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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.

LifeCare Solutions leaves California

Bid rates are ‘unsustainable,’ says company’s CEO
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07/07/2017

PHOENIX – LifeCare Solutions has begun transitioning patients as it prepares to exit the California market, says company exec Robert Fahlman.

RRI reaches 15-year milestone

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06/20/2017

ST. LOUIS – Responsive Respiratory, Inc. celebrates 15 years in business as a manufacturer and distributor of high-pressure home oxygen equipment and supplies this year.

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.

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