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ATS makes recommendations on home oxygen therapy for COPD

November 18, 2020HME News Staff

NEW YORK - The American Thoracic Society has posted online its latest clinical practice guideline on home oxygen therapy, addressing long-term and ambulatory therapy for adults with COPD. The guideline makes the following recommendations: In adults with COPD who have severe chronic resting room air hypoxemia, we recommend prescribing long-term oxygen therapy at least 15 hours per day. In adults with COPD who have moderate chronic resting room air hypoxemia, we suggest not prescribing LTOT. In adults...

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Hill briefing: Associations tag team on access issues

February 15, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare and the American Thoracic Society held a well-attended Capitol Hill briefing on Feb. 14 to detail access problems for patients.Al Dobson, president of Dobson DaVanzo & Associates and the lead on “Analysis on the Impact of Competitive Bidding on Medicare Beneficiary Access to Durable Medical Equipment,” a study commissioned by AAHomecare, detailed how 77% of case managers report difficulty discharging patients; and 52% of patients report difficulty accessing...

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AAH, ATS make their case on the Hill

February 8, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare and the American Thoracic Society will share the impacts of Medicare's competitive bidding program on oxygen patients at a Feb. 14 congressional staff briefing.Both organizations have conducted studies on the program and AAHomecare has used the results of those studies to bolster its arguments with lawmakers, as well as with CMS, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Management and Budget.But next week's briefing, organized by Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers,...

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ATS oxygen study bolsters industry findings

December 21, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A recent study from the American Thoracic Society correlates with findings of the HME Patient Access Study sponsored by AAHomecare, according to an association bulletin. Dobson DaVanzo & Associates has put together a summary of how the ATS study, “Patient Perceptions of the Adequacy of Supplemental Oxygen Therapy: Results of the American Thoracic Society Nursing Assembly Oxygen Working Group Survey,” reinforces findings of the patient access survey. In particular, both studies...

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ResMed, ATS partner on NIV grant

April 6, 2017HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has funded a new $100,000 two-year grant with the American Thoracic Society to research non-invasive ventilation for COPD patients. COPD affects 65 million people worldwide and is the third leading cause of death, according to a press release. “Through this award, the field of respiratory medicine stands to gain more valuable knowledge about the use of NIV for the treatment of COPD with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of patients and the efficiency of our health...

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