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Lifestyle Mobility Aids to transition to Rhythm Healthcare

June 8, 2021HME News Staff

ST. PETERSBURGH, Fla. – Lifestyle Mobility Aids is changing its name to Rhythm Healthcare to better reflect the clinically complex nature of its products. The new name is also a nod to the company’s relationship with customers, says Doug Francis, president and CEO. “The new company name is meant to point toward the operating rhythm that exists between our provider partners and us,” he said. “Because we don’t connect directly with the consumer, there’s a real...

Lifestyle Mobility Aids, Oxygen Concentrator, Rhythm Healthcare

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Sheer will and goodwill

May 11, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Being the recipient of Google Alerts for “oxygen concentrator” is a scary and sad place to be right now.  I have these alerts set up for a number of key terms in the HME industry – think “sleep therapy” and “home infusion” and “AdaptHealth” and “Invacare.” They’re delivered to my email inbox every afternoon.  Recent alerts for “oxygen concentrator” have been almost exclusively related to...

coronavirus, Council for Quality Respiratory Care, COVID-19 pandemic, CQRC, home oxygen therapy, Oxygen Concentrator, reimbursement relief

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Invacare sees ‘high demand’ for oxygen concentrators

February 12, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare saw a 72.2% increase in respiratory sales for the fourth quarter in North America and a 40.1% increase for 2020 due to increased demand for oxygen concentrators during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Invacare reported $18.7 million in net sales for respiratory products in the fourth quarter and $72.3 million for 2020.  “We see high demand for all modalities of oxygen increasing,” said Matthew...

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Notebook: FDA warns against self-prescribed oxygen

February 1, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – A consumer warning from the Food and Drug Administration urging against using oxygen concentrators without a prescription has resulted in some interesting calls for HME providers.  Portable Oxygen Solutions, an online provider of POCs and accessories, saw an uptick last March in people wanting to buy POCs for themselves or family members, says Todd Flesch, co-founder of the Charlotte, N.C.-based company.  “On calls, when we explained...

coronovirus outbreak, FDA warnings, Home Oxygen Equipment, Oxygen Concentrator

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FDA on oxygen concentrators: Don't try them at home without scripts

November 4, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to use oxygen concentrators in their homes unless prescribed by a health care provider in a consumer update posted to its website on Oct. 30 as the number of cases of COVID-19 spikes across the country. The agency says giving yourself oxygen without talking to a doctor first may do more harm than good. “You may end up taking too much or too little oxygen,” it says. “Deciding to use an oxygen concentrator without...

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Invacare sets plan for growth

September 29, 2020HME News Staff

CLEVELAND - Invacare expects to add 45 new positions at its manufacturing site in Elyria as part of its launch of a new oxygen concentrator. The company plans to build a 10,000-square-foot clean room within its Taylor Street facility to enhance its manufacturing capabilities to produce its new Platinum NXG stationary oxygen concentrator to meet the rising demand for respiratory equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, Invacare has had a long and successful...

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CAIRE adds remote monitoring capabilities

October 4, 2017HME News Staff

ATLANTA - CAIRE has entered a strategic relationship with SynsorMed, a mobile telehealth and remote patient monitoring company, to help its HME providers better monitor patient conditions. The multi-year agreement combines SynsorMed's technology with CAIRE's portable and stationary oxygen therapy devices. Available on Android and iOS platforms, SynsorMed's technology integrates with FDA-approved devices to provide analysis on a patient's oxygen concentrators, wherever they are. “In the first...

Caire, Oxygen Concentrator, Remote Patient Monitoring, SynsorMed

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Caire signs on new service center

September 27, 2017HME News Staff

BALL GROUND, Ga. - Caire, the manufacturer of the AirSep, Caire and SeQual brands of wearable, portable and stationary oxygen concentrators, has appointed Altra Service Professionals as the authorized service center for its customers in New Jersey and New England. Altra Service Professionals will perform both warranty and non-warranty service for Caire products from its facility in Berlin, Conn. “Altra has been performing non-warranty repairs of our products for many years and were a natural...

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Caire opens service center

August 2, 2016HME News Staff

BALL GROUND, Ga. - Caire, a Chart Industries Company, has opened a new service center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The 5,000-square-foot center, which will operate through a partnership with ReOx Medical Services, a well-known resource for respiratory equipment repair, will employ 10. “This new Caire-Authorized Service Center answers a critical need for our providers in Texas,” said Lanier Hogan, Caire technical service manager. “By partnering with ReOx, we ensure a smooth and quality...

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3B Medical enters oxygen market

March 8, 2016HME News Staff

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - 3B Medical has entered the home oxygen therapy market with the launch of its 5-liter stationary oxygen concentrator, the Cirrus 5. The manufacturer has, up to this point, been focused on the sleep therapy market. 3B Medical says the Cirrus 5 has features like a cooling system to protect the sieve beds and a monitor to measure oxygen purity. “Once you remove the back panel and explore the internal design, it is easy to see that it was designed for performance and low maintenance,...

3B Medical, Oxygen Concentrator

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