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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.

Starck: ‘Patients aren’t getting prescribed oxygen’

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08/09/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Home oxygen therapy has been hit especially hard by competitive bidding, so CMS’s plans to retool its program are encouraging, says Dan Starck, chairman of the Council for Quality Respiratory Care.

Oxygen management: Keep an eye on telehealth

Q. How will telehealth impact my business in 2018 and beyond?
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11/21/2017

A. Telehealth solutions were the talk of Medtrade and one of the major features highlighted by oxygen therapy manufacturers.

Survey: Home oxygen therapy inadequate, say patients

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05/25/2017

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.

Inogen rides POC wave

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03/01/2017

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen on Feb. 23 reported total revenue of $50.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, up 25.7% over the same period in 2015. Net income was $5.3 million, a 36.3% increase.

CMS details 2017 calculations for oxygen

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01/20/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has made available its 2017 calculations for oxygen generating portable equipment, stationary oxygen contents and portable oxygen contents.

CMS updates draft e-template for oxygen

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01/06/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS held a Special Open Door Forum on Jan. 5 to discuss the third draft of its electronic clinical template for home oxygen therapy.

CMS reviews second draft of e-templates for oxygen

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10/28/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS still needs to better clarify which data elements are required to qualify Medicare beneficiaries for home oxygen therapy, says AAHomecare’s Kim Brummett.

Role of RTs expanding in new 02 climate

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07/25/2016

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

Transfilling technology: Providers offer ground-level view

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about transfilling technology. Last week: Where’s the opportunity in transfilling technology?
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07/17/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – The technology has been around for more than a decade, but there are still wild swings in provider opinion on transfilling.

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