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Role of RTs expanding in new 02 climate


Respiratory therapists are feeling the greatest impact from the new austere environment for oxygen provision, as efforts to cut costs are changing their roles and workloads, says Vernon Pertelle, president and CEO of StratiHealth, a Los Angeles-based consulting

Transfilling technology: Providers offer ground-level view

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about transfilling technology. Last week: Where’s the opportunity in transfilling technology?

YARMOUTH, Maine – The technology has been around for more than a decade, but there are still wild swings in provider opinion on transfilling.

Apria is the top provider of transfilling technology…for now

Monday, June 29, 2015

I’m working on a story about oxygen transfilling technology.

I’m working on a story about oxygen transfilling technology because Invacare has reported, for the past few quarters, the loss of a significant order of HomeFills by a national account.


Educate on burn risk for COPD patients, study advises


GALVESTON, Texas – Home oxygen therapy puts patients with COPD at risk for burns, according to a new study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

POCs: Not on the fringe much longer


When HME providers put pen to paper and figure out the higher costs of using a delivery vs. a non-delivery model to provide home oxygen therapy, they get it, says Tony Anzalone, vice president of marketing for InovaLabs.

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. 

Game’s changing for home oxygen


ORLANDO – Much has been made of the Medicare reimbursement (or the increasing lack thereof) for home oxygen therapy. But what about the benefits of this therapy, when it’s done right? Shouldn’t physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists be focusing on that?