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Providers

Providers seek just-the-right app

December 4, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Mobile apps could help COPD patients better manage their symptoms—if they're done right, say HME providers.Provider Chris Rice, who has been “tinkering” with apps with an eye toward creating his own, has found they break down into two main categories: educational apps that seem to have no ongoing support, and apps that track symptoms and facilitate communication with the physician. None are comprehensive enough, he says.“The app that's going to win out is...

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Expect cuts to oxygen service, therapist says

April 25, 2014Leah Hoenen

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. - Lower reimbursement for oxygen has forced companies to reduce costs. Typically, that translates into cutting back on deliveries. Bob McCoy, a registered respiratory therapist and general manger of Valley Aire Respiratory Services, told HME News that, when it comes to cost cutting, providers are exploring all of their options.HME News: Are we going to see more providers cutting back on services, such as deliveries and home visits?Bob McCoy: Deliveries are their biggest cost....

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Editorial

Spin City

November 26, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I had an interesting conversation with Bob McCoy recently. McCoy is a respiratory therapist (RT) and the managing director of Valley Inspired Products.In November, he gave a presentation at the AARC Congress 2012 in New Orleans about how RTs need to be identifying opportunities to provide value-added care in this challenging environment.Sounds like your standard fare, right? Opportunities and challenging environment have to be three of the most frequently written words by the HME News team.As we...

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Game’s changing for home oxygen

March 28, 2011Liz Beaulieu, Editor

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? And if they do, won't reimbursement take care of itself? Bob McCoy thinks so. Here's what McCoy, a respiratory therapist and the managing director of Valley Inspired Products, had to say about this “game-changing” conversation. HME...

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