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Report: Home oxygen users at risk for fire

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09/18/2019

LONDON – A patient dies every four days in fires involving home oxygen in the U.S., according to a new report from BPR Medical. During a 20-month period, 311 incidents resulting in 164 deaths were recorded.

CMS bulks up PA program

Agency also adds four codes to ‘Master List’
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04/19/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has added seven codes for complex rehab power mobility devices and five codes for support surfaces to the national prior authorization program, AAHomecare reports.
The agency will roll the PMD codes into the program within 90 days, or July 21 by the association’s estimates.

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.

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