Oxygen

In the complicated world of competitive bidding, decreased reimbursements and reduction in utilization, industry and product experts are available to work with providers to maximize business... Read more >
Medical oxygen (or oxygen USP) is considered both a hazardous material by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and a prescription drug regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA... Read more >
Despite lower Medicare allowables, oxygen can still be a profitable business for HME/DME providers. The business will just look a lot different than it used to. Transfill systems are helping... Read more >
SOMERSET, Pa. (Oct. 24, 2013)—DeVilbiss Healthcare recently introduced the D100 Nasal and Full Face CPAP Masks, two new additions to its line of CPAP interfaces. These masks are created with comfort... Read more >
The burden of higher costs coupled with fewer reimbursements, tougher audits and more regulation falling 
on businesses that are responsible for servicing patients in need of oxygen means this... Read more >
Conserving devices have been a mainstay modality of portable oxygen therapy for several decades now, yet many providers and clinicians perceive these products to be generic commodities, with little... Read more >
Government policy has long nudged the oxygen industry to new market models, but the July 1, 2013, implementation of Round 2 competitive bidding rates is more like a bulldozer wreaking havoc across... Read more >
Between equipment variability and patient activities, ensuring proper benefit from long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) can be a challenge. Say a new patient is prescribed LTOT for 2 liter continuous flow... Read more >
Controlling costs on supplies isn’t a new concept for most oxygen home care providers. Unlike the CPAP market where suppliers are reimbursed for each product provided to patients, oxygen... Read more >
Compliance is the Holy Grail of sleep-disorder breathing therapy. Technologies such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices only work if patients use them, and yet industry statistics... Read more >
Not too long ago, taking referrals and billing for oxygen products and services was something most of us felt we could do in our sleep. But that was before the “audit atrocities of 2012.... Read more >
Portable oxygen equipment has only been on the market for about seven years. It is a fragmented sector, with a dozen or so manufacturers that currently supply portable oxygen concentrators (POCs).... Read more >
People who use oxygen can still travel the world, even by cruise ship. Just ask anyone who has been on a Sea Puffers Cruise, which caters to people who use oxygen. Alaska is a popular... Read more >
For many providers, oxygen is the lifeblood of their revenue cycle. But Medicare is making it increasingly difficult to keep the oxygen cash flow in a positive state. We have CERT, pre-pay... Read more >
The same issues have been keeping sleep-focused HME providers awake at night for several years now. Competitive bidding and other government requirements are squeezing much of the profit out of the... Read more >