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Providers draw line in sand, according to poll

‘After 40 years in this field, I never thought I would see this happen,’ wrote one respondent

YARMOUTH, Maine – A large majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll (69%) say they won’t buy products from manufacturers that are selling direct to consumers.

ATS oxygen study bolsters industry findings


WASHINGTON – A recent study from the American Thoracic Society correlates with findings of the HME Patient Access Study sponsored by AAHomecare

Survey: Home oxygen therapy inadequate, say patients


BOSTON – Home oxygen patients say they are unable to access equipment to meet their needs, according to a new survey unveiled at ATS 2017 this week.

DME MAC releases oxygen, CPAP review data


HINGHAM, Mass. – NHIC found a 44% denial rate for oxygen and oxygen equipment as part of a review of claims filed between Jan. 1, 2014, and March 31, 2014.

CMS addresses providers going out of business


WASHINGTON – CMS has announced that, effective immediately, it will allow the replacement of oxygen equipment when suppliers exit the business.

Documentation vexes providers

Oxygen error rates stay fairly consistent across quarters, jurisdictions

WASHINGTON – More than half of all claims for oxygen concentrators get denied, and providers say they face an uphill battle in improving that.

We want template, too


When it comes to getting physicians to properly document for Medicare, power mobility devices aren’t the only products that create headaches for providers.