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Notebook: FDA warns against self-prescribed oxygen

February 1, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – A consumer warning from the Food and Drug Administration urging against using oxygen concentrators without a prescription has resulted in some interesting calls for HME providers.  Portable Oxygen Solutions, an online provider of POCs and accessories, saw an uptick last March in people wanting to buy POCs for themselves or family members, says Todd Flesch, co-founder of the Charlotte, N.C.-based company.  “On calls, when we explained...

Coronovirus Outbreak, FDA Warnings, Home Oxygen Equipment, Oxygen Concentrator

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Pandemic prioritizes remote tech

June 1, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - The coronavirus pandemic has driven home the need for referral sources to use e-prescribing for HME, says Brightree's Rob Boeye.“We're seeing increased utilization with GoScripts, in particular,” said Boeye, executive vice president, home medical equipment. “In the past, it was hard to get buy-in from physicians. Now with physician offices closed and HME staff working from home, using tools like GoScripts makes complete sense to replace visiting physician offices for paperwork...

Brightree, Coronovirus Outbreak, Remote tech

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