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Are POCs becoming modality of choice?

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05/31/2019

Driven by growing consumer demand, portable oxygen concentrators are becoming more mainstream in the HME industry.

Inogen’s DTC sales shine in Q4

B2B growth slows, however, due to reduction in orders from national provider
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03/01/2019

GOLETA, Calif. – 2018 was a “year of investment” for Inogen and it paid off, company officials say, with a 50.4% increase in direct-to-consumer sales in the fourth quarter

Reporter’s notebook: 2018: The year of DTC, M&A

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01/24/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Two of the most read vendor stories of 2018 concerned Philips (No. 1) and Invacare (No. 5) going direct to cash-paying consumers for their portable oxygen concentrators.

3B Medical launches Aer

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01/18/2019

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – 3B Medical is officially competing for POC business.

Providers hold off on ordering—for now

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12/20/2018

NEW YORK – The majority of HME providers are reducing or delaying orders for oxygen and CPAP equipment, but that is likely to be temporary, according to a new survey for the fourth quarter of 2018 from Needham & Company.

Budget neutrality dampens certain oxygen reimbursement

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12/19/2018

WASHINGTON – Reimbursement rates for stationary and portable oxygen concentrators fare quite differently in the 2019 fee schedule, according to an analysis by AAHomecare.

ResMed: Watch for Mobi POC early next year

Company officials also comment on growth for CPAP devices, ‘blip’ in growth for Brightree
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10/26/2018

SAN DIEGO – ResMed is still keeping its plans for the Mobi portable oxygen concentrator largely under wraps.

Invacare opens up new channel for Platinum

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09/07/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has joined the growing ranks of manufacturers that are going direct to consumer, in one form or another, with their portable oxygen concentrators.

Inogen’s Scribner to leave

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08/29/2018

GOLETA, Calif. – Matt Scribner, Inogen’s executive vice president of operations, will leave the company, effective Jan. 2, 2019. Bart Sanford, most recently senior vice president of operations at Cepheid, a molecular diagnostics company, will step into the role on Sept.

Invacare woos consumers in bid to build POC brand

‘(We) have to compete in a different way,’ says CEO Matt Monaghan
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08/09/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare’s respiratory business has been slow to grow, even with the recent release of its Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator with connectivity, but the company has plans to change that.

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