Respiratory therapists are feeling the greatest impact from the new austere environment for oxygen provision, as efforts to cut costs are changing their roles and workloads, says Vernon Pertelle, president and CEO of StratiHealth, a Los Angeles-based consulting
When HME providers put pen to paper and figure out the higher costs of using a delivery vs. a non-delivery model to provide home oxygen therapy, they get it, says Tony Anzalone, vice president of marketing for InovaLabs.
ORLANDO – Much has been made of the Medicare reimbursement (or the increasing lack thereof) for home oxygen therapy. But what about the benefits of this therapy, when it’s done right? Shouldn’t physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists be focusing on that?