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Curt Merriman

Smart Talk

Telehealth: Maximize resources

August 18, 2021Curt Merriman

Q. With the continued shortage of respiratory therapists, how do we look for ways to maximize this scarce resource?  A.One HME company has outsourced their RT coverage exclusively with a tele-respiratory therapist. This organization incorporates a couple of strategies:  The customer comes into the HME’s location and meets with a customer service representative and a tele-respiratory therapist joins remotely to provide the PAP setup instruction. The relationship is developed...

Curt Merriman, Home respiratory therapy, rtNow, Telehealth

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Spiro Health increases New England profile with latest acquisition

November 5, 2020HME News Staff

SANDWICH, Mass. - Spiro Health has acquired Absolute Respiratory Care in Johnston, R.I., further cementing its presence in New England and the Northeast. Absolute Respiratory Care offers a full range of home medical equipment and supplies with a focus on sleep services. Through wireless monitoring, the provider has created a touchless telehealth model for sleep therapy. “Absolute Respiratory Care is excited to join with the team at Spiro Health,” said Jayne Matoian, president of Absolute...

Absolute Respiratory Care, Home respiratory therapy, Spiro Health

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Protech lines up sleep provider

September 9, 2020HME News Staff

CINCINNATI ­- Protech Home Medical has executed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire a respiratory company in the Southeast reporting unaudited trailing 12-month annual revenues of about $13 million, significant adjusted EBITDA and positive net income. The target, which has been in business for more than 15 years, would significantly enhance Protech's presence in the region with five new locations, and would increase its patient count by more than 15,000. The target is highly concentrated in...

Home respiratory therapy, Protech Home Medical

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CQRC backs AHRQ report

March 3, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has highlighted a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that found patients who use home respiratory therapies tend to experience better health outcomes than those who do not. The AHRQ, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, analyzed 68 studies covering 53,733 patients to evaluate home noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in adults with chronic respiratory failure in terms of initiation,...

AHRQ, CQRC, Home respiratory therapy, ventilation

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Business Development

Connectivity 'elevates" home oxygen therapy

January 6, 2020John Andrews

Oxygen therapy has always been the lifeblood of the HME respiratory provider's business as companies offer a range of therapies, modalities and services to their patients. And the wireless connectivity that is ubiquitous in the modern world adds an important new dimension to the market that has the potential to boost efficacy and efficiency while reducing costs and better managing outcomes.The sophisticated connectivity infrastructure that has revolutionized communications has had a distinct and...

Home oxygen therapy, Home respiratory therapy, Philips, Ventec Life Systems

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Specialty Providers

Aeratech Medical prioritizes RTs

October 5, 2018John Andrews

MEDINA, Ohio - Aeratech Medical, the first place winner in this year's HME Excellence Awards, backs up its tag line “We are Respiratory” by putting its money where it matters—in respiratory therapy.CEO Roy Neely is an RT. Director of clinical services Erin Fowler is an RT. So is Terry McAtee, medical compliance officer. In all, there are 18 RTs on staff.“We are a company made up of therapists—90% of our staff are therapists,” Neely says proudly.It's not just Aeratech's...

Aeratech Medical, HME Excellence Awards, Home respiratory therapy

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PromptCare expands south

May 3, 2018HME News Staff

CLARK, N.J. - PromptCare, a regional provider of respiratory and infusion services, has acquired Hometown Oxygen, it announced today. The Charlotte, N.C.-based Hometown Oxygen specializes primarily in pediatric vent patients, serving nearly 1,100 from eight locations throughout the Carolinas. “Bringing the Hometown team on board will allow us to expand our footprint to the Southeast, an integral part of our strategy,” said PromptCare CEO Tom Voorhees. “(CEO) Scott Dinning and the...

Home Infusion, Home respiratory therapy, HomeTown Oxygen, PromptCare

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RT survey reveals communication gap

October 30, 2011Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

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. "At this point, there isn't a lot of joint effort between hospital RTs and homecare RTs," said Greg Spratt, homecare chair for the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Spratt recently surveyed respiratory therapists to get a baseline of information for his "Hospital...

Home Medical Equipment, Home Medical Equipment, Home Oxygen Equipment, Home respiratory therapy

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