CPAP resupply: Questions you need to ask before you outsource

There are many reasons why a supplier of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines and other durable medical equipment (DME) would want to outsource part or all of their operations to a DME resupply company. Maybe their business is growing and they’re finding it difficult to keep up with the increasing demand.

The benefits of outsourcing DME billing services

As any durable medical equipment (DME) provider will attest, securing reimbursements from Medicare and private insurance firms is one of the biggest challenges of running a DME business. It’s time- and labor-intensive, and for all their effort, DME providers don’t always get full reimbursements.

How DME and HME providers can step up during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic caught many businesses unawares, but none were harder hit than those in the healthcare industry. For months now, healthcare organizations in Oklahoma and across the globe have struggled to care for the growing number of COVID-19 patients, as well as individuals without the deadly disease, yet still need medical help.

Elements of a strategic CPAP resupply program

The work of a durable medical equipment (DME) provider is never done. There’s always something that needs your attention in your quest to deliver continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines and supplies on time and without a hitch. As busy as you are, it’s inevitable for some things to fall through the cracks from time to time.

Long-term CPAP adherence and other benefits of an automated resupply program

There are several treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), including nasal sprays, surgery, and lifestyle changes. But continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines have long been considered the most effective treatment for OSA. Aside from alleviating the symptoms of OSA, long-term and continuous use of a CPAP machine brings a host of other health benefits, including a lowered risk for chronic disease and improved mental acuity.

How DMEs offer more value to healthcare providers

Durable medical equipment (DME) providers operate in a highly competitive industry. With so many DMEs offering basically the same types, brands, and models of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines and other medical equipment, standing out and making a mark can be a challenge.

What is CPAP resupply, and what are its benefits?

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are the gold standard in treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But in order for CPAP therapy to be effective, CPAP machines require regular maintenance and replacement.

Traditionally, replacing CPAP equipment and accessories was the sole responsibility of durable medical equipment (DME) providers.

The health benefits of using a CPAP machine

In a previous post, we talked about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and how using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine can reduce the symptoms and risks of this serious health condition. If you have OSA, the soft tissues of your throat collapse and block your airway while you sleep, causing breathing to stop and start repeatedly.