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CQRC promotes bill during Nat’l Respiratory Care Week


WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care is celebrating National Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 26-31, by promoting H.R. 8158*, a bill that would eliminate the budget neutrality requirement for home oxygen services, supplies and equipment.

UPDATED: House committee approves new oxygen-related bill


WASHINGTON – The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved new legislation that seeks to address unsustainable oxygen reimbursement for stationary oxygen products, including oxygen concentrators, furnished in rural areas.

Providers navigate changed environment


YARMOUTH, Maine – In the early days of the public health emergency, HME providers were focused on taking on discharged patients as hospitals made way for COVID-19 patients. Now, they’re caring for COVID-19 patients themselves.

Provider Spotlight: Bluegrass Oxygen fills compliance niche


LEXINGTON, Ky. – When Mike Marnhout, who has worked in home care since 1980, opened his first HME company in 1982, his parents took a second mortgage on their house and loaned him the money with one condition: that he would never turn anyone away, whether they could afford to pay or not.

In brief: AAH reports numerous updates, Golden Technologies makes masks for Geisinger


WASHINGTON – CMS recently updated its COVID-19 FAQ to include coverage for home oxygen for patients diagnosed with the disease.

AAH reports numerous updates on coronavirus and HME


WASHINGTON – CMS recently updated its COVID-19 FAQ to include coverage for home oxygen for patients diagnosed with the disease.

BPR Medical: US oxygen users at higher risk


LONDON – American oxygen users are twice as likely to die in a home oxygen fire than in Japan, and 20 times more likely than in England, according to a new study from BPR Medical, a medical gas designer manufacturer.

3B Medical launches Aer


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

Providers hold off on ordering—for now


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


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