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Month: May 2015

FDA Registration Made Easy!

May 20, 2015 by Kristen Ci

It has been 6 years now since the FDA switched to electronic registration. Is it still a requirement to register every year? YES! In fact the FDA is still inspecting transfillers, and anecdotally we have seen an increase in inspections in our industry. It is very important that you make sure you are registered at the appropriate time. When you are getting ready to register or renew with the FDA, remember these tips: 1. Be sure to check your DUNs number. Your transfilling site address must match the address on file with DUN and Bradstreet. 2. If you are filling different cylinder sizes since the last time you registered, your drug listing should be updated. 3. If you are no longer filling at a specific location it is recommended that you remove the location from the FDA database. We can help! Click here for more information.

Posted in FDA registration, transfilling, filling oxygen

Six Ways to Serve Oxygen Patients Better and Increase Profits

May 20, 2015 by Kristen Cifranic

Most of us entered the home respiratory industry because we wanted to serve patients. However, if you want to serve patients and especially oxygen patients, you have to make a reasonable profit for your employer or yourself. Frankly, you are not going to be employed very long and/or be in business unless you can. Here are six (6) actions you can do to serve your patients better and make a reasonable profit at the same time: 1. Non-Delivery Business Models: Reduce or eliminate routine oxygen deliveries by providing patients with lightweight wearable portable oxygen concentrators (POC). The combination of a POC and a stationary oxygen concentrator (SOC) can eliminate one or more routine oxygen deliveries per month at an average cost of $50.00 each. Imagine what an extra $50 or $100 (2x at $50 each) per patient would do for your bottom line! 2. Expand Your Service Area: If you have fewer or no routine oxygen deliveries, you can expand your service area. This can mean more oxygen patients

Posted in Deliverybusinessmodel, Servicearea, Medicaloxygen, Oxygencylinders, POC, Oxygendeliveryarea

OxyGo

May 20, 2015 by Victoria Marquard

Keep Going. Quiet, wearable all day (and night!) oxygen for patients up to 1050 ml/min. Whether they are out on the town or home with familypatients can always have their oxygen with them. Restoring freedom and control of their day is a big part of what makes the OxyGo so special. Patients can power an OxyGo by plugging it into a wall outlet, DC outlet in their car, or for hours at a time with each rechargeable battery. Weighing in at less than 5 pounds, and with an extraordinary battery life of 9 hours, the OxyGo is completely wearable. OxyGo can be used around the clock, even while you sleep.View our clinical studies that indicate OxyGo can be used at night here. And now, due to our our confidence in the reliability and quality of our 5-setting OxyGo POC, we have extended our warranty from three years to five.* All the more reason to choose OxyGo for your POC needs. OxyGo Comparison Chart Lower Costs and Increase Sales Reduce delivery costs by up to 38% with our Smart Delivery

Posted in Oxygo

Business Minefields To Avoid

May 12, 2015 by Kristen Ci

Whether you are managing a large or small business or a department, here are a few business minefields to avoid. People are your most valuable asset Your talented and experienced people are your most valuable assets. Never delay or defer milestones which are important to employees such as their semi or annual review. Even if you have little or no budget for salary or wage review, still schedule and conduct the review on time every time. Employees want to know that you value them. Next, dont forget to praise them in public when they earned it, it makes them stronger and even better at what they are doing. If you have to give constructive criticism, always do it in private. Never, ever forget they are your most important resource. Remember business is a game of margins not volume Examples of rationalizing low margin business include accepting it for incremental business and / or to absorb overhead costs. These are both habit forming and hazardous practices. Your sales force can easily

Posted in business, budget, planning, profit

2015 Label Updates!

May 06, 2015 by Kristen Cifranic

The new OSHA compliant oxygen product labels must be updated and in use by June this year. The frequently asked questions below may help answer some of the question you have about the label changes. 1. Why do I need to update my oxygen labels? OSHA has adopted a set of standards known as GHS, or Globally Harmonized System of Classification of Labeling of Chemicals. GHS created a universal system of standardized pictograms and the hazards associated with each chemical. The new labels have updated warnings and use the pictograms prescribed by OSHA. 2. Who requires these updated labels? OSHA requires the oxygen products labels to conform to these GHS standards. 3. What do the new labels look like? The new labels will remain the same size and shape as our previous green colored labels, and our liquid labels. They will include the yellow Oxidizer symbol, as well as the Gas Cylinder: Gases Under Pressure pictogram. A size and content chart will be at the center right, and your custom contact

Posted in Oxygenlabels, Oxygencylinders, Oxygencompressedlabels, Labelupdate

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