Oxygen


3B Medical Launches ‘Share the Aer’ Giveaway

Every month for the next 6 months, 3B Medical will be giving away one free Aer X portable oxygen concentrator.

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Breathe Easy?

COVID-19 has strained America’s oxygen infrastructure like nothing before. What factors are impacting supply and demand, and how are stakeholders responding? What other factors are impacting the oxygen market at the same time?

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Business Solutions

14th Annual Big 10

It’s time again for our annual Big 10 list of trends affecting HME now and in the months to come, but this year is different due to the far-reaching COVID-19 public health emergency. See what will impact the industry as we roll into 2021.

Industry's Hard Fought Oxygen Win

AAHomecare's Ryan reflects on four-year advocacy effort to change the budget-neutrality cuts that hurt providers and users of oxygen equipment and services in rural areas.

Congress Upvotes COVID-19 Bill

House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass the second relief package of the year, which includes two key HME industry provisions.

Philips Rolls Out DreamWear Silicone Pillows

Philips took a data-backed design approach to the silicone pillows by designing them using 3D fascial scan data.

Invacare Founder Mixon Passes Away

A shrewd business leader and HME pioneer, ‘Mal’ Mixon’s life was marked by tireless industry advocacy efforts and dedication to the ideal of ‘making life’s experiences possible.’

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.

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