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Archive for August, 2011

Handi Medical Supply Clinicians are Experts in Home Oxygen Delivery

Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 09:08 AM  posted by jbuytaert

 Physician Groups Release New COPD Guidelines

PHILADELPHIA — August 1, 2011 — The American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS), and European Respiratory Society (ERS) today released a joint clinical practice guideline on diagnosing and treating stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Annals of Internal Medicine, the flagship journal of the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP convened the 4 organizations, which represent more than 170,000 physicians from around the world, to develop the joint guideline. Read more

Home Medical Equipment Industry Getting Ready for Competitive Bidding

Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 02:08 PM  posted by jbuytaert

 AAHomecare, GAO Discuss Bidding Problems
Association brings laundry list of issues associated with the bid program.

 By David KopfAug 19, 2011

Representatives from the American Association for Homecare met yesterday with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to discuss problems associated with the competitive bidding program for HME.

 As mandated by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (and modified by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008), federal law requires GAO to conduct a study of the bidding program and issue a report, the association noted.

 AAHomecare brought a number of agenda items it wanted to address at the GAO meeting including: Read more


Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 11:08 AM  posted by jbuytaert

According to industry experts the number one reason for re-admission to a hospital is a quick discharge. The third highest reason for re-admission to a hospital is a diagnosis of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Handi Medical Supply has always had an aggressive follow up program for new oxygen customers. We have rolled-out an even more intensive program of working with the customer to assure their success in staying out of the hospital.

Want more information on how we can help customers who use supplemental oxygen stay home, keep well, and have peace of mind with their oxygen delivery systems? Call 651-644-9770 or 800-514-9979 and ask for Sue, Matt, Nick or Laurie.

Having Trouble Sleeping? Alcohol hurts restorative sleep.

Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 01:08 PM  posted by jbuytaert

CBC Sports Posted: Aug 16, 2011 10:58 AM ET

 Drinking alcohol before going to bed may help for falling asleep but it could interfere with staying asleep, researchers have found.

 The Japanese study assigned 10 healthy men with an average age of about 22 to drink three different alcohol beverages over three weeks:

 0 grams as a control.
0.5 gram as a low dose of alcohol.
One gram of pure ethanol per kilogram of body weight as a high dose.
The men had the drinks about 100 minutes before going to bed.

 On the day of the experiment, investigators hooked up the participants to an electrocardiogram for 24 hours to record their heart rate variability. Read more

Update: light rail construction around Handi Medical Supply

Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 09:08 AM  posted by jbuytaert

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Due to light rail construction where road is blocked by boom lifts and other machinery , several roads leading to Handi Medical Supply will be closed as follows:

  • The ramp from eastbound I-94 to Hwy 280, is currently closed and will reopen August 24th.
  • Raymond Avenue access to University Avenue will be closed on the north side of the intersection for utility work and until  Thursday, Aug. 25th.
  • Berry Street will be closed for four weeks starting Tuesday, Aug. 23rd to complete intersection work.  Berry will reopen September 13th.  Watch for detour signs.
  • Highway 280 on ramp from Cromwell Avenue north of University is closed; use on ramp north of Territorial.

Directions to Handi Medical Supply during this construction: Read more