December 2014 HME Business

December 2014


New Product Award Winners

HME Business Award Winners

And the Winners Are...

By David Kopf

HME Business decided to launch its first annual New Product Award competition this year to recognize new products and services that either make a difference in patients’ lives, or that help providers run more efficient, stable and profitable businesses. Here's a look at the winning entries for our brand new contest.

Respiratory Forecast

Business Solutions

Cloudy Forecast for Respiratory

By Joseph Duffy

Challenges continue to obscure the oxygen market outlook for 2015. With more than 1.5 million-plus patients using home oxygen, providers and industry experts sound off about the future of oxygen.


Editor's Note

Cautiously Optimistic

By David Kopf

Provider Strategy

Knowledge is Power

By Russell Parker

Re-supply is a key way sleep therapy providers and other HME businesses can reinforce their revenues in the face of reimbursement cuts, but it requires investing in information technology to be a successful business strategy.

Observation Deck

The Price of 'Keeping the Doors Open'

By John Eberhart

One provider takes stock of the true personal and professional cost paid when a home medical equipment business has to fight for survival in the face of CMS's competitive bidding and reimbursement cuts.


Product Solutions


Bariatrics are a key patient segment for providers, because they represent a demographic that needs increasing help. Fortunately, there are many DME products to help them. We look at some of the latest bariatric offerings on the market.

Oxlife Independence

Product Spotlight

Keeping Tabs

By David Kopf

O2 Concepts' Oxlife Independence is a well-known POC offering that has served up a portable oxygen therapy package for more than two years, but a new upgrade aims to put a considerable amount of telemetry intelligence into providers’ hands.

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