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Connected technology ramps up

CAIRE, Invacare join growing list of manufacturers that offer smarter oxygen concentrators

YARMOUTH, Maine – With so much on the line, HME providers can’t afford not to use connected technology with their oxygen concentrators, manufacturers say.

SuperCare acquires LifeCare assets


DOWNEY, Calif. – SuperCare Health has acquired the respiratory assets of LifeCare Solutions.

1st Class Medical acquires new facility


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – 1st Class Medical, a distributor of portable oxygen concentrators and home oxygen machines, is acquiring a new facility in Denver, according to a press release.

Oxygen patients benefit from 'Best+Fit'


NEW BERLIN, Wisc. – Dwindling reimbursement often leads to dwindling service and patient care.

Not so for Home Care Medical and its 3,000 oxygen patients. 

Latest denial targets prior treatments for oxygen

‘We're trying to get a handle on what they are looking for’

YARMOUTH, Maine – An oxygen patient may seem like a “slam dunk,” but if the medical records don’t show that he’s tried other treatments first, Medicare may deny a provider’s claim.

RT survey reveals communication gap


IRVING, Texas - When it comes to reducing hospital readmissions, communication between hospitals and homecare providers will play a key role. But a recent survey of respiratory therapists reveals they have a long way to go.

Cylinder confidence


ST. LOUIS - Who knew Responsive Respiratory was so hip?

Letters: Education among physicians is a must


The article was right on target: "Game's changing for home oxygen," May 2011. For 37 years I have been a practicing therapist and saw the home oxygen business flourish when patients need to go from the hospital to the home.



Eight out of 10 Internet users look online for health information, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. But those users won't find about one-third of all HME providers because they don't have a website, estimated Jeremy Kauten, general manager of VGM Forbin.

Vendors to providers: We're here to serve you


LAS VEGAS - The question certain to be circulating on the show floor at Medtrade Spring is "How can providers that didn't win a Medicare bid continue in the HME business?"