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Month: February 2015

Make Money In The DME Market

By Kristen Cifranic
February 27, 2015 Category: Business, Oxygen, Regulatory Compliance

Use Applieds NEW non-delivery model by vastly reducing the number of cylinder deliveries reducing your cost by 50% or more. Everyone knows that the DME market has become more challenging over the last several years with reimbursement reductions, competitive bidding being implemented, increased audits and regulations by regulatory agencies, along with other factors such as nationwide recession. These factors have made it more difficult to remain profitable for many DME companies. The following are some suggestions that can help you save money. 1. Consider refilling your own oxygen cylinders. By investing in a transfilling system you can then purchase oxygen in bulk from a supplier rather than having the supplier fill all your individual cylinders. This can usually provide you with at least a 50% cost savings and often can be as much as a 100% reduction in your cost of oxygen. You also wont need as many cylinders as part of your inventory. There are many transaction cost savings that

The importance of purchasing quality regulators from suppliers

By Kristen Cifranic
February 20, 2015 Category: Oxygen Safety

Applied is one of the leading medical oxygen regulator suppliers in the home healthcare industry and here are some important questions you should consider before purchasing a medical regulator. Why is it important that I sell quality regulators? A quality regulator delivers the proper prescription of oxygen specified by the healthcare professional, which benefits providers and ultimately patients. Some medical regulator suppliers, like Applied, engineer and do final testing of regulators in the U.S. to ensure regulator quality and dependability. Remember, price is not as important as quality. The price difference between a quality regulator and a poor quality regulator is usually only $1 or $2, but poor quality regulators have hidden costs. Besides not delivering the correct prescribed dosage, poor quality regulators can leak at a patients home and cause additional costs because of pick up and replacement from the patient. Poor quality regulators can even be hazardous from leaks, failure

A Quick Guide To Warehouse Signage

By Kristen Cifranic
February 13, 2015 Category: Regulatory Compliance, Equipment

It is crucial that medical oxygen be stored properly and identified through proper signage. Medical oxygen is considered a prescription drug by the FDA and a hazardous material by the DOT. All companies that distribute oxygen must have signage to identify the various locations where oxygen is stored. The signage should be legible and the main focal point of the sign. If appropriate, you may wish to use other languages besides English, if youre in an area that is multilingual.

Cylinder Valve Connections

By Kristen Cifranic
February 02, 2015 Category: Equipment

Cylinder Valve Questions? Applieds Got Answers! Medical Oxygen cylinders are equipped with either CGA-870 or CGA-540 valves. Each gas and each different type of gas service has a unique connectionassigned to it by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). This connectionsystem is designed to help reduce mix-ups involving compressed gases. We willexplain the differences between the types of valves. Post Valve Connections: Require a tool of some sort to open the valve. These connections are designed with a pin indexing system. The valve has holesdrilled into it which allow pins installed on equipment designed for that specifictype of service to fall into the holes when the equipment is mated together. Foroxygen service this is a CGA-870 connection. This connection has two holesdrilled below the valve opening which allows the corresponding pins on a pieceof connection equipment to fall directly into the holes. If the equipment doesntmate properly, it wasnt designed for oxygen service. CGA

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