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The National Respiratory Network was created by The MED Group in 2001 in response to a need for respiratory companies to collaborate on issues, concerns, strategies and tactics. Industry trends support a growth in respiratory services, so The MED Group and MED-contracted vendors have responded by offering special benefits and services to strengthen the respiratory provider. The following is an outline of the benefits and services available to Network members.  

Purchasing Contracts

As a member of the National Respiratory Network, you have access to MED contract pricing on respiratory-related equipment and supplies, as well as many other vendor contract benefits exclusive to Network members. 

Some examples are: 

· Fisher & Paykel – F&P is a strong supporter of MED’s National Respiratory Network. Network Members receive a tier pricing advantage. As an added benefit, Network Members qualify for Tier 2 pricing on Braebon products. All F&P products are eligible for MED Rewards.  

· Masimo – National Respiratory Network Members receive an additional level of pricing, an additional year of warranty, an opportunity for on-site training, special trade-in programs and ProFox downloads. 

Designed with the respiratory provider in mind, this members-only website is a valuable resource for you and your staff. The contents include:

  • Article Abstracts
  • Reimbursement Information that can be used to open dialogue with key referral sources
  • Publications:  Pharmacy Directory, Policies and Procedures
  • Member Discussion Area
  • Recorded Webinars
  • Complete package of COPD pathway training tools and documents

Tab to easily access members of the Traveling Oxygen Program by state or company name. Access to this website and the current industry information presented is part of your National Respiratory Network membership and is available at no additional cost.

Annual National Seminar

Historically attended by the “best of the best” providers of home respiratory care. Top industry representatives present current, relevant issues at our annual national seminar. In addition to learning from industry experts, the national seminar represents a great networking opportunity for peer interaction. Network members receive a discounted registration fee. Previous seminar
topics include:

  • Embracing a Business Practice for Oxygen Delivery
  • Doctors are from Jpiter and...Well, We really Don't Care where You're From; Bridging the Gap between HME Providers and Physicians.
  • Death, Taxes and Sleep:  Innovative Ways to Expand into the Sleep Market While Remaining Within Legal Parameters
  • Effects of SDB on the Heart, a view from the Inside.


Network members are invited to attend regularly schedules webinars at no charge.  Carefully chosen topics give you premium training and discussion opportunities.  Recent topics include:

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines:  Updates and the Impact of AARC, CMS and Accrediting Bodies or.."The Rules Giveth and the Rules Taketh Away"
  • Tapping Into Efficiencies for Enhancing Your Respiratory Operations
  • 36 Months and Beyond - How to survive a monthly series presented for 5 months.
  • Big Bugs of Homecare-MRSA, C-DIFF TB, and HME Accreditation.

Newsletter for Referral Sources, with Physicians in Mind

Network Members receive MED’s newsletter, Respiratory Review, via CD. This is a valuable, effective marketing piece that includes two versions of the newsletter. A “reader friendly” version that’s easily readable on you desktop PC or laptop along with a “print ready” version that can be produced at your local print shop and distributed to your referral sources. It includes your logo and contains timely, educational editorial and product information. Along with the Respiratory Review, you’ll receive additional Network driven content such as webinars, coding cues, trouble shooting documents and updates on current issues. An example of the type of article included in a recent issue is: Enhancing outcomes for your SDB pts by improvement in E/M coding.

Networking Opportunities

One of the greatest strengths of the National Respiratory Network is the opportunity to interact and share information with some of the best and most sophisticated providers in home respiratory care. These opportunities allow for an exchange of ideas and suggestions on clinically appropriate and cost-effective business practices.

Network membership also provides the potential to effectively communicate with key respiratory product managers from MED’s contracted vendors.

Executive Decision Maker Retreats

Select network members who demonstrate commitment to MED Contract Suppliers based on growth in purchasing volume are invited to spend 2 days networking with peers. Members who have joined in this event have proclaimed it was the best program they have ever participated in!

Task Force Participation

Members are invited to participate in National Task Force groups, where programs such as traveling oxygen, programs, relocation programs and PAP replenishment programs are developed.

Focus Group Participation

The MED Group partners with our respiratory vendors to develop protocols and programs that offer National Respiratory Network members an opportunity to participate in new product trials. Vendor-sponsored focus groups provide additional opportunities to Network Members. The MED Group utilized a “Member Driven” process in the form of Contract Advisory Teams (CATs). Member representatives, with Key Decision Making capabilities, are selected to serve on these CATs based on various factors, one of which is that they must be a Network Member. CAT meetings provide an excellent forum for Member networking among peers and in assisting in the building of a stronger product portfolio.

Industry Representation

AAHC Councils and Committees, Liaison to AARC, NAMDRC, ACCP, and special projects as needed.

Network E-mail

Receive the latest industry legislative and regulatory information as well as product and service
updates via e-mail and our network website.

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