Author: Laura Frederick
Introducing OxyCare Total Advantage PLUS Patient Financing to Increase Cash Sales! A DME supplier can no longer survive while being dependent on Medicare for fee-for-service with competitive bidding, stringent documentation requirements, lower reimbursement, post-payment audits, tightening Medicare purse stringsMedicare fee-for-service should only be a component of the suppliers total income stream. There are 78 million baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964); they are retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day and are accustomed to paying for things out-of-pocket. The successful DME will be focused on selling upgrades and selling items for cash. To help providers in this changing market, and to allow patients access to the best POC in the market, OxyGo is proud to introduce OxyCare Total Advantage PLUS. OxyCare Total Advantage PLUS is a revolutionary patient financing program for the home healthcare market Patients can own their equipment with monthly payments, and Providers can
Did you know... That OxyGo now offers a high-quality line of Disposables which consists of Cannulas, Tubing and accessories at an affordable price without sacrificing patient comfort. Key Benefits... All tubing comes with kink resistant six channel lumen design and is latex and BPA free. Cannulas are available with Comfort Soft Plus tubing that helps maximize patient comfort. Click here to see more online and below to download the new OxyGo Disposables product sheet.
As a reminder, in March 2018, the Veterans Health Administration issued a Patient Safety Alert mandating the use of thermal shut-off devices (also known as firebreaks, fire stop valves or fire safety valves) in all of its home oxygen patients installations. The VHA will be incorporating new requirements into all DME contracts for home oxygen. KEY POINTS OF THE PATIENT SAFETY ALERT The VAs Patient Safety Alert requires that thermal fuses (firebreaks) are fitted to all home oxygen patients installationsunless there is a clinical reason for not doing so. The Patient Safety Alert applies to all patients, not just those deemed to be at high risk. Two thermal shut-off devices must be fitted on each patient installation. In other words, where a patient uses both stationary and portable oxygen, two thermal fuses must be fitted on the stationary oxygen source and two on the portable source. In the case of portable devices, the requirement only applies to those with a continuous flow. Following
All aboard for the Medtrade Spring 2018 show! It comes to the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center March 27-29. Its hte second largest trade show in the U.S. focused exclusively on the home medical equipment market. Emerald Expositions, the shows owner, touts Medtrade Spring 2018 as designed to give todays providers the highest quality educational, networking, and advocacy opportunities -- and the largest selection of HME products under one roof. While considerably smaller than the fall Medtrade show held in Atlanta every year, the spring event is noted for attracting a home healthcare crowd hungry for new products, especially in the retail sector. One provider I talked to says he always tries to come back home from the Las Vegas show with at least three new retail products to help him keep ahead of his competition. While booth sales have reportedly remained brisk for Medtrade 2018, there is one class of exhibitors that has not been asked back. York Schwab, Account Executive for
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2016 NEW EASY-TO-INSTALL OXYSAFE TWO DIRECTIONAL THERMAL FUSE AVAILABLE NOW TO HELP PREVENT OXYGEN FIRES CAUSED BY SMOKING OxySafe now offers a new installation step-saving bi-directional thermal fuse to help prevent oxygen fires caused by patients smoking while receiving oxygen therapy. It provides two directional protection against oxygen fires caused by patients smoking, using candles, stove-top ranges or other open flames while receiving oxygen therapy. Such fires are particularly prevalent in situations where oxygen therapy is provided in the home environment where there is limited patient supervision, though it may occur in environments like healthcare facilities and nursing homes too. OxySafe director of sales Jon Schultz noted that some studies have estimated 39% of COPD patients continue to smoke while on oxygen. He said that OxySafes new bi-directional thermal fuse saves time and effort in set-up. It really is a convenience for
Now its even easier to go non-delivery with the OxyGo POC!Take advantage of2.99 APR financing rates, available now! Option 1: 2.99 APR for 36 Months Orders of 5+ OxyGo units, 36 Months at 2.99 APR Requirements: One month security due at signing Subject to creditapproval Certain pricing may not qualify for financing programs Minimum of 5 or more units to qualify Option 2: 3 Months Deferred, followed by 33 payments at 4.5 APR Requirements: One month security due at signing Subject to creditapproval Certain pricing may not qualify for financing programs Minimum of 5 or more units to qualify Hurry! Offer is valid until June 30, 2016. Take advantage of these specials and see how the non-delivery model can save your business time and money. Call us at 888-327-0731 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pigtails used on your transfilling system, if maintained properly, can last for years. Everytime you fill, you should visually inspect your pigtails for damage. If there are kinks or weak points, such as from folding, the the pigtails could snap from the high pressure and become dangerous to you or others. Additionally, Applied recommends that your pigtails used with transfilling systems be tested annually to ensure that they are safe for use. You should also test them if you suspect there might be a problem with them. Perform the following inspections on pigtails. If the pigtail fails any inspection it should be removed from service and either repaired or replaced. Dont forget to wear proper safety equipment when testing high pressure equipment. *Visually inspect pigtails for corrosion, kinked areas, crimps, or any other external damage. * Spray the pigtail and its connection point with an oxygen compatible leak testing solution. The solution will form large bubbles if a leak