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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.

Long-term oxygen therapy: Not so beneficial after all?

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10/10/2018

CHICAGO – Long-term oxygen therapy does not decrease the risk of hospitalization or increase life expectancy for patients with mild to moderate COPD, according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic.

Respiratory groups issue rallying cry

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10/10/2018

CHICAGO – The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, American Lung Association, COPD Foundation and the American Association of Respiratory Care are asking individuals to call their lawmakers and ask them to support a proposed rule from CMS that would increase their access to

Budget neutrality wreaks more havoc in proposed rule

‘CMS has dug its heels even deeper’ on the controversial offset for home oxygen products
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07/20/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS’s proposed changes to the home oxygen benefit would ding reimbursement for portable equipment and portable gas contents, as well as oxygen generating portable equipment (OPGE).

Philips shakes up respiratory business

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07/13/2018

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care has overhauled its website www.COPDinfo.com to allow insurance customers to find local HME providers and cash customers to buy directly from the manufacturer.

VA requires firebreaks for home oxygen

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06/20/2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has mandated* the use of thermal fuses, also know as firebreaks, in all of its home oxygen patient installations.

News from ATS 2018: Philips, ResMed back combined therapy

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05/22/2018

SAN DIEGO – Royal Philips announced new data at ATS 2018 that suggests combining home oxygen therapy with home non-invasive ventilation as treatment for chronically hypercapnic COPD patients is more effective and less expensive than HOT alone.

Pediatric Home Service sees telemedicine as bonus opportunity

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04/20/2018

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – A patient homecare visit that would normally take about six hours with travel time took Jill Anderson, a respiratory therapist with Pediatric Home Service, 30 minutes to complete using telemedicine.

Home Oxygen Company, Philips partner on ‘virtual’ model

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02/23/2018

MODESTO, Calif. – Provider Todd Usher says there’s a better way to get patients set up on oxygen and it doesn’t involve delivery trucks.

CMS upends oxygen CMN

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02/16/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has changed the guidelines for reporting a patient’s oxygen flow rate on a CMN, a move that will have two serious implications for providers, particularly those servicing the critically ill, says Andrea Stark.

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