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Providers hold off on ordering—for now

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12/20/2018

NEW YORK – The majority of HME providers are reducing or delaying orders for oxygen and CPAP equipment, but that is likely to be temporary, according to a new survey for the fourth quarter of 2018 from Needham & Company.

Budget neutrality dampens certain oxygen reimbursement

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12/19/2018

WASHINGTON – Reimbursement rates for stationary and portable oxygen concentrators fare quite differently in the 2019 fee schedule, according to an analysis by AAHomecare.

ResMed: Watch for Mobi POC early next year

Company officials also comment on growth for CPAP devices, ‘blip’ in growth for Brightree
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10/26/2018

SAN DIEGO – ResMed is still keeping its plans for the Mobi portable oxygen concentrator largely under wraps.

Invacare opens up new channel for Platinum

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09/07/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has joined the growing ranks of manufacturers that are going direct to consumer, in one form or another, with their portable oxygen concentrators.

Inogen’s Scribner to leave

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08/29/2018

GOLETA, Calif. – Matt Scribner, Inogen’s executive vice president of operations, will leave the company, effective Jan. 2, 2019. Bart Sanford, most recently senior vice president of operations at Cepheid, a molecular diagnostics company, will step into the role on Sept.

Invacare woos consumers in bid to build POC brand

‘(We) have to compete in a different way,’ says CEO Matt Monaghan
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08/09/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare’s respiratory business has been slow to grow, even with the recent release of its Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator with connectivity, but the company has plans to change that.

Inogen watches as others follow suit

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08/09/2018

GOLETA, Calif. – It will only help Inogen that more manufacturers are deciding to raise awareness among consumers for their own POCs, CEO Scott Wilkinson says.

ResMed readies to scale POC business

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08/03/2018

SAN DIEGO – ResMed plans to take a “partnership” approach with HME providers when it more widely launches its portable oxygen concentrator in fiscal year 2019, CEO Mick Farrell said during a conference call last week to discuss the company’s most recent financial results.

Providers’ DTC fears mount

‘We’re always concerned that (manufacturers) are going to cut us out altogether’
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07/27/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers fear Philips’ recent decision to step into the direct-to-consumer space for cash-paying customers for POCs is a “gateway drug” to other product categories.

Philips shakes up respiratory business

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07/13/2018

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care has overhauled its website www.COPDinfo.com to allow insurance customers to find local HME providers and cash customers to buy directly from the manufacturer.

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