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Group: Final rule didn't go far enough on liquid oxygen

November 6, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A group of patient and physician groups has expressed its disappointment that CMS did not carve out liquid oxygen from its competitive bidding program in a recently released final rule. “Despite CMS's acknowledgement of the problems facing patients, especially those who require liquid oxygen, we are disappointed that the administration chose not to use its full statutory authority to ensure that all patients who require supplemental oxygen receive the treatment they need, or even...

Competitive Bidding, Final Rule, Liquid oxygen

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Respiratory groups issue rallying cry

October 10, 2018HME News Staff

CHICAGO - The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, American Lung Association, COPD Foundation and the American Association of Respiratory Care are asking individuals to call their lawmakers and ask them to support a proposed rule from CMS that would increase their access to liquid oxygen. Ever since reduced reimbursement went into effect as part of the competitive bidding program and the number of companies offering liquid oxygen subsquently dwindled, individuals who were on portable liquid oxygen have...

Home Oxygen, Liquid oxygen, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

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Coalition wants liquid oxygen out of bid program

September 7, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A coalition of 20 patient and physician groups is asking CMS to remove liquid oxygen from its competitive bidding program.“For too long, patients who require a high-liter flow of oxygen have not been able to leave their homes, jeopardizing their physical and mental health and quality of life,” stated seven organizations leading the coalition. “Everyone deserves the opportunity to live a full and healthy life and, together, we ask CMS to use its existing authority to...

Competitive Bidding, Liquid oxygen, Proposed Rule

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