Oxygen


Encore Healthcare Adds VP of Sales and Business Development

Encore Healthcare adds Ray Gregg, BS, CRT, RPSGT, who will lead the Encore team’s growth with HME providers and payers.

CAIRE Expands Oxygen Portfolio in Brazil

The oxygen device maker’s Companion 5 and NewLife Intensity 10 stationary concentrators will become Available in the South American country in July.

Former Apria Exec Joins Quality Biomedical Advisory Board

Jack Baikie will bring his lengthy background in managing healthcare supply chains and provider resources to the equipment management company.

Lockard Named Director of VGM Respiratory

VGM & Associates adds longtime respiratory and DME professional to bring a new perspective to its respiratory program.

Study Compares Various POCs

Georgia State University researchers compared the oxygen output of eight competitive devices, with CAIRE’s FreeStyle Comfort leading the results. More insights are available in a free HMEB webinar.

Responsive Respiratory Names Steven Bannon New President and Owner

Bannon will leverage his experience overseeing supply chain and cost-reduction initiatives to lead the oxygen equipment company.

CMS Instructs DME MACs on Oxygen NCD Changes

The two separate, but medically related NCDs should expand access to home oxygen services.

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Respiratory Care’s Evolving Challenges During Covid

The Clinical Care Team serving respiratory patients has faced a roller coaster of changes during Covid-19. What’s the latest, and where is care headed?



Calif. Provider Rolls Out In-Person Respironics Remediation

Home Oxygen Company has launched an in-person replacement service of recalled Philips Respironics CPAP devices.

Sunset Receives ISO Certification 

Certification will enable maker of sleep, oxygen and other products to expand its manufacturing.

Responsive Respiratory Marks 20th Anniversary

The manufacturer is celebrating two decades of making equipment and supplies for high-pressure oxygen.

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Business Solutions

15th Annual Big 10

Once again, we proofile 10 trends that will shape the HME industry this year. The far-reaching impact of Covid-19 is undeniable, but it’s not the only factor that will define 2022.

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Business Solutions

Healthcare's Last Mile

HME filled critical gaps in care & fortified referral bonds during Covid-19. Now what?

Lawmaker Assesses Semiconductor Shortage’s Impact on HME

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) meets with representatives of two Kansas HME providers, as well as MAMES, to better understand how the narrowed semiconductor supply is impacting their businesses and patients.

MSC Biomedical Services Acquires Repair Authority

The combined entity will serve HME providers in all 50 states and will hold more than 70 percent of the U.S. market for oxygen concentrator repairs.

Responsive Respiratory Launches New Products Catalog

The new catalog features expanded respiratory and sleep product sections and showcases the company’s expanding line of value-added products.

Breathe Now Supports Reusable Ring Oximeter

The independent diagnostic testing facility added support for the increasingly popular style of oximeter after requests from DMEs.

Applied Launches FDA Drug Reporting Service

The new drug reporting service helps transfillers meet the new FDA requirement to report the amount of medical oxygen filled and released to patients annually.

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Top Honors

This year’s edition of the HMEB New Products of the Year Award saw 15 winners across a variety of categories. We take closer look at what makes the 2021 award winners so special.

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Telehealth Staffing of Respiratory Therapists

As providers seek to consider new staffing and outsourcing solutions, rtNOW has stepped up to offer RTs that can help sleep and home ventilator providers more flexibly manage their businesses.

The Key to Patient Engagement