WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 10, 2020)—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the increased utilization of products directly responding to related respiratory challenges (ventilators, oxygen, sleep equipment, etc.) have the potential to skew state Medicaid programs’ spending and impact rates for the broader range of home medical equipment.
ST. LOUIS (June 17, 2020)—Responsive Respiratory, a provider of high pressure oxygen products, announces move of its facility.
Responsive Respiratory, a leader in the manufacture and distribution of high pressure oxygen products relocated its corporate offices in late March. RRI’s new facility features 38,000 square feet of combined office, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution space.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. & OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (June 12, 2020)—Sleep Coaches, creator of a proprietary CPAP compliance and resupply outreach platform, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Allegiance Group, a firm specializing in strategies to improve patient pay collections in the homecare and durable medical equipment markets.
BOTHELL, Wash. (June 10, 2020)—On May 29, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its policy for HCPCS E0467 (Multi-Function Ventilator) removing “same or similar” restrictions and paving the way for increased access to integrated respiratory care for ventilator users regardless of their device billing history.
BALL GROUND, Ga. (June 3, 2020)—CAIRE Inc., a provider of respiratory solutions for the global health care community, announced the acquisition of Spirosure, Inc. Spirosure is a California-based developer and manufacturer of a technology for measuring Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO), a key indicator of allergic inflammation in asthmatic patients.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2020)—A recent survey of more than 500 home medical equipment suppliers shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is seriously impacting suppliers’ access to products on account of supply chain disruptions and rising prices from manufacturers and distributors.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2020)—Last week, the DME MACs announced that the certificate of medical necessity (CMN) for oxygen claims will not be required during the public health emergency. This is due to the CMS interim final rule published on April 6 (CMS-1744-IFC) that waived the clinical indication requirements for respiratory NCDs and LCDs. In the new announcement, the DME MACs clarified that the same exemption will apply to external infusion pumps.
Ball Ground, GA (April 30, 2020) – CAIRE Inc.’s strong portfolio of oxygen therapy solutions in China has expanded yet again with the recent release of the award-winning FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator.
Credited with pioneering the first portable oxygen concentrator, CAIRE engineers have designed this latest product with an innovative ergonomic, curved shell, and delivery features to ensure oxygen is provided with each breath.
(March 27, 2020)—The limited supply of ventilators is one of the chief concerns facing hospitals as they prepare for more COVID-19 cases. In Italy, where hospitals have been overwhelmed with patients in respiratory failure, doctors have had to make difficult life-or-death decisions about who gets a ventilator and who does not.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (January 15, 2020)—Convexity Scientific Incorporated (Convexity), provider of consumer-focused respiratory medical technology, announced at CES 2020 its purchase of the digital health assets of Wellinks Incorporated (Wellinks).
ORLANDO, Fla. (December 16, 2019)—OxyGo, a company noted for providing high-quality home health care oxygen products, announced that it will host its first Oxygen Expo. The Expo will have sessions hosted by experts focused on the future of respiratory in the home health industry.
The 2020 Oxygen EXPO2 will be held January 21, 2020 at OxyGo Southern in Orlando, Florida.
SAN DIEGO (November 13, 2019)—ResMed announced an upgraded AirView for Respiratory program that includes management by exception, providing HMEs and physicians with quicker access to essential respiratory patient data and allowing them to provide better quality care.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (November 12, 2019)—Aeroflow Healthcare, a durable medical equipment provider, announced the appointment of Eric Mongeau as the National Sales Director of its sleep and respiratory divisions. Mongeau will directly manage outside sales teams to drive business development and growth and oversee the expansion of Aeroflow’s patient base through referrals and strategic acquisitions.