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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.

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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.

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.

Product Solutions: Oxygen

A look at some of the latest oxygen offerings on the market.

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Business Solutions

Oxygen Out of the Box

Oxygen products and services are a key segment for HME, but not all of its users are Medicare beneficiaries. What are the new non-Medicare markets? What are the new oxygen business models that are being developed to serve those markets? Who are the patients? How can providers find a way in?

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Product Profile

Airvo: Bringing a New Therapy Home

Nasal high-flow therapy is a relatively new method for helping patients clear dry, clogged airways, and the Airvo is introducing it to the home setting.

CMS Extends Deadline for Ventilator Comments

CMS has postponed the deadline to Dec. 17 for public comments on including certain ventilator classes in future rounds of competitive bidding.

CMS Might Add Ventilators, Braces to Bidding

Agency is currently soliciting public comments on the expansion; MedPAC had earlier identified comparatively high reimbursement for ventilators under Medicare.

Product Profile

Airvo: Bringing a New Therapy Home

Nasal high-flow therapy is a relatively new method for helping patients clear dry, clogged airways, and the Airvo is introducing it to the home setting.

CMS Releases ESRD/DMEPOS Final Rule

Rule is a mixed bag, including some but not all of the additional reforms industry stakeholders had advocated for in public comments and Congressional letters.

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Pursuing Specialized Accreditation

Accrediting organization The Compliance Team and respiratory provider Breath of Life discuss the Patient-Centered Respiratory Home Accreditation program.

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A Closer Look at Airvo

Nasal high-flow therapy is relatively new to respiratory care, and it’s now finding its way into the home. Fisher and Paykel’s James Gibbons explains how it works.

Podcast with Sandra Canally

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