthcare.

2019 Fee Schedule: More Oxygen Cuts

CMS’s decision to apply budget neutrality offsets to 2019 fee schedule sees reimbursement reductions for a variety of oxygen codes.

Report: O2 Care Hurting and Bidding Could Be the Cause

A report from the American Thoracic Society calls for further analysis into relation between competitive bidding and problems with oxygen patients’ care.

ResMed Acquires Propeller Health for $225M

Acquisition of cloud-connected healthcare company will give ResMed technology for remotely monitoring COPD and asthma patients’ medication use.

Podcast with Dr. David White

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