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Health system opens home medical shop 

June 27, 2022HME News Staff

MASON CITY, Iowa – MercyOne Albert Lea Home Medical Shop has opened at the southeast entrance to the mall in Albert Lea. At the shop, customers will find medical equipment to make life at home easier, including bathroom aids, walkers, breast pumps and more. For CPAP, BiPAP, oxygen and ventilator needs, there are respiratory therapists on staff. “We look forward to continuing our commitment to the area by adding our home medical shop to the list of services MercyOne has to offer,”...

Durable Medical Equipment (DME), MercyOne, Respiratory Therapist

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HME/RT Council has new leaders

January 25, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Missy Cross, administrative director of ProMedica, has taken the reins as chairwoman of AAHomecare's HME/RT Council, after two years of serving as vice chair. Al Neumann, co-owner of Corner Home Medical, will now serve as vice chair. Both Cross and Neumann have been actively involved in the industry. Cross, recipient of the inaugural Van Miller Homecare Champion Award in 2016, also sits on the board of directors of AAHomecare and the Ohio Association of Medical Equipment Services....

AAHomecare, Missy Cross, Respiratory Therapist

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Role of RTs expanding in new 02 climate

July 25, 2016John Andrews

Respiratory therapists are feeling the greatest impact from the new austere environment for oxygen provision, as efforts to cut costs are changing their roles and workloads, says Vernon Pertelle, president and CEO of StratiHealth, a Los Angeles-based consulting and healthcare administration firm. For sheer context on healthcare operations, Pertelle has a panoramic view of the continuum. Before founding StratiHealth in 2012, he spent more than two decades in executive positions for Kaiser Permanente,...

Home Oxygen Therapy, Respiratory Therapist, Vernon Pertelle

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Trial seeks to promote respiratory therapists

May 16, 2014Leah Hoenen

LOS ANGELES - A new trial is examining the value of respiratory therapists, but its sponsor hopes it will lead the HME industry to think more about clinical services than reimbursement. Industry veteran Vernon Pertelle's company StratiHealth is behind a trial to determine the benefit of education and case management by respiratory therapists on improvements in health outcomes and quality of life for COPD patients. Enrollment by invitation began in March, and StratiHealth wants 100 patients...

Clinical Services, Respiratory Therapist, trial, Vernon Pertelle

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Game's changing for home oxygen

April 1, 2011HME News Staff

ORLANDO - Much has been made of the Medicare reimbursement (or the increasing lack thereof) for home oxygen therapy. But what about the benefits of this therapy, when it's done right? Shouldn't physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists be focusing on that? And if they do, won't reimbursement take care of itself? 
Bob McCoy thinks so. Here's what McCoy, a respiratory therapist and the managing director of Valley Inspired Products, had to say about this “game-changing”...

Bob McCoy, Home Oxygen Therapy, Respiratory Therapist

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Executive Session

The days of the Golden Commode are over

March 19, 2010Mike Moran

Check out this email I received a few weeks ago from a provider I've known for a while and respect: I continue to be uncomfortable with the headline of your (blog), Golden Commode. This was a derogatory term used during the 70s and early 80s by Medicare and others to point out perceived abuses and inappropriate advantages that providers took of the billing system then in place.  It is not a term that I used and I have always seen it as offensive.  It may be accurate of an unflattering past,...

Executive Session, Lou Kaufman, Respiratory Therapist

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