All Press Releases for February 01, 2014

Why 1st Class Medical Opted for Voluntary Accreditation

1st Class Medical seeks to improve service by voluntarily participating in Florida's accreditation program for home health equipment.

"We welcomed the stringent examination of the accreditation process. We are always looking for better ways to serve our patients..."

    DENVER, CO, February 01, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 1st Class Medical is the largest distributor of Portable Oxygen Concentrators and Home Oxygen Machines in the world. They have recently gone through the accreditation process to become officially certified by the State of Florida. The oxygen market in Florida is quite extensive with a large section of their population being in the 70 and older age group, many of whom moved there for respiratory health concerns. In an attempt to protect their senior population, Florida has made it mandatory for companies providing home health products to be certified by the state if they don't have a physical location in the state.

North Florida Medical is the sister company of 1st Class Medical and operates a large chain of pharmacies across the northern part of the state so they weren't required to but decided to do so anyway. When asked why, Gary Nelson, General Manager, said, "We welcomed the stringent examination of the accreditation process. We are always looking for better ways to serve our patients and it was extremely helpful for us to have an objective observer review our policies and procedures. We also want our customers to feel as secure as possible when choosing a concentrator from us which is why we've worked hard to earn and maintain our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We feel that our accreditation further sets us apart and puts us ahead for other states that might be following Florida's lead in curtailing unscrupulous online businesses."

The accreditation process reviews medical accuracy and ensures the Oxygen Concentrators are FDA approved. It also looks at adherence to HIPAA guidelines, how sound hiring and review practices are and most importantly, fair pricing, return policies and customer feedback and dispute treatment. Many consumers feel that they can shop with more confidence with an accredited company, especially online because businesses must disclose ownership identity and accurate contact information so the chances of a company disappearing or becoming unreachable are virtually nil. To find out if your state has accreditation requirements check with their department of health and human services.

1st Class Medical is the largest distributor of portable oxygen concentrators in the world. It is the sister company of North Florida Medical which has operated a chain of pharmacies across Northern Florida for over thirty years. is an online distributor that boasts the largest selection of both new and used concentrators at the guaranteed lowest prices.

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