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Providers try to balance cost, convenience of POCs

January 5, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Adoption of portable oxygen concentrators has increased, but providers say the units still present challenges, particularly when it comes to durability.  In general, the lighter the weight, typically the less durable the device, says Dave Anderson, owner of Anderson's Medical Products in Terre Haute, Ind.  “The heavier and more protected it is, (the more durable it is), but you lose the benefit of the light weight, and that’s what it’s...

HomeFill, Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC), Rhythm Healthcare

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Providers see Invacare’s exit as another limitation 


Providers see Invacare’s exit as another limitation 

December 9, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – In a year in which supply chain challenges and a major recall have brought challenge after challenge for HME providers, the news that Invacare is pulling out of the respiratory market has left some worried about a new hurdle in obtaining equipment.  “It’s been a rough year,” said Todd Flesch, co-founder of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Portable Oxygen Solutions. “I don’t know that there’s one company out there currently that can pick...

HomeFill, Invacare, Oxygen Concentrator

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RRI to continue supporting HomeFill

December 1, 2022HME News Staff

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Responsive Respiratory says it is committed to providing cylinders and valves compatible with the HomeFill system, despite Invacare’s decision to exit the respiratory market by the end of the year. “We stand committed to servicing the needs of oxygen providers,” said Steve Bannon, RRI president. “The departure of Invacare in the respiratory market leaves a tremendous gap for providers utilizing the HomeFill compressor. Rather than decommissioning units...

Home Respiratory Equipment, HomeFill, Invacare, Responsive Respiratory

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On the Editor's Desk

Return to their roots

December 1, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

When I spoke with Geoffrey Purtill in September, he hinted that some dramatic changes were coming Invacare’s way, but he couldn’t say at that time what they were. The need for changes didn’t come as a surprise. Following a consent decree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Invacare has continued to struggle to find its footing and then the pandemic hit, with all of its baggage. A company that once had a market cap of more than $1 billion now stands at $19.72 million. But...

HomeFill, Invacare, Respiratory

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Invacare’s exit from respiratory market is ‘devastating,’ poll respondents say

November 18, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Invacare’s decision to discontinue production of respiratory products by the end of this year will leave a gaping hole in the market, according to the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.  “It’s actually devastating, when 85% or more of our oxygen concentrators are Invacare and I have a staff that knows how to work on them,” wrote one poll respondent.  Eighty- five percent of respondents to the poll reported carrying Invacare respiratory...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), Home Respiratory Equipment, HomeFill, Invacare

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Where's the opportunity in transfilling technology?

July 10, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories about transfilling technology. Next week: HME providers offer their ground-level view. ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare's recent disclosure that it lost a significant order for HomeFill oxygen systems by a national account in 2014 is likely a one-off, with manufacturers of transfilling technology reporting demand has been healthy. Invacare saw a spike in sales for HomeFill in 2013, when a national account converted to the transfilling technology,...

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, HomeFill, Invacare, Niraj Patel

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Executive Session

Running tips from Don Spence

May 15, 2009Mike Moran

I wondered last night, as I was running a 4-mile loop around Baxter Boulevard and back to my house in Portland, Maine: How did Don Spence end up doing in the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon? American Pie Presents Band Camp full Heavy Metal divx Finding Neverland trailer The Sentinel hd The Murrysville, Pa.-based Philips Respironics, where Spence is CEO of Home Healthcare Solutions, was the title sponsor of the May 3 race. Respironics used the race as a platform to raise awareness of the importance...

Don Spence, Executive Session, HomeFill, Sleep Apnea

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