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Combined therapy for COPD patients works, study says


LONDON – Adding home non-invasive ventilation to home oxygen therapy decreases the risk of re-hospitalization for COPD patients, according to a study presented this week at the 2016 European Respiratory Society International Congress.

Caire implements MAP policy


BALL GROUND, Ga. – Caire, a Chart Industries Company, has implemented a Minimum Advertised Price Policy for all distributors, retailers and resellers who advertise or sell its products over the Internet.

Inogen raises revenue guidance


GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen has reported double-digit increases in total revenues and net income for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

Caire launches program to help with cash flow


BALL GROUND, Ga. – Caire, a Chart Industries company, has launched a new program to help HME providers in today’s challenging reimbursement environment.

ResMed makes play for oxygen market

‘We see an excellent opportunity,’ says Jim Hollingshead

SAN DIEGO – Manufacturers of oxygen therapy devices will soon have a new competitor: ResMed.

ResMed becomes player in oxygen market


SAN DIEGO – ResMed has acquired Austin, Texas-based Inova Labs, adding oxygen concentrators to its portfolio of products aimed at treating patients with COPD.

AAH supports study of COPD patients


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is throwing its weight behind a study to determine the impact of education on compliance and outcomes for COPD patients.

COPD Foundation, PFQC partner to ‘amplify patient voice’


WASHINGTON and WATERLOO, Iowa – The COPD Foundation has partnered with People for Quality Care, the advocacy division of The VGM Group, to protect access to home oxygen therapy for Medicare beneficiaries.

Why the pressure to reduce readmissions will change the future of oxygen referrals


Thanks to the Affordable Care Act the whole U.S. healthcare system is being challenged to remodel itself. Largely, these challenges are financially driven. For the DME industry, it’s national competitive bidding, and for hospitals, it’s reducing 30-day readmissions.

Confusion over contents

E0442, E0443 and E0444 need to be on orders, stakeholders say

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers need to be more diligent about making sure oxygen contents, which are now subject to the face-to-face requirement, are included on original orders, say industry stakeholders.