Being Manager of Respiratory Therapy for the Cleveland Clinic was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. We were part of the Cleveland Clinic at Home division which also included Home Health Nursing, Home Health Hospice and Pharmacy.
I basically started from scratch on my first day. We had no forms, policies or procedures. I was initially given two 4’x8’ shelves in the warehouse because my administration thought that RT was just tubing and connectors. They thought differently after the first 24 hours. As our patient base grew quickly, so did the demand for portable oxygen.
We had many patients who traveled and needed oxygen to meet their needs. Back then we were limited as to what we could provide. Our first transportable concentrators weighed 19 lbs. and although they did a much nicer job than cylinders, they were still bulky to navigate and heavy for the patients to pick up. And many of our patients could not afford them because access to credit was so restrictive.
Flash forward to today and you can show almost all your patients an affordable path to purchasing POCs and other homecare products.
This is because at OxyGo®, we have added two new financing programs that I know will help you increase cash sales and overcome customer affordability issues: OxyCare Total Advantage™ and Care Credit Advantage. There are 78 million baby boomers retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day! These folks are not opposed to paying out of pocket for products and services.
I remember how many of my patients could have benefited from these new finance programs. Let me briefly tell you about them. Looking back now, I can’t help but think of all of the patients they would have helped to enjoy a better quality of life, had they been available.
With the new OxyCare Total Advantage program, patients can own their equipment with low monthly payments— and you get cash for the equipment sale quickly. Surveys show that thousands of POC cash purchases are lost due to lack of availability of patient payment plans. OxyCare Total Advantage projects that POC sales will increase by 20% for providers offering the program.
It’s a fixed term loan for patients purchasing from $1,000 to $10,000 of your store products. Patients can pay as little as $63 per month and the provider gets paid fast, often the next day. The program can be used to finance any home healthcare equipment (not just OxyGo POCs) at any participating provider.
There is NO COST to sign up for OxyCare Total Advantage. All you have to do is complete the application, call us at 855-410-4493 to register, and we will send you patient applications, contracts and an OxyCare Total Advantage start-up kit.
Along with the OxyCare Total Advantage program, we are proud to offer the Care Credit credit card.
This card helps your patients be prepared for unexpected healthcare needs that can pop up any day. The card is well established in the healthcare community, with 195,000 merchant locations currently enrolled. There are over 10 million Care Credit card holders today.
Join them both! … Enroll today!