NORTHAMPTON, Penn (October 15, 2019)—The Live Active Five portable oxygen concentrator (POC) from Precision Medical is now available from your durable medical equipment (DME) provider. The Live Active Five is designed to help people with respiratory diseases such as COPD gain greater freedom so they can live actively with oxygen therapy.

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 19, 2019)OxyGo LLC, a provider of portable oxygen concentrators, announced the launch of their new Bluetooth enabled POC. 

OxyGo FIT Connect will allow health care providers to improve patient outcomes through a new wireless connectivity platform using Bluetooth technology. The platform includes a provider dashboard and mobile application for patient use through mobile devices. 

ATLANTA (October 19, 2018)—Chart Industries, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to divest its oxygen-related products business within its BioMedical segment to NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. (NGK Spark Plug) for $133.5 million. The sale is expected to close within the fourth quarter of 2018, following the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including regulatory requirements.

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 31, 2018)—OxyGo has relocated the company headquarters from Westlake, Ohio to Orlando, Florida, with a goal to provide upgraded service and products for customers.

“We are pleased to announce that effective July 1st, 2018, OxyGo Headquarters Florida, will become the parent company for all the Applied Companies, including Applied Home Healthcare Equipment, LLC and OxyGo, LLC,” said managing director, Victoria Marquard-Schultz, Esq.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7, 2018)—Since 2015, AAHomecare has been tracking the number of suppliers and their locations to monitor the impact of competitive bidding and other factors on the industry. The analysis has helped to bring these issues to the attention of Congressional offices and HHS to illustrate the need for more sustainable Medicare reimbursement rates and bidding program reforms.

Effective date of August 1 give providers time to adapt.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2018)—Effective August 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will require suppliers to use KX, GA, GY and GZ modifiers on oxygen claims. The KX modifier will indicate when payment criteria is met, and the GA, GY and GZ modifiers provide more information for oxygen claims that do not meet payment criteria.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 27, 2018)—CMS issued guidance titled "Billing Instruction—Oxygen CMN Question 5" on February 15, 2018, requiring suppliers to obtain revised oxygen CMNs for all patients that had different liter flows of oxygen in a 24-hour period effective April 1, 2018. The guidance required the industry to tell prescribers to not answer Question 5 of the CMN as stated on the form.