Oxygen


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?

Airvo

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.

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.



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.

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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.

The Compliance Team Names First Recipient of New Accreditation

Breath of Life earns the distinction of being the first recipient of TCT’s new respiratory-specific accreditation designation.

Invacare Launches New Respiratory Campaign

The campaign will focus on increasing awareness of and access to portable oxygen concentrators.

remote patient monitoring

Special Focus on Portable Oxygen

Seeing the Bigger Picture

What factors need to happen in order for remote patient monitoring to become an ubiquitous care technology for oxygen provider and patients?

oxygen rental

Special Focus on Portable Oxygen

The Two Sides of Rental

While respiratory providers typically focus on Medicare's 36-month rental, there is also a short-term rental market. Entering either requires solid planning.

Oxygen and Travel

Special Focus on Portable Oxygen

02 On The Go

How can respiratory providers help their long-term oxygen therapy patients travel?

Study: 42% of Women With Asthma Developed COPD Later

Researchers look for the cause behind rising incidence of asthma and COPD overlap syndrome in women.

VirtuOx Acquires Instant Diagnostic Systems

Healthcare IT company picks up diagnostic facility with home testing capabilities.

OxyGo Moves HQ to Orlando

Oxygen equipment maker sales new Florida location will help it refine both its products and customer service.

CMS Proposes Several Competitive Bidding Changes

The changes include a new ‘lead item’ rule, and a new method for setting single payment amounts, as well as rural relief and oxygen reimbursement changes.

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