Product & Technology

Product Launch Fall 2021

A collection of compelling new HME products and services that'll help your business hit new HEIGHTS with patients and referral partners

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Every fall, product vendors and service providers gear up to unveil their latest offerings to the HME industry, and HME Business tries to get the details on as many of these new products and services and upgrades as we can fit in on our pages.

As part of that effort, we’re continuing with a new print and online editorial service we launched a year ago. We call Product Launch, a mix of online and print product coverage on the new offerings available in fall.

Online, we’re publishing two special Product Launch Showcase editions of our e-Source enewsletter on Oct. 12 and 26. Also, we’re hosting a special Product Launch edition of our DemoCast series on Oct. 13. The DemoCast let you watch online video demos and listen in as we ask vendors Q&A questions. You can sign up for that FREE online event at hmebusiness.com/webinars and subscribe to e-Source on our website as well. Lastly, make sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter so that you can stay on top of the Product Launch social media buzz.

For our print coverage, in this story, you’ll find information on more than 35 new products and services. In addition to details on the new offerings, we’ve included company contact details so that you can find out more, and if the company is going to be at Medtrade East (Oct. 18-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta), we’ve included their booth number so that you can see them in person if you are attending.

Now, let’s take a look at what’s the industry’s vendors are offering in this fall’s Product Launch:

A telehealth solution that supports comprehensive oxygen care

myCAIREDesigned to help oxygen providers “upgrade” their “O2 operating system” and streamline their operations, CAIRE’s new myCAIRE telehealth solution supports comprehensive oxygen care. With an eye on increased efficiency and improved care, myCAIRE connects to CAIRE’s leading portable and stationary concentrators via patients’ smart device and simplifies remote data collection through a secure, cloud-based technology in real-time from the desktop. Available on Android, iOS and Surface platforms, myCAIRE provides improved fleet management with device notifications and GPS location; and the ability to view key data such as oxygen usage. It is available on the portable FreeStyle Comfort and Eclipse 5, and the stationary Companion 5.

CAIRE Inc.
(800) 482-2473
www.caireinc.com/product/
mycaire-provider
Medtrade booth no. 739


Automated resupply that helps identify opportunities

BrightreeBrightree ReSupply offers a scalable, comprehensive solution designed to help HME providers automate the process of supplying patients with therapy refills or replacements. The solution helps identify resupply opportunities, conduct patient outreach, retrieve necessary documentation, fulfill orders and capture data-driven insights for improved performance. The multi-channel model includes a patient portal, mobile apps, digital reminders and automated phone call solutions to make the process more personalized, transparent and engaging for patients. The additional SNAP platform, which makes complex resupply decisions using artificial intelligence, further reduces employee touches per order while increasing accuracy.

Brightree
(888) 598-7797
www.brightree.com
Medtrade booth no. 806


Immunization certification program includes COVID-19

Immunization CertificationThe Compliance Team’s Immunization Certification program covers adult and pediatric immunizations as well as COVID-19 vaccinations. The program verifies and validates your facility’s immunization program for quality, safety, and efficiency. It enables you, the network administrator, or the provider within the network, to meet CDC requirements as well as to build trust in the safety and quality of your vaccine administration. Program standards include, but are not limited to vaccine storage, infection control, sharps handling, adverse effects, and patient history and follow-up. This Certification is a stand-alone program and is valid for two years.

The Compliance Team Inc.
(215) 654-9110
www.thecomplianceteam.org
Medtrade booth no. 1331


A walking aid that lets users stay erect, stable and safe

The upright design of the Protekt Pilot Upright Walker allows improved posture mitigating pain in the lower back, hands, and wrists, enabling users to walk longer distances with less stress, leading to a more mobile and active lifestyle. Features include adjustable height armrests, lockable handbrakes, comfortable seat with backrest support, stand assist handles, 8 in. front wheels with 360 degree swivel for easy maneuvering. The Protekt Pilot has a 300 lbs. weight capacity and comes with beverage holder, safety LED light, personal item bag and cane holder, plus a one-year warranty.

Proactive Medical Products
(855) 237-7622
www.proactivemedical.com


A complete, fully integrated practice management solution

Universal Software SolutionsUniversal Software Solutions’ Healthcare Data Management System (HDMS) offers a complete, fully integrated practice management solution with complete operational software for post-acute healthcare, specialty pharmacy and home infusion providers. USS also offers StowPoint, a modern content management solution. StowPoint can capture and house all of a provider’s scanned hardcopy documentation, as well as many other formats to create virtual customer files. The company developed its solutions with an eye on helping its clients run successful operations in the healthcare industry.

Universal Software Solutions
(810) 653-5000
www.universalss.com
Medtrade booth no. 747


Device offers simple, safe, convenient and effective knee rehab

KneewellKnee arthroscopic surgery often leaves patients with knee contractures that are very stubborn to resolve, but stretching the soft tissues has proven effective in retaining therapeutic gains. Using the Kneewell lets the patient self-administer extension therapy at home or work. An FDA Class 1 device, Kneewell may be billed to Medicare under code E1811 as a static progressive stretch knee device used for extension.

Kneewell LLC
(800) 736-8367
www.kneewell.com


Special distinctions for DMEPOSaccredited provider

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has developed two specialized distinctions for DMEPOS-accredited organizations. The Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management, a recognition that allows providers to demonstrate expertise in managing respiratory conditions, and the Distinction in Custom Mobility, a designation that recognizes top providers of custom mobility products, will further help providers demonstrate their commitment to patients’ quality of life. Each of these distinctions is available to providers accredited under the ACHC DMEPOS program.

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)
(855) 937-2242
www.achc.org
Medtrade booth no. 853


Nasal mask offers world’s first CapFit headgear

EvoraF&P Evora is a compact nasal mask for the delivery of PAP therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea. It features the world’s first CapFit headgear. With Dynamic Support Technology the stability wings work in synergy with the floating seal to allow freedom of movement while keeping the Evora comfortably in place. The minimal floating seal wraps around the nose to ensure a flexible and comfortable fit.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
(800) 792-3912
www.fphcare.com/evoranasal
Medtrade booth no. 701


Single platform for patient mobility evaluations and seamless referrals

ATLAS Clinical Evals SoftwareATLAS Clinical Eval Software (ACES) increases E2D, revenue cycle, and annual revenues to the ATP and provider. With ATLAS Clinical Eval Software (ACES), the ATP can prepare the integrated patient mobility and home evaluations within the software and refer it seamlessly to the therapist’s ACES secured portal. The Therapist can use ACES for clinical mobility evaluations that allows a mobility evaluation to be conducted in person or remotely at the patient’s home. ACES manages the therapist’s report and other necessary documentation that supports the patient mobility equipment to insure it is complete and accurate.

ATLAS Clinical Evals Software (ACES)
(725) 209-3053
www.acesevals.com


OTC pharmaceutical aims to address top issue facing people: pain

AK4Crosstown Concepts Corp.’s premier product line, AK47, is designed to meet the requirements of the FDA, and gain approved registration. To do this, AK47 Products are produced in a registered FDA facility under strict guidelines regarding quality control as well as pharmaceutical laboratory environment (GMP). Crosstown Concepts Corp., submitted their samples of AK47 for registration with the FDA, which approved its registration. Crosstown Concepts Corp., was assigned NDC numbers (national drug code) for the AK47 products and are classified as an OTC pharmaceutical containing CBD. AK47 packaging is in vivid colors, presented in informative Point of Purchase displays, and barcoded with lot and batch numbers stamped into every product box.

Crosstown Concepts Corp.
(609) 709-5483
crosstownconcepts.com


New program helps patients with defective PAP devices

Quality BiomedicalMany HMEs lose time and money managing their patients’ defective CPAPs. Quality Biomedical‘s new Patient Direct program gives HME companies a unique URL that they e-mail to the patient who then completes the online form and works directly with Quality Biomedical. The service is designed to care for patients easily and quickly. Turnaround time is usually one week or less. Quality Biomedical services both ResMed and Respironics CPAPs and BiPAPs, as well as warranty units for ResMed. An MSRP invoice is provided for insurance reimbursement.

Quality Biomedical
(727) 547-6000
qualitybiomedical.com


One of the smallest and lightest oxygen conservers on the market

ConservOxFor providers having trouble obtaining cylinders, OxyGo’s new oxygen conserving regulator, ConservOx, can help make your oxygen last longer. Combining small size and light weight, the oxygen conserver also offers proven reliability. Providers can reduce their cylinder deliveries and operating costs with this single control and ergonomically designed T-handle/hand tight nut, making ConservOx easy-to-use for anyone.

OxyGo
(888) 327-0731
www.applied-inc.com


Virtual site surveys help ensure DMEPOS accreditation renewal

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC)BOC Virtual Site Surveys leverage technology to enable facility owners to comply with CMS requirements when an in-person visit is not possible. Virtual Site Surveys take place in real-time, replicating standard procedures. An independent surveyor coordinates an online ‘meeting’ to conduct a virtual tour of the facility. If BOC awards accreditation, an in-person site visit will take place as soon as possible. BOC virtual surveys also are eligible for BOC’s expedited service, which guarantees an appointment with a surveyor within 10 business days.

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC)
(877) 776-2200
www.bocusa.org/accreditation/apply/
Medtrade booth no. 1135


Comfortable, value-oriented humidification circuit opens up access

Passive Heated Breathing CircuitSunset Healthcare Solutions’ new Passive Heated Breathing Circuit aims to deliver the kind of value that makes treatment more accessible for patients. The circuit is specifically designed for use with the Fisher & Paykel MR850 humidifier for ventilators. It delivers comfortable humidification to adult patients in hospital or homecare environments and is intended for single use only. The circuit includes the heating wire cable, and chamber and airway probe ports. The Passive Heated Breathing Circuit is one of the newest additions to Sunset’s active, passive, heated, and non-heated vent circuits and accessory line.

Sunset Healthcare Solutions
(877) 578-6738
www.sunsethcs.com
Medtrade booth no. 605


Phototherapy blanket prioritizes affordability and portability

BiliTouch Phototherapy BlanketIntended for use in the treatment of infants diagnosed with hyperbilirubinemia, commonly known as neonatal jaundice, the BiliTouch Phototherapy Blanket is ultraportable, lightweight and battery powered, ideal for use both in a hospital setting and at home. An LED light source eliminates the need for fiber optic cables, which eases positioning, reduces maintenance and offers a longer lifespan. In terms of cost, where typical phototherapy blankets cost upwards of $5,000 per unit, wholesale pricing for the BiliTouch begins at $2,999.

Motif Medical
(844) 272-8390
motifmedical.com
Medtrade booth no. 600


New nasal high-flow therapy solution enhances threapy

softFlowMasimo’s new softFlow provides warmed and humidified respiratory gases at high flow rates through a soft nasal cannula to spontaneously breathing patients suffering from respiratory distress and other pulmonary conditions. Equipped with an advanced integrated flow generator that delivers consistent flow during inspiration and expiration, softFlow is designed to enhance therapy benefits while eliminating the need to connect to an external source of compressed air.

Masimo
(949) 297-7000
masimo.com/softflow


Join the association making strides for the HME industry

American Association of HomecareThe American Association for Homecare is the only national association that represents every segment of the HME community. Working hand-in-hand with its members to engage state and federal policymakers, CMS, and commercial payers, AAHomecare has made tremendous strides for our industry. AAHomecare is advancing strategic federal policy initiatives and spearheading payer relations activities in partnership with state associations. With industry support, AAHomecare has helped put $2.2 billion back in suppliers’ pockets over the past two years. Get involved by becoming a member and encourage others to do the same!

American Association for Homecare
(202) 372-0107
aahomecare.org
Medtrade booth no. 915


CRT patient evaluation services via HIPAA-compliant audio/video

TeleHealth Clinical EvalsTeleHealth Clinical Evals is a partner for complex power and manual mobility equipment patient evaluations. Its team of licensed physicians and therapists provide face to face, PT/OT clinical mobility evaluations via HIPAA compliant audio/video conferencing. All Telehealth Evaluations are payer compliant, convenient, and efficient for patients in the home or a facility. All evaluations come with the attestation of no financial relationship with the provider. There is no cost to the provider for evaluations.

TeleHealth Clinical Evals
(725) 209-3053
www.telehealthevals.com


Bed rail attaches to any adjustable or articulating bed

EZ Click LTC Bed HandleStander’s new EZ Click LTC Bed Handle is the first institutional bed rail to attach to any adjustable or articulating bed and overcome all seven FDA entrapment zones. Most bed rails create gaps and areas of entrapment when the bed is articulated, but the patented EZ Click LTC Bed Handle is uniquely designed to eliminate those problem areas. Providing assistance in and out of the bed, the EZ Click LTC Bed Handle can support up to 500 lbs.

Stander
(800) 506-9901
stander.com
Medtrade booth no. 1325


No leaks. No Straps. Just a great night sleep

NozeSealNozeSeal LLC’s NozeSeal adhesive strip is an accessory that secures and seals a positive airway pressure (PAP) nasal pillow to a patient’s nose. This inexpensive new product helps prevent air leaks, headgear discomfort, facial skin irritation, and hair damage to deliver a great night’s sleep for those suffering from sleep apnea. Benefits include improved PAP comfort and efficacy and fits any commercially available nasal pillow.

NozeSeal LLC
(844) 497-5337
www.nozeseal.com
Medtrade booth no. 855


Inventory management services designed to cut providers’ costs

McKessonMcKesson Biomedical Solutions, an offering of McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., is a solution to HME providers’ equipment needs, offering rental of infusion, enteral and respiratory devices while providing high-quality services, including preventative maintenance, biomedical equipment repairs, asset management programs and equipment tracking with our McKesson OneTrack technology. Outsourcing these needs helps you reduce capital expenditure, maximize equipment utilization, and stay compliant with equipment repair and service needs, allowing you more time to focus on your business and patient needs.

McKesson
(833) 324-6633
mms.mckesson.com
Medtrade booth no. 907


Management platform adds new features

CurasevCurasev is a cloud-based management platform to help HME providers streamline their business and better serve their patients. Recently, Curasev partnered with CardConnect to allow for merchant integration and automatic credit card processing and billing. It has also added ERA auto-posting which will let users auto-post payments rather than manually posting them. A companion mobile delivery routing solution app Curapro helps delivery drivers view and change their routes as well as automatically send SMS notifications to patients to allow for smoother delivery processing.

Curasev
(609) 608-9396
curasev.com
Medtrade booth no. 538


New chair developed with the customer experience in mind

AVIVA Storm RXThe Invacare AVIVA Storm RX rear-wheel drive power wheelchair brings new features to enhance the user, provider and clinician experience. It is targeted for users who travel outdoors but also need maneuverability for indoors. Intuitive to drive the chair offers an easy transition for people that move from a manual to power wheelchair. The compact base design offers better maneuverability and SureGrip suspension system helps increase traction going over obstacles. Front caster bushings decrease vibrations the user sees and thus helps reduce fatigue, and the front casters are moved outward to allow use of a center mount front rigging to help improve the comfort of the user.

Invacare Corp.
(800) 333-6900
rehab.invacare.com


Upright walker helps users with neurological and movement disorders

UPWalker NeuroThe UPWalker Neuro follows from the original UPWalker but adds functions and benefits for neurological and movement disorder patients. The UPWalker Neuro features armrest angle adjustments for hemipelagic and other patients with lmited arm movement or muscle tone (angle can be set anywhere between straight ahead and perpendicular across the body). A backup prevention mechanism on both rear wheels reduces the risk of retropulsion and a speed control resistance brake manages the pace with which the UPWalker rolls. Other features include an armrest bridge that provides enhanced stability for impaired patients, and a rechargeable motion-activated safety light that illuminates the user’s path.

LifeWalker Mobility Products
(877) 488-0822
upwalker.com


Go-Go Endurance Li brings lithium-ion to Pride’s travel mobility range

Go-Go Endurance LiThe new Go-Go Endurance Li incorporates a standard, airline-approved 8Ah battery pack, and offers a 16Ah MAXX lithium battery option to enjoy longer range per charge. Compared to sealed lead acid, lithium-ion is 60 percent lighter, offers a 31 percent longer range and maintains speed throughout the discharge cycle, and 140 percent faster charging. It also can be topped off and short charged without impacting the useful life of the battery and comes with a two-year warranty The Endurance Li comes with two standard compact, foldable seat options: 17 in. x 17 in. and 20 in. x18 in.

Pride Mobility Products
(800) 800-8586
pridemobility.com
Medtrade booth no. 1007


Sleep solution offers an alternative to the standard mask

DreamPortThe DreamPort one-size-fits-all, with zero headgear isn’t a traditional mask. Rather, the interface is held on the patient’s face with gentle, hypoallergenic tape that seals the DreamPorts securely at the base of the nostril. This means only the stream of air from the machine enters the nostril. The devices are clinically proven not to leak, eliminate mask lines, dry eye, hair matting, and decrease claustrophobia and headgear complaints. The disposable DreamPorts use hypoallergenic surgical grade adhesive, are compatible with all CPAP machines, covered by all major insurance, and made in the United States.

Bleep LLC
(919) 619-7170
bleepsleep.com
Medtrade booth no. 1230


Bath and shower balance assist bar offers onestep safety

Safe-er-Grip All White 12 inch Suction Cup Balance Assist BarThe Safe-er-Grip All White 12” Suction Cup Balance Assist Bar provides instant attachment consists of a onestep approach with an easy locking mechanism. The suction cup design works on any non-porous, flat surface, including tile, glass, acrylic and metal, allowing users to place the grab bar where they need it most. No tools are required, and all bars include a non-slip grip handle and extra thick suction cups for durability.

MHI Safe-er-Grip
(800) 371-3509
www.safe-er-grip.com


Manual tilt wheelchair lets users readjust their posture throughout the day

Everest & Jennings PureTiltThe Everest & Jennings PureTilt has a user-or-caregiver-adjustable tilt control to facilitate easy posture adjustment throughout the day, vital for comfort and pressure relief. PureTilt standard features include an ergonomic, contoured, adjustable-height back; ergonomic rear handles; nonremovable padded, hinged arms that swing up and back to facilitate transfer; a nonremovable angle-adjustable, length-adjustable padded hydraulic leg rest with retractable footplate; padded heightadjustable headrest; 6 in. front swivel casters; 22 in. rear wheels; wheel locks; and rear anti-tippers. The back tilts forward for convenient storage and transport. Maximum weight capacity is 300 lb, evenly distributed.

GF Health Products Inc.
(770) 368-4700
www.grahamfield.com
Medtrade booth no. 519


A support surface mattress with something for everyone

Apex Pro-care OptimaApex’s Pro-care Optima combines pressure ulcer prevention capabilities with enhanced caregiver efficiency. The dynamic pressure redistribution alternating air mattress comes with a pump that inflates the whole mattress in less than 15 minutes, an auto-sensing feature, which automatically initiates the pressure settings with its One-Touch Set-up and provides the ideal pressure for the patient’s weight distribution. The mattress is equipped with patient-centric attributes such as multi-zone air pressure redistribution, heal relief, micro air loss, and micro-climate management to improve perfusion in at-risk or damaged soft tissues.

Apex Medical Corp.
(714) 671-3818
www.apexmedicalcorp.com/us/index.html


Disposable oximeter designed for overnight home testing

EzOxEzOx is a single-patient, multi0use disposable oximeter shipped directly to the patient’s home for overnight oximetry testing. This device has the ability to conduct up to 100 hours of recording that may be utilized to conduct repeat testing as necessary. Connects via Bluetooth to app, which sends the results to VirtuOx for IDTF certified oximetry reports needed for oxygen qualification.

Virtuox/Healthcare Logiix
(256) 298-8779
ezoximetry.com/dem/#
Medtrade booth no. 1330


Tab-style briefs offer reliable, trustworthy protection

Tranquility Essential Breathable Briefs HeavyThe new Tranquility Essential Breathable Briefs – Heavy offer reliable protection that incontinence customers will trust. Available in sizes XS to 2XL, these clothlike, breathable, tab-style briefs offer the design and performance to meet the highest state Medicaid standards. Features include Kufguards and leg elastics that secure leaks and stool, superabsorbent core that locks away urine odor and breathable sides that support an ideal microclimate to neutralize pH and keep skin dry. Providers can request a free sample tray to let their customers try out Tranquility Essential Breathable Briefs before they buy.

Tranquility
(800) 467-3224
tranquilityproducts.com/medtrade2021
Medtrade booth no. 1133


Wheelchair Pressure Mapping System ensures an optimal seating surface

TactilusTactilus by Blue Chip is the perfect solution to create the optimal therapeutic seating surface. Blue Chip’s seat sensor is a matrix-based tactile surface sensor. One thousand twenty-four (1024) sensing points cover the entire surface area of our sensor “skin,” allowing for discrete spot pressure analysis at any point in the contact region. This provides the accurate patient data required to create the optimal seating surface for maximum comfort, proper positioning, and pressure redistribution.

Blue Chip Medical Products Inc.
(800) 795-6115
www.bluechipmedical.com


Mask ideal for home and healthcare CPAP/Bi-level use

Hans Rudolph 7600 V2 MaskThe Hans Rudolph 7600 V2 Mask series are reusable, multi-patient full face masks that incorporate five sizes to fit a wide range of patients. The under-the-chin fit, new sealing flange, and anatomically contoured design helps ensure the best possible leak-free fit. Those features combined with the high quality, soft silicone and steam autoclavable and dishwasher safe materials make the mask ideal for home and healthcare CPAP/Bi-level use. Non-vented and anti-aasphyxia valve-only swivels are available upon request.

Hans Rudolph Inc.
(800) 456-6695
www.rudolphkc.com


A full CRT power chair charge in 8 hours

MK Battery Charger Model M-D-EN0801The new MK Battery Charger Model M-D-EN0801 is an 8 amp charger and is the largest MK charger for CRT power chairs to ensure a full charge after eight hours. MK Battery also offers a rnage chargers to meet each customer’s unique charging requirements. The MK battery chargers will charge all lead battery types, GEL and AGM, and all MK chargers automatically shut off when batteries are fully charged.

MK Battery
(800) 372-9253
www.mkbattery.com
Medtrade booth no. 514


Analytics platform helps transform provider KPIs

ProchantProchant Analytics is a strategic business intelligence platform for HME and pharmacy revenue cycle management. The platform offers providers a full, holistic view into their most important metrics, including DSO, A/R aging, held revenue, and open orders. With full drill-down ability, historical views, and trend analyses, Prochant Analytics helps providers to transform their KPIs and focus on the solutions need to realize their financial growth.

Prochant
(888) 349-9015
www.prochant.com
Medtrade booth no. 732


Shower chair combines designer looks with safety

Serena Seat ProThe Serena Seat Pro combines luxury, comfort, beauty, and safety. For many users, the Serena Seat will become the centerpiece of their bathroom sanctuary upgrade. Using bamboo for the wood panels and an aluminum frame, the seat is a durable in-shower seating solution. With a range of frame finishes and bamboo panel stains, the Serena Seat Pro works with many bathroom designs and styles.

HealthCraft Products Inc.
(888) 619-9992
www.healthcraftproducts.com


Heavy-duty seating system offers 60° of tilt action

BOSS Equalizer HD TiltThe BOSS Equalizer HD Tilt is a 600 lb.- capacity, heavy-duty tilt seating system with 60° of tilt action when added to a comparable chair base. Seat dimensions include width to 32 in. & depth to 24 in. for optimum tissue allowance. Arms are height, length, angle and width adjustable. The sculptured back adjusts in angle, depth and back gap, allowing excessive tissue space to flow. Available options include power articulating ELRs, power articulating center column, swing always, and custom size foot plates.

PaceSaver
(800)-255-4147
www.pacesaver.com

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2021 issue of HME Business.

About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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