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Dan Meyer

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Repairs: Think differently about post-rental repairs

April 6, 2021Dan Meyer

Q. How can I best help patients who need repairs after the capped-rental period has ended? A. Finding help with repairs after the capped-rental period is a frequent frustration for patients. Maybe they bought their device online and don’t know where to turn. Or perhaps their dealer has gone out of business, or they can’t get help from their original provider. It’s equally frustrating for HME dealers who want to help patients who need repairs but must expend unreimbursed time...

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Repairs: Reduce hassles 

March 10, 2021Dan Meyer

Q. How can I reduce the hassle of CPAP repairs after a unit becomes patient-owned?  A. With a short capped-rental period and an often-long course of therapy, repair of patient-owned CPAP devices is a frequent frustration for HME dealers. In the past, manufacturers regularly replaced warranty CPAPs instead of repairing them, but in today’s climate the practice is becoming less common. Here’s some advice for handling repairs...

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In brief: AdaptHealth acquisition, Roche settlement, AAHomecare conference

February 26, 2021HME News Staff

MERION STATION, Pa. – The owner of OxygenWorks, Philomena Baylor, has divested her business to AdaptHealth.  OxygenWorks, based here, is a privately owned, multi-generational company providing a broad spectrum of respiratory equipment and supplies to patients in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, according to a press release from the company’s adviser, Central HealthCare Group.  Central HealthCare Group is a Philadelphia-based investment banking firm representing...

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Repair Authority responds to surge 

February 25, 2021HME News Staff

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – Repair Authority in February expanded its headquarters and repair facility in Strongsville, Ohio, as part of its response to the current surge in demand for oxygen concentrators. The company added an additional 10,000 square feet to the facility, bringing it to a total of 35,000 square feet, and installed several new production lines. It’s also hiring additional repair techs. Repair Authority uses the facility to repair oxygen concentrators – portable and stationary...

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Dan Meyer

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Repairs: Adapt to circumstances

February 10, 2021Dan Meyer

Q. How has COVID-19 impacted my oxygen concentrator repair needs?   A. Providers are running out of concentrators and having a tough time getting more. In a recent HME Newspoll, 86% of respondents reported equipment shortages, saying they’re waiting up to 12 weeks for new units, turning away patients or even risking future surplus by overordering.  Not surprisingly, they’re also...

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Repairs: Get the full picture

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Repairs: Get the full picture

January 12, 2021Dan Meyer

Q. What are the pros and cons of outsourcing my respiratory equipment repair versus doing it in-house? A. When that invoice arrives from your equipment repair center, it’s understandable to ask yourself: “Should we keep outsourcing repairs or fix our equipment in-house?” That’s a business decision that dealers must make for their unique circumstances, but here are some factors to consider. Diversity of your fleet If you are a full-service respiratory provider, the...

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Repair Authority launches CPAP Medic

October 29, 2020HME News Staff

CLEVELAND - Repair Authority has launched CPAP Medic, a direct-to-patient CPAP and BiPAP repair service for customer-owned equipment. Repair Authority has 30 years of experience repairing equipment, including CPAPs, oxygen concentrators, ventilators and other respiratory equipment. “By the time patients find us, they are often desperate for help in getting their CPAP device repaired so they can resume therapy,” said Jesse Keirn, CEO. “Once their units become patient-owned and are...

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Growth spurt at Repair Authority

April 24, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Repair Authority is building a business in direct-to-patient repairs for respiratory equipment, helping HME providers better serve customers who own their equipment.CEO Jesse Keirn says about 20% of Repair Authority's business is now direct-to-patient repairs, compared to 0% just two years ago.“These patients will go to dealers and say, 'Help me,' and it puts the dealer in a challenging position,” he said. “They may not be in the repair business, but they don't...

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