Oxygen


CMS Expands Use of Multi-Function Ventilators

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

President Moves to Ramp Up Ventilator Production

President Trump uses Defense Production Act to order Health and Human Services and Department of Homeland Security to facilitate increased ventilator production by six manufacturers.

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CAIRE Increases Production of Oxygen Equipment To Meet Demands of Coronavirus Pandemic

The oxygen manufacturer with facilities in China, Europe and the U.S. has also implemented several measures to protect employees, including sanitizing production lines, quarantining supplies and social distancing in common areas.

CMS IFR Streamlines DMEPOS Regulations

In response to COVID-19, CMS’s new Interim Final Rule incorporates several relief provisions that industry advocates requested to help providers better care for patients during the pandemic, but does not include a Round 2021 delay.

Respiratory HMEs and COVID-19

President of national HME provider AdaptHealth joins the HME Business Podcast to discuss what kinds of changes his business is making to continue caring for oxygen patients during COVID-19, as well as the need for providers to convince Congress and CMS to protect patient access to oxygen equipment during COVID-19.

Taking Leadership During COVID-19

Cape Medical Supply's Gary Sheehan discusses how his HME provider business has prepared for COVID-19 in terms of staff protection, patient care, teleworking, management and operations.

COVID-19 Response: AAHomecare Asks CMS to Change Key Policies

In order to help HME providers better serve patients during pandemic, industry association asks agency to change coverage and documentation requirements. At the top of the list: a requirement waiver for respiratory equipment and a one year competitive bidding delay.

HME Starts to Feel the Impact of COVID-19

As the world responds to the pandemic, HME organizations begin postponing events, AAHomecare seeks further guidance from CMS, and providers consider how to help protect vulnerable patients.



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Products & Technology

HME Hits a Hot Streak

Attendees of Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas will take in a motherlode of compelling products and services at the industry event.

Industry Bills Still Need Provider Support

Providers called on to contact lawmakers to support legislative initiatives to protect non-invasive ventilators and provide relief to non-rural, non-bid area providers.

New Opportunities for Respiratory Providers

Previously found in hospital settings, nasal high-flow therapy has now come to the home setting, where it is treating a wide variety of patient groups and opening up new care and business opportunities for respiratory providers.

Quality Biomedical Opens Sixth Service Center

The equipment maintenance outsourcing company said the move is part of its goal to be the first company of its kind to have a national footprint.

Providers Urged to Continue Advocacy Push

Providers called on to contact lawmakers to support legislative initiatives to protect non-invasive ventilators and provide relief to non-rural, non-bid area providers.

Georgia Awards GF Health Products for Expansion

Along with 35 other top exporters in Georgia, the HME product manufacturer received a 2019 GLOBE Award for its expansion into international markets.

AAHomecare: Time to Turn up the Heat

Association underscores need for stakeholder support regarding legislative items such as protecting non-invasive ventilators and non-bid area relief.

Annual Big Ten

Setting the Stage for HME in 2020

As the HME industry rolls into a new year and a new decade, several industry trends make it look like we’re in for a roaring 2020. What developments have made it onto this year’s annual HMEB Big Ten list?

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COPD Cases in U.S., Europe will Increase by Millions Over Next Decade

By 2028, the number of U.S. COPD patients will grow by 4.5 million, according to a new study.

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Your Action Plan for the Dec. 20 HME Advocacy Push

Providers have until Dec. 20 to gain co-sponsors for industry legislation that could get attached to a year-end spending bill. What do they need to do?

Providers Urged to Advocate for HME Bills

A pending government funding bill offers opportunity to include language from four pieces of industry legislation. AAHomecare’s Tom Ryan says a provider push for co-sponsors before Dec. 20 is “critical.”

HMEB New Product Award 2019

Products & Technology

The Best of the Best

Now in the sixth year of hosting the annual HMEB New Products Award competition, our panel of provider judges has landed on some HME products and services that truly deserve some time in the spotlight.

Podcast: HME's Emerging COVID-19 Protocols

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