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Portable concentrators shake up oxygen industry


DUBLIN – Innovations in portable oxygen concentrator technology are revolutionizing the industry, moving it beyond large, stationary concentrators and cumbersome portables toward smaller machines, according to Wintergreen Research, Inc.

‘No-man’s land’ for oxygen patients


YARMOUTH, Maine – When a local competitor closed its doors recently, provider Tyler Riddle had bad news for its capped-out oxygen patients: He couldn’t take them.

What about IPF?


Home oxygen therapy providers are well versed in the care of patients with COPD and obstructive sleep apnea. Some providers even specialize in cystic fibrosis.

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Ditching delivery

Oxygen delivery goes way of dinosaur


The “new normal” in Medicare oxygen might be the toughest business challenge respiratory providers have had to face in their history.

Mail order madness?

Providers say patient care pays the price when care becomes less hands-on

YARMOUTH, Maine – When it comes to providing quality respiratory care, mail order just doesn’t cut it, say providers.

Vocation and avocation

Q&A with Norm McCombs of AirSep

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Norm McCombs, the senior vice president of research and development at AirSep, has hit a milestone or two in his long career as an engineer and inventor.

Calling all providers of home oxygen therapy

Thursday, November 8, 2012

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In brief: PMD hearing, LCD update, ASP figures


WASHINGTON – A Senate Aging Committee hearing this week will focus on new Medicare prior authorization requirements for power mobility devices (PMDs). The hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept.

Chart to buy AirSep for $180M


CLEVELAND – Chart Industries has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AirSep Corp. for $170 million in cash and up to $10 million in assumed debt, the companies announced this week.