Subscribe to RSS - Oxygen


Respiratory providers second guess themselves


Respiratory providers expand beyond their specialties.

The five commandments


Many providers built their businesses in the oxygen market. Now, with a few decades of performance history behind us, there are some things we know for certain. Providers are very resilient and tenacious. They have proven abilities to change processes quickly, and, historically, they have taken the high road when it comes to doing the right thing for patients and their families, even if it means, sometimes, not getting paid for it. To continue this "can-do" attitude, there are some practices providers need to embrace going forward.

Don't get left out in the cold

Friday, December 18, 2009

It's bitterly cold here today in our little corner of New England, although today's weather is an improvement over yesterday when temps could most optimistically be described as bone-chilling.

Cy Corgan: Yes, retail sales can grow


Thanks to the shaky economy, consumers are saving more and buying less, but that's no reason for providers to let retail sales fall by the wayside, says retail mobility expert Cy Corgan. With effective marketing, providers can drive traffic to their stores and increase revenue.

Old timers


Today's HME provider barely resembles the industry pioneers of the 1950s and 1960s. But somehow, despite all the change, an exclusive club of mom-and-pop companies that started out selling exam tables to physicians and lugging 100-pound concentrators up three flights of stairs have evolved and transformed their business into 21st models of success.

Payments for HME: Inappropriate?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Senate Finance Committee document that lists revenue options for financing healthcare reform "targets Medicare home medical equipment payments for potential reduction in reimbursements but does not propose specific cuts," according to AAHomecare.