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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.

Fisher & Paykel posts record year, plays it safe for 2015


IRVINE, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare on May 23 reported a net profit after tax of NZ$97.1 million for the financial year ended March 31, 2014, a 26% increase compared to the previous year.

Ohio: Oxygen cuts averted


COLUMBUS, Ohio – A proposed Ohio Medicaid policy that would have set oxygen rates at 36% below the lowest Ohio Round 2 rate is now off the table.

A fight worth fighting


It was while watching his father struggle with COPD that Jim Spellman, the newly-elected president of the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services (WAMES), learned what the HME industry means to patients.

DMEevalumate adds respiratory program


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – now offers a web-based program to help medical practitioners document a patient’s need for respiratory equipment.

CMS throws safety net to oxygen patients


BALTIMORE – It appears CMS has finally realized that you can’t get blood from a stone—or oxygen equipment and services from an HME provider that has gone out of business.

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.

Portable concentrators shake up oxygen industry


DUBLIN – Innovations in portable oxygen concentrator technology are revolutionizing the industry, moving it beyond large, stationary concentrators and cumbersome portables toward smaller machines, according to Wintergreen Research, Inc.

‘No-man’s land’ for oxygen patients


YARMOUTH, Maine – When a local competitor closed its doors recently, provider Tyler Riddle had bad news for its capped-out oxygen patients: He couldn’t take them.

What about IPF?


Home oxygen therapy providers are well versed in the care of patients with COPD and obstructive sleep apnea. Some providers even specialize in cystic fibrosis.