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Providers deploy precautions

March 13, 2020HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - HME providers have begun taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of employees, patients and the larger communities they serve in response to the coronavirus outbreak.Cape Medical Supply based in Sandwich, Mass., is limiting person-to-person activity, opting instead to ship products to patients. It is also encouraging patients to use its web-based technologies, including a web portal and mobile app, for ordering, communications and information.“We are standing...

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Home Oxygen Company clears TPE

April 26, 2018HME News Staff

MODESTO, Calif. - Home Oxygen Company has cleared the first round of review for the Targeted Probe and Educate program, the company announced April 25. “This is a collaborative effort between internal and external teams, resulting in compliant files,” said Andrea Ewert, CEO. “We continue our process for success despite the obvious burden.” Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the DME MAC for jurisdictions A and D, selected Home Oxygen Company's CPAP claims for the TPE program...

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Providers meet with Verma

November 22, 2017HME News Staff

MODESTO, Calif. - Representatives of Home Oxygen Company attended a Nov. 20 meeting with Rep. Jeff Dunham, R-Calif., and CMS Administrator Seema Verma to discuss the challenges of rural providers in California. “Administrator Verma was very attentive to our needs and knowledgeable of our challenges,” said Andrea Ewert, president and CEO of Home Oxygen Company. “Our representatives were able to articulate the challenges of running a business and serving Medicare beneficiaries in...

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Reporter's notebook: Audit reprieve a 'confidence builder'

August 28, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MODESTO, Calif. - It's not every day that HME providers get good news from a CMS audit contractor, but Home Oxygen Company recently got a break from certain audits.The provider recently received word from Noridian, the Jurisdiction D MAC, that it had earned 12-month reprieves from widespread prepay reviews for both oxygen and CPAP.“It's a confidence builder,” said Andrea Ewert, CEO. “We are doing what they like, and we are going to keep it up.”Ewert plans to use the reprieve...

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Non-delivery delivers results

March 27, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

The cornerstone of Home Oxygen Company is its non-delivery model, says co-founder Todd Usher. The Modesto, Calif.-based provider started out as an oxygen provider in 2007 and has grown to include a full line of home medical equipment and supplies.While he says business is challenging in the face of reimbursement cuts—three of his local competitors have closed or are about to close thanks to the roll out of bid pricing in rural areas—his business model helps him hang in there.“We...

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Home Oxygen Company bets on automation

September 23, 2016Tracy Orzel

MODESTO, Calif. - Home Oxygen Company, a respiratory services provider, has landed on Inc. Magazine's 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies for the first time, taking No. 3343.The key to the company's success? Automation, says CEO Andrea Ewert.  While providers are struggling to reconcile operational costs with two rounds of reimbursement costs, Home Oxygen has grown by 2% year-to-date, as of July 1.“I don't know if we'll be able to repeat that, but what choice do we have?”...

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Inc. recognizes HME on 5000 list

August 18, 2016HME News Staff

NEW YORK - The HME industry continues to make its mark on Inc. Magazine's 35th annual 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in the country.At No. 3395, Cape Medical Supply in Sandwich, Mass. has been named to the Inc. 5000 list for the seventh year.“Making this list once is an honor, but making it seven times is incredible,” said Gary Sheehan, president and CEO, in a release. “It is a true team effort proving that our strategy is solid, and that our team's incredible...

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