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Oxygen utilization nosedives

June 10, 2009Mike Moran

Most of you are familiar with the Medicare Market Marker in the back of each issue of HME News. The marker tracks the number of allowed beneficiaries in a given month for five product categories. Here's a preview of what you'll see in our July issue: The number of allowed beneficiaries for oxygen concentrators (E1390) for January 2009 fell off a cliff. In Jurisdiction C, for example, the number of allowed beneficiaries was 277,292 in January compared to 407,719 in December. Not coincidentally, the...

Bowen, Executive Session, Oxygen reform, utilization

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