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Congresswoman releases support letter

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05/18/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers. R-Wash., is circulating a sign-on letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

Inogen sees growth curve for POCs

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05/12/2017

GOLETA, Calif. – Are Inogen’s continued strong earnings a sign that HME providers are finally adopting portable oxygen concentrators in larger numbers?

Yes, says CEO Scott Wilkinson, but don’t get too carried away.

Pacific Pulmonary settles whistleblower lawsuit

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04/26/2017

NOVATO, Calif. – Pacific Pulmonary Services has agreed to pay $11.4 million to resolve allegations that it participated in a kickback scheme for home oxygen and sleep therapy equipment.

The company admits to no wrongdoing.

Non-delivery delivers results

Provider Todd Usher says technology and a non-delivery model have given hime a 'fighting chance'
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03/27/2017

The cornerstone of Home Oxygen Company is its non-delivery model, says co-founder Todd Usher. The Modesto, Calif.-based provider started out as an oxygen provider in 2007 and has grown to include a full line of home medical equipment and supplies.

Linde, Praxair announce mega merger

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12/20/2016

MUNICH and DANBURY, Conn. – Linde and Praxair have announced their intention to merge, creating a company with revenues of about $30 billion and a current market value of more than $65 billion.

In brief: CQRC urges passage of bid-delay, Vertess closes three deals

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11/18/2016

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care this week urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would delay steep cuts to reimbursement for home oxygen.

CQRC urges passages of bid-delay

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11/18/2016

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care this week urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would delay steep cuts to reimbursement for home oxygen.

CQRC turns up the heat

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10/14/2016

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care, a coalition of home oxygen providers and manufacturers, has always taken an active role with CMS and on Capitol Hill, says Chairman Dan Starck.

Reporter's notebook: Oxygen, sleep providers turn to technology

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09/23/2016

As reimbursement continues to shrink, oxygen and sleep providers are increasingly turning to technology to make their businesses more efficient and their patients happier.

Contractor clarifies respiratory policy

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11/25/2013

WASHINGTON – Medicare does not reimburse for home oxygen used specifically to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) because it is not the primary treatment for that disease, even if beneficiaries cannot tolerate PAP devices, CGS Associates said in a recent FAQ sent to providers.

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