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OxyGEN ‘super powers’ POCs

January 15, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BALTIMORE – The founders of OxyGEN will use their recent prize money to turn their prototype portable oxygen concentrator into an actual product.  Jessica Dakkak, Jonathan Smith and Wilson Tang were recently named the winners of an Innovation Challenge hosted by Three Lakes Foundation and MATTER for their POC combining high-flow ambient air with pulses of concentrated oxygen to provide more efficient...

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Sleep, oxygen patient volumes to improve in 2021, survey shows 

January 12, 2021HME News Staff

NEW YORK – Providers expect high-single digit growth in sleep patient volumes in the next year, according to Needham’s “1Q21 HME Oxygen and Sleep Survey.”  Respondents saw their sleep patient volume increase by only 0.8% in the last 12 months but expect it to grow by 7.6% over the next 12 months, the survey says. These rates are mixed from the prior survey results of 5.5% and 5%, respectively.  Overall, respondents reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has...

home oxygen therapy, Oxygen, patient volumes, sleep therapy


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OxyGEN wins Innovation Challenge 

December 16, 2020HME News Staff

CHICAGO – Three Lakes Foundation and MATTER have named OxyGEN as the first-place winner in their Innovation Challenge to accelerate new solutions in diagnosing, treating and managing pulmonary fibrosis.  OxyGEN, a med-tech venture out of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has produced a POC that tracks, monitors and automatically adjusts the oxygen level for each patient, improving mobility and quality of life. OxyGEN, along with three other winners, will receive...

Innovation Challenge, Oxygen, Portable oxygen concentrators, pulmonary fibrosis


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Allina Health sells to AdaptHealth

December 3, 2020HME News Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Allina Health is selling its HME division to AdaptHealth, according to ABC Newspapers. The purchase includes Allina's Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment Division, also known as HOME. “We are extremely proud of the work and commitment of our Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment staff,” said Lisa Shannon, president and COO of Allina Health. “We are excited about AdaptHealth's deep industry expertise and resources to grow and invest in the division.” HOME has a showroom...

AdaptHealth, Alline Health, HOme medical equipment, M&A, Oxygen


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Masimo sues Apple

September 18, 2020HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. - Masimo has filed a legal complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California claiming Apple infringes on 10 of its patents with its Apple Watch, according to news reports. The complaint charges Apple with stealing trade secrets by hiring key personnel from Masimo, including Michael O'Reilly, its former chief medical officer and executive vice president for medical affairs. Masimo claims the Apple Watch, including the Series 4 and 5 models, uses technology...

apple, Masimo, Oxygen, remote monitoring


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Oxygen bill 'ready and waiting'

September 11, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - The Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives is now on the hunt for a vehicle for H.R. 8158, a bill that would eliminate the budget neutrality requirement for home oxygen therapy. Industry stakeholders say it's unlikely the bill will be attached to a continuing resolution that must be passed by Sept. 30, because Congress wants a “clean CR,” but there are other options, including possibly another COVID bill and a Medicare extenders package. “This...

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RRI launches online ordering tool

August 18, 2020HME News Staff

ST. LOUIS - Responsive Respiratory has expanded its website to include online ordering. RRI's website, www.respondo2.com, now features a personalized account portal that allows registered providers to access pricing and to order online. “We recognize that a high percentage of the population utilizes the Internet to place orders, especially during this time of remote work arrangements,” said Thomas Bannon, president. The portal allows providers to: mark products as a frequently ordered...

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DME MACs drop CMNs for oxygen, infusion services

May 12, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The DME MACs on May 7 announced that they will not require CMNs for oxygen claims during the COVID-19 public health emergency.The update follows CMS's decision not to enforce clinical indications of coverage for the oxygen NCDs and LCDs, as outlined in an April 6 interim final rule.“After carefully reviewing the CMN and the related claims processing issues that would result from having missing information or having clinical information for which the form was intended, CMS has determined...

CMN, coronavirus outbreak, documentation, infusion, Oxygen


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Apria Healthcare responds to wildfires

November 8, 2019HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has launched a mobilized effort to deliver critical equipment to its patients in California, where wildfires continue to plague much of the state.The provider says its employees have been working around the clock to ensure equipment like oxygen tanks are being delivered. Last week alone, they made more than 20,000 deliveries, with trucks set up in strategic locations to help distribute equipment to patients being evacuated from their homes.“Our employees...

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Home Oxygen Company earns another reprieve from audits

May 10, 2019HME News Staff

MODESTO, Calif. - Home Oxygen Company has earned another reprieve from audits for oxygen, due its success ratio of more than 90% in recent audits, the company says. Noridian Healthcare Solutions has notified Home Oxygen Company that it has successfully completed Round 1 of the Targeted Probe & Educate program and will not be required to complete subsequent rounds. As a result, the company says its audit file has been “closed.” “This is a collaborative effort between intake and A/R...

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