Oxygen


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.

Annual Advisory Board Roundtable

Keep Advocating for H.R. 2771

While Round 2021 is an unknown, the industry can focus on the grassroots effort to build support for legislation extending rural and non-bid area relief, as well as protecting oxygen funding.

Quality Biomedical Opens California Equipment Facility

The new Fresno facility is part of the respiratory and infusion equipment servicing company’s push to expand nationally.

New Bill Aims to Fix Rural Oxygen Payment Disparity

H.R. 8158 would address the fact that rates for oxygen concentrators in some rural areas are significantly lower than rates in competitive bidding areas.

New RRI Site Adds Online Ordering Portal

The site lets providers carry out additional tasks, such as ‘favoriting’ frequently ordered items and adding custom logos to equipment.

Graham-Field Intros Finger Pulse Oximeter

The small device delivers oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, and Perfusion Index measurement on a large LED display.

3B Medical Launches Prong-Free Cannula

New product designed to increase patient comfort and will work with continuous flow stationary concentrators as well as 3B’s Aer X POC.



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2020 HME Business Handbook: Oxygen

Expanding Your Oxygen Care and Business Performance

Regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to serve increasing numbers of home respiratory patients continues to expand. How do HME providers meet that demand?

CAIRE Acquires Spirosure

Respiratory equipment maker picks up developer of technology used to measure a key indicator of allergic inflammation in asthmatic patients.

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2020 HME Business Handbook: Oxygen

How to Use Fleet Management Tools to Improve Your Oxygen Business

Respiratory providers need help keeping track of not only the preventive maintenance for their equipment in the field, but simply knowing where their equipment is located! Fortunately there are solutions.

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2020 HME Business Handbook: Oxygen

How to Expand Your Oxygen Care and Business Performance

Even without COVID-19 increasing the need for home oxygen, other disease states that have been served by respiratory providers aren’t going anywhere. In fact, they’re increasing. There are many ways to tap into that.

Providers Not Required to Submit CMN For Oxygen Claims During COVID-19 Pandemic

The change comes after CMS issued an interim final rule waiving clinical indication requirements for respiratory NCDs and LCDs.

AAHomecare Survey Reveals Supply Chain Disruptions, Price Increases For HME Providers During COVID-19 Crisis

The survey asked more than 500 providers about the issues they have faced in obtaining PPE, oxygen equipment and other products since the onset of the pandemic.

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ResMed Expands Remote Monitoring Capabilities on Ventilators in Europe

The company sped up their timeline for launching its AirView platform on ventilators and Lumis bilevel devices across Europe.

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Expanding Your Oxygen Care and Business Performance

The COVID-19 PHE has created a lot of complication for oxygen providers, but there are some key ways to expand care and appeal to referral partners and patients that hold true regardless of the pandemic.

Quality Biomedical Opens 7th Service Center

New Fort Wayne, Ind. facility will repair respiratory equipment for OEMs and HME providers in the Midwest.

The Spiro Merger: The Best of Both Worlds

A Q&A with the three HME business leaders that formed the recently announced Spiro brand to get a deeper look at what motivated the merger, their branding, technology approach and strategy for serving their New England markets.

Three New England Providers Merge to Form Spiro Health

Under the Spiro Health brand, America’s HealthCare at Home, Cape Medical Supply and Health Complex Medical will leverage technology to provide seamless services to sleep and respiratory patients across seven New England states. That said, Spiro Health has an eye on caring for a much larger market.

CMS Expands Use of Multi-Function Ventilators

New MLN Matters article stipulates that beneficiaries must now only meet typical coverage for a ventilator.

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