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Providers maneuver bumpy referral streams

June 19, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - How much a provider's referral stream has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic is very much tied to its business model, according to the results of the recent HME Newspoll.HME companies with an emphasis on retail and sleep therapy have been more likely to be negatively impacted by the pandemic, the poll found.“We have seen the complete collapse of our retail, walk-in traffic,” wrote one respondent. “The virus has drastically changed the manner in which we...

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AdaptHealth sees oxygen 'broadly up'

May 8, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - It's impossible to predict the full impact of the COVID-19 crisis on its business, but AdaptHealth remains confident about its strategy and its prospects, company executives said during an earnings call.“The past 60 days have been unlike anything I've experienced in my 15 years in the HME industry,” said President and COO Josh Parnes. “In six days in March, we transitioned more than 75% of employees to work from home. We've continued to meet the needs of...

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CAIRE ups production of 02 equipment

March 26, 2020HME News Staff

BALL GROUND, Ga. - CAIRE has added production shifts, extended work hours and is expanding production lines at its facilities in Ball Ground, Ga., Buffalo, N.Y., and Chengdu, China, to meet the increased demand for oxygen equipment due to the coronavirus pandemic. “As the Covid-19 virus has spread in recent weeks, we have seen a dramatic increase in demand for stationary oxygen from our customers globally—particularly from those who are providing emergency aid in pandemic hot zones,”...

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HME providers scrounge for PPE, ramp up infection control as they prep for coronavirus

March 20, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly expanding across the country, HME providers say the goal is to prep, not panic.“Communication of proper personal protective equipment and training for all,” wrote one respondent to a recent HME Newspoll. “(We need) to be safe without panic. Wrong information causes extremes in carelessness or panic.”More than three-quarters of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll report the outbreak is affecting how they do business.PPE—or...

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Remove roadblocks to patient care, say providers

March 20, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - CMS should temporarily relax regulations and provide clear and transparent guidance to help HME providers take care of patients during the coronavirus outbreak, they say.Providers would like CMS to provide guidance on what will and will not be covered for patients with a COVID-19 diagnosis, and make concessions like allowing for short-term coverage of home oxygen.“If a patient is hypoxic and had a diagnosis of pneumonia, flu or COVID-19, CMS should pay DME for three months...

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Inogen expects better second half of 2020

February 28, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

GOLETA, Calif. - Following Inogen's multiple years of high revenue growth, the fourth quarter of 2019 represented a “slowdown,” acknowledges CEO Scott Wilkinson.The company reported revenue of $78.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $86.5 million for the same period in 2018, an 8.8% decrease. It reported a net loss of $1.4 million vs. a net income of $10 million. “We are assessing our organization from both a commercial and operational perspective to identify how...

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Providers prep for increased power outages

October 4, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

REDDING, Calif. - With the fall wildfire season underway in California, HME providers are making sure their oxygen therapy patients are prepared to be without power more often.For the first time, Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and other electric companies say they plan to cut off power to certain areas when the fire risk is deemed high, generally due to high winds.“SoCal has come out and said, 'If we have something that might stress the power lines, we are just shutting...

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Inc. 5000 spotlight: Portable Oxygen Solutions broadens options

August 30, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Seeing a disconnect between what patients want and what physicians are offering for home oxygen therapy, Todd Flesch and Jeff Dewberry launched Portable Oxygen Solutions, an online provider of POCs and accessories.Now in its sixth year of operation, Portable Oxygen Solutions recently made its second appearance on the Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest growing companies in the United States, landing at No. 2980.“It's a direct reflection of our employees and the empathy they show,”...

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Smart Talk

Respiratory Solutions: Reduce liability, rest easy

May 31, 2019Mike Chorney

A. Firebreaks are incredibly important and inexpensive devices that can save patients' lives and reduce injuries.Crucial componentHousehold fire is an important concern for home oxygen patients. Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of fires, but they can also be started by candles, gas stoves or other sources of ignition. The firebreak is a thermal fuse that stops the flow of oxygen during therapy, in the event that the downstream tubing is accidentally ignited. They are fitted to the patient's...

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Study: US oxygen fatalities far outnumber those in England

March 22, 2019HME News Staff

LONDON - Home oxygen fatalities in the US are nearly twenty times than in England, according to new research from BPR, a medical gas specialist.BPR used data from local health service organizations (clinical commissioning groups) in England to compare how many incidents and fatalities were recorded in that country between 2013 and 2017 to that same time period in the US.Among the 73% of English CCGs that responded, one fatality and 63 non-fatal incidents were recorded. When the results are extrapolated...

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