Oxygen to Go

Looking to start your own travel oxygen program? Respiratory Management asked the experts to identify the important steps to success.

AAHomecare Forming ‘New Oxygen Coalition’

Various parties converge to improve Medicare's oxygen benefit.

FAA Approves Invacare XPO2

Administration says POC can take to the air.

O2 Benefits Reform Unveiled

Plan would eliminate the 36-month rental cap

Funding Focus

CMS' Oxygen Policy: Confusion, Chaos and Crisis

Kelly Riley reviews the details of the long-awaited oxygen guidelines for the rental cap.

Letter from the Editor

Are Oxygen Providers an Endangered Species?

With the cuts to oxygen that take effect January 2009, how many oxygen providers will be able to survive?

Congressional Letter Calls for Delay of O2 Rules

Associations enlist providers to urge their Representatives to sign onto letter to CMS.

Moving to Non-Delivery

From Tortoise to Hare

Philips Respironics Dispels Direct Sales Rumors

Philips Respironics has distributed a letter to its HME provider customers stating that it in no way plans on directly selling products to patients.

Majority of COPD Patients Experience Communications Gap

One-third of patients responding to survey say they can't talk to their friends and family about their disease.

2009 Reimbursement Outlook

Wondering what changes are in store for respiratory providers in 2009? “I think you’re going to see providers financially struggle and some may fail, big and small,” predicts Chris Kane, COO of Pacific Pulmonary Services and spokesman for the Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC). “I think you will see the impact of very sudden and very significant reimbursement changes hitting providers and patients in a delayed fashion, so that it will be several months before many providers realize they’re being paid much, much less. How they react to that and what they do will be very uncertain but is bound to create a lot of distress for the patient community. We expect for our business that 2009 will be the most challenging year we’ve ever had

Just in Time for Halloween: CMS Releases New O2 Rules

AAHomecare labels regulations ‘alarming,' ‘wholly inadequate.’

NAIMES Calls on CMS to Release O2 Policy

Will providers, patients have enough time to prepare?

A Time To Exhale

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