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Ditching delivery

Oxygen delivery goes way of dinosaur


The “new normal” in Medicare oxygen might be the toughest business challenge respiratory providers have had to face in their history.

Mail order madness?

Providers say patient care pays the price when care becomes less hands-on

YARMOUTH, Maine – When it comes to providing quality respiratory care, mail order just doesn’t cut it, say providers.

Vocation and avocation

Q&A with Norm McCombs of AirSep

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Norm McCombs, the senior vice president of research and development at AirSep, has hit a milestone or two in his long career as an engineer and inventor.

Calling all providers of home oxygen therapy

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I love getting feedback from HME News readers, especially when they’re taking us to task.

In brief: PMD hearing, LCD update, ASP figures


WASHINGTON – A Senate Aging Committee hearing this week will focus on new Medicare prior authorization requirements for power mobility devices (PMDs). The hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept.

Chart to buy AirSep for $180M


CLEVELAND – Chart Industries has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AirSep Corp. for $170 million in cash and up to $10 million in assumed debt, the companies announced this week.

Dear Ann Marie

Friday, May 4, 2012

This rainy Friday afternoon, I was mindlessly scanning the headlines and the letters to the editor on the website of our local paper.

In brief: Licensure rules confuse bidders, Strike Force conducts record takedown


NEW ORLEANS – Providers who submitted bids in the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, La., competitive bidding area became concerned last week that a recent licensure change on the National Suppliers Clearinghouse (NSC) website could disqualify them from the program.