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Philips opens new distribution center


EAST HUNDINGTON, Pa. – Philips Sleep & Respiratory Care held a grand opening for its new distribution center here on Dec. 13.

Stakeholders take their time with alternative payment model


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have begun developing drafts for an alternative payment model for respiratory care, but they’re taking it one step at a time.

Stakeholders develop chronic respiratory care model


WASHINGTON – Respiratory stakeholders have begun work to develop outcome-based care models.

VirtuOx launches DocViaWeb


WASHINGTON – VirtuOx, a national sleep and respiratory testing provider, has launched a sister company, DocViaWeb, to provide HIPAA-compliant and cost-effective telemonitoring solutions for healthcare organizations and professionals to diagnose and treat at home.

A&D buys diabetes and respiratory distributor


SAN JOSE, Calif. – A&D Company has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the necessary business assets of Toronto-based Auto Control Medical. The deal allows A&D to expand its product range and application experience across the Americas.

ResMed grows presence in China


SAN DIEGO – ResMed has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Curative Medical, a manufacturer of non-invasive ventilation and sleep disordered breathing medical devices and accessories in China.

Lakeland Pharmacy pursues gov’t contracts


BRANSON WEST, Mo. – Lakeland Pharmacy will expand the sales of its home respiratory equipment by applying for distribution and pricing agreement certification and pursuing government contracts, the company announced Feb. 17.

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.

Drive Medical ‘solidifies’ respiratory offerings


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive Medical’s acquisition of Medquip in July is another notch in the company’s belt in the respiratory product category.

Follow the yellow brick road

Friday, October 25, 2013
Jamie Loper
co-founder of

True or false: A pad prescription (order to dispense), blood gas study, ABG or oxygen saturation and a completed CMS 484 form is in compliance with CMS’s Oxygen Coverage Criteria Policy?