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Protech adds locations in Fla, NH

March 18, 2021HME News Staff

CINCINNATI – Protech Home Medical has accelerated its organic growth initiatives by opening new locations in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Concord, N.H. “With the addition of new locations in Florida and New Hampshire, we continue our aggressive path of scaling our business,” said Greg Crawford, chairman and CEO of Protech. “Our patient-centric model leveraging our interconnected health care platform is providing us much opportunity to gain market share and this is just the beginning...

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Protech Home Medical reports ‘robust’ financial results

March 2, 2021HME News Staff

CINCINNATI – Protech Home Medical reported revenue of $22.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, a 32% increase compared to the same period in 2020.  Adjusted EBITDA was $5.1 million vs. $3.3 million, a 53% increase.  “The momentum across the business continues to be robust as evidenced by our first quarter financial and operating results, and I am pleased to saw that we are seeing similar strong trends into our second quarter,” said CEO and Chairman...

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ACHC develops distinctions for respiratory, custom mobility

March 2, 2021HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has developed two new distinctions for DMEPOS-accredited organizations to help them demonstrate their commitment to patient quality of life.  The Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management allows providers to demonstrate expertise in managing respiratory conditions, and the Distinction in Custom Mobility recognizes first-rate providers of custom mobility products.  “By offering these groundbreaking distinctions,...

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Study: NIV at home shows benefits, but underutilized

March 2, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAFAYETTE, La. – A recent study showing positive outcomes for patients treated with non-invasive ventilation at home is a step toward closing a “data gap” that prevents more patients from benefiting from the therapy, says Dr. William Fraizer, chief medical officer for Viemed Healthcare. Patients treated with NIV at home had a 50% decrease in all-cause mortality during the study period; a 28% decline in the risk of hospitalization; and a 52% reduction in the risk of an emergency...

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Encore Healthcare offers ‘first step’ to outcomes-based model

February 2, 2021HME News Staff

LIVINGSTON, Tenn. – Encore Healthcare has released the third version of its Nexus platform. The company, a vendor partner of VGM & Associates, says Version 3.0 makes it easy to tailor the software into a program to meet the growth, clinical and compliance goals of respiratory HME providers at any level. “With the launch of V3, Encore is releasing a Nexus solution for companies who are not ready for the full clinically enhanced disease management platform but want to take the first step...

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What's it like for an HME RT during the pandemic?

April 24, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Editor's note: To hear Patricia DeMaida on the HME News in 10 podcast, click here.WATERBURY, Conn. - Respiratory therapist Patricia DeMaida has spent her entire career taking care of patients, both in the hospital and in the home, but she's never seen anything like the COVID-19 pandemic, she says.“The hospitals are overwhelmed,” said DeMaida, sales and clinical manager for Health Complex Medical in Waterbury, Conn, just outside of New York City, which has emerged as an epicenter of the...

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Q&A: Sarah Brundidge brings RT to the forefront

July 1, 2019Tracy Orzel

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Many people don't know what respiratory therapy is, and that's what Sarah Brundidge, who was voted president-elect of the Wisconsin Society for Respiratory Care (WSRC), wants to change. HME News recently spoke to Brundidge, a respiratory therapist and clinical educator with St. Paul, Minn.-based Pediatric Home Service, about advocacy and the importance of raising awareness about the profession.HME News: How did you get involved with WSRC?Sarah Brundidge: As a student I was really...

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Bill breathes life into telehealth for respiratory therapy

May 7, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill to encourage the use of telehealth by registered respiratory therapists has been introduced in the House of Representatives. Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., TJ Cox, D-Calif., Earl Carter, R-Ga., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa., on May 2 introduced H.R. 5208, which would establish a pilot program that allows registered respiratory therapists, under the supervision of a physician, to provide certain telehealth services to Medicare beneficiaries with COPD. "The American Association of Respiratory...

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Pediatric Home Service sees telemedicine as bonus opportunity

April 20, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ROSEVILLE, Minn. - A patient homecare visit that would normally take about six hours with travel time took Jill Anderson, a respiratory therapist with Pediatric Home Service, 30 minutes to complete using telemedicine.“We were able to do her oxygen follow-up completely remotely,” said Anderson. “I estimate I save about 40 hours a month driving to and from these visits.”PHS, a provider of home infusion, nutrition and respiratory services to children, began offering telemed to...

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'It's not a desk job': RTs say they love their career choice

May 19, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Job prospects for respiratory therapists look rosy, with an expected growth rate of about 12% and increased recognition by the medical community of the role they play in keeping costs down.But long-time RTs say they've always found it to be a fulfilling career.“There's always been plenty of job opportunities and lots of variety in what you can do as an RT,” said Mary Wightman, a staff RT with Pediatric Home Services in Roseville, Minn., who has 35 years of experience....

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