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Month: January 2014

NEW OSHA Requirements For Oxygen Cylinder Labels

By Kristen Cifranic
January 29, 2014 Category: Regulatory Compliance, Training Education

Explanation of new OSHA requirements for medical oxygen drug product labels.

Make money despite competitive bidding

By Kristen Cifranic
January 22, 2014 Category: Business, Oxygen, Regulatory Compliance

Ways for DMEs and HMEs to provide excellent patient care and still make a profit during competitive bidding..

Applied Training FAQs

By Victoria Marquard-Schultz
January 15, 2014 Category: General

Applied Training Frequently Asked Questions for online classes, training workbooks and live seminars.

Applieds Live Regional Seminar FAQs

By Victoria Marquard-Schultz
January 13, 2014 Category: General

Frequently asked questions about Applied\'s Live Regional Seminars, including why they are needed, who should take them, what they cover and more!

Always use carriers, bags or carts when handling cylinders

By Kristen Cifranic
January 08, 2014 Category: Equipment, Oxygen Safety

Safe ways to handle medical oxygen cylinders with carts and bags to prevent cylinder damage and injury.

CPAP: Maximizing Patient Outcomes and Profits

By Kristen Cifranic
January 08, 2014 Category: Equipment

A compliant PAP patient is a happy PAP patient, and as many in the homecare industry know, reimbursement is heavily related to compliance. Two easy ways to help boost compliance rates are to ensure a proper mask fit, and replace masks, filters and tubes as often as possible. Ensuring a good fit The mask is everything. If a mask is uncomfortable, leaks or otherwise ill fitting, the patient will not use the CPAPmachine. Some tips for fitting are to ensure the machine is set to the prescribed flow during fitting, as the change in pressure can change fit. Furthermore, its wise to have the patient lie down and move in their common sleep positions. Youll be able to better anticipate any issues or problems. Masks should be snug enough to prevent leaks, but not so snug as to leave marks on the patients face. Replace Equipment Often If providers replace the masks and tubing as often as is allowed by reimbursement schedules, not only can providers earn more yearly revenue than from the

Why should I transfill? It will increase your profits

By Kristen Cifranic
January 02, 2014 Category: Oxygen, Business

When looking for ways to cut costs one of the easiest ways is to fill your own oxygen cylinders. Then when you realize that there are many other advantages to refilling your own oxygen cylinders it becomes a project that no DME should ignore.

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