As a result of competitive bidding, reimburåsement is down significantly, although demand for oxygen services remains steady. Operating within the current system requires home oxygen providers to be... Read more >
Competitive bidding is back, and its presence means more potential problems for respiratory service providers. The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Round 2 Recompete will go into effect July 1, 2016, with... Read more >
Navigating the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents many challenges within our industry and the way we look at everyday sales activities is changing rapidly. Very few products face... Read more >
With the rise of heart disease, lung disease and COPD-related conditions, approximately 1.4 million people are using prescribed oxygen in the U.S. today and the number of new users is rising. Oxygen... Read more >
LAKE WALES, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2014)—3B Medical announced the introduction central sleep apnea (CSA) reporting as an enhancement to clinical reporting. CSA occurs when the brain's signal... Read more >
KANSAS CITY, Mo.(Oct. 21, 2014)—Breathe, an Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) that specializes in overnight oximetry testing announced its newest software release. With Breathe 2.0, DME... Read more >
BALL GROUND, Ga. (August 6, 2014)—CAIRE Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the CAIRE Companion 5 compact stationary concentrator. The Companion 5 joins CAIRE’s selection of stationary,... Read more >
Sam Walton embraced hardware and software solutions to give him a competitive advantage in every aspect of his business, the world’s largest retailer, Walmart. Walton was also a wise and shrewd... Read more >
For HME providers, freedom and independence mean the chance to migrate away from expensive delivery modalities, whether by embracing POCs or by finding new ways to serve customers using cylinder-... Read more >
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 >