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Providers navigate changed environment

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06/05/2020

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

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06/01/2020

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

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03/27/2020

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

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03/24/2020

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

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10/28/2019

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

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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.

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.

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