Oxygen

The market for oxygen therapy has grown immensely over the past decade, with nearly 1.5 million people relying on supplemental oxygen to address their medical needs. While tank delivery of oxygen remains a viable market for HME providers, patients want to continue carrying out their daily routines and need a product that allows them to stay on the go. That’s where portable oxygen concentrators, and the companies who maintain the machines, step in.

In just the past few years, portable oxygen concentrators have begun to reflect the rapidly changing technology becoming available to HME providers and their patients. Rather than waiting for maintenance issues to occur on their machines, providers increasingly have the ability to remotely monitor oxygen output, battery life and more through online platforms. Now, companies are expanding wireless connectivity to POCs in the hopes of making 24/7 monitoring possible for more patients.

At the same time, manufacturers are focused on making the machines lighter and sleeker for patients who want POCs to blend in with the rest of their belongings. The demand is high for machines that can provide the right mix of portability, battery life and tank capacity to fit patient lifestyles. If an HME provider can guarantee all three, they can see revenue growth in this key area. Here is a sampling of the latest products and services to hit the oxygen therapy market:


The Compliance Team

The Compliance Team

Patient Centered Respiratory Home

Accreditation standards designed for respiratory providers

Patient-Centered Respiratory Home (PCRH) is a proprietary accreditation that sets in place quality standards that guide clinical respiratory providers to better engage with chronic care patients. Better outcomes are driven through additional care planning and focused follow-up visits with program goals being three-fold: address poor respiratory care management; decrease emergency department visits; lower the number of hospital readmissions. PCRH’s standards enhance patient management practices through concise measures that cover access issues, provider coordination, and communication between respiratory specialists and prescribers.

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management

New distinctions for DMEPOSaccredited providers

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has developed two new distinctions for DMEPOS-accredited organizations. The Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management, a recognition that allows providers to demonstrate expertise in managing respiratory conditions, and the Distinction in Custom Mobility, a designation that recognizes first-rate providers of custom mobility products, will further help providers demonstrate their commitment to patients’ quality of life. Each of these distinctions is available to providers accredited under the ACHC DMEPOS program.

  • (919) 785-1214

Precision Medical

Live Active Five

Live Active Five

Portable oxygen concentrator designed for easy use

Live Active Five is designed for your patient’s ease, comfort and peace of mind. It starts with the touch of a button. Convenient top access makes battery changes quick and easy. The long-lasting battery fully charges in two hours. It has a simple LCD screen with easy-to-understand language. The dual curve design is comfortable to wear on either side.

  • (800) 272-7285

OxyGo LLC

ConservOx

ConservOx

Conserving regulator weighs just 280 grams, reduces deliveries

OxyGo has Introduced ConservOx, its new oxygen conserving regulator (CGA 870). ConservOx is one of the smallest, lightest, and most dependable oxygen conservers on the market today — weighing only 280 grams. HME providers can lower their operating costs while protecting themselves, patients, and employees from COVID-19 by reducing their cylinder deliveries with ConservOx.

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Quality Biomedical

Quality Biomedical

Q-Connect

Cloud-based system helps provider manage equipment in the field

Managing a fleet of respiratory equipment – including ventilators, O2 concentrators, humidifiers, etc. — is important, regulated, and expensive. To help providers contend with that challenge, Quality Biomedical developed Q-Connect, a cloud-based equipment service-management platform. Using Q-Connect, Providers of respiratory equipment can easily track PM due dates, request RMA numbers and pick-ups, manage equipment location, view service reports online, and track the status of their equipment as it moves through the service process. Quality Biomedical’s new v.3.0 is faster, offers new features and more intuitive navigation. Integration with Brightree further enhances the value of Q-Connect, which is provided free to Quality Biomedical’s customers.


    GF Health Products

    JB02020 Finger Pulse Oximeter

    Finger Pulse Oximeter

    Finger pulse oximeter emphasizes easy-use features

    The John Bunn JB02020 Finger Pulse Oximeter from GF Health Products Inc. (Graham-Field) is a lightweight, pocketsize device designed for home, clinical and EMS settings. The unit provides fast and accurate oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, and perfusion index measurements via a large LED digital display, and includes SpO2 and pulse rate alarms. Other usability features include one-button operation, and automatic power-off function to conserve batteries. In terms of size, the device accommodates range of finger sizes from pediatric to adult.

    • (800) 347-5678

    CAIRE Inc.

    FreeStyle Comfort

    FreeStyle Comfort

    The FreeStyle Comfort is a lightweight, five-setting pulse flow portable oxygen concentrator with wireless connectivity, sensitive breath detection features, and delivering a maximum output of up to 1050 milliliters. Weighing only 5 pounds and designed with patient comfort in mind, it has an ergonomic, curved shell, LCD display screen, and battery pack options offering up to eight hours of charge. Operational via wall outlet power, motor vehicle power, or by rechargeable battery power, the device is designed for easy traveling and meets FAA guidelines for commercial air flights.

    • (800) 874-0202

    OxyGo LLC

    OxyGo Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

    OxyGo Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

    Studies have shown that some people with COVID-19 symptoms have alarmingly low levels of blood oxygen—OxyGo’s Fingertip Pulse Oximeter tracks oxygen saturation and pulse rate to help monitor health and recovery. It’s portable, easy-to-use and the CDC recommends using a pulse oximeter for identifying COVID-19 symptoms. Patients can self-monitor their condition and detect early symptoms of COVID-19. This non-invasive pulse oximeter is designed for use in hospitals, nursing homes, gyms, at
    home or even on-the-go.

    • (877) 263-1167

    VGM Respiratory

    VGM Respiratory

    VGM Respiratory

    New resources for respiratory providers and HME leaders

    VGM Respiratory has developed an End-Tidal CO2 Protocol. This protocol will help providers identify patients that will help them grow NIV and potentially help reduce hospital re-admission for those patients. Also, VGM & Associates are planning to release the first playbook of 2020 at Medtrade Spring. The latest playbook focuses on leadership, including lessons on everything from change management to leadership development. Members can find playbook resources at vgm.com/playbook.

    • (800) 642-6065

    CAIRE Inc.

    CAIRE

    oneCAIRE Programs

    Consulting services designed to support HMEs providing oxygen therapy

    • Manufacturer provides retail partner program, non-delivery program, O2 discharge program, and sponsored training to help HME providers grow their businesses.
    • Business solutions consulting paired with CAIRE’s thorough knowledge of the oxygen market with products like FreeStyle Comfort POC and proprietary oxygen technology.
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