Navigation Links
Council for Quality Respiratory Care Statement
Date:10/31/2008

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) expressed extreme concern and disappointment today over a regulation just released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implementing the Deficit Reduction Act's 36-month cap on Medicare's funding of home oxygen therapy. With the January 1, 2009 implementation date looming, home oxygen providers have been anxiously awaiting CMS guidance on how Medicare will cover the costs of beneficiary service and maintenance needs after the cap has been triggered. This cap will impact approximately one quarter of more than one million Medicare beneficiaries requiring home oxygen.

Of acute concern is CMS' decision to provide no reimbursement to providers who respond to patient-generated requests for non-routine services. Non-routine home visits often are triggered by beneficiaries experiencing clinical and equipment-related problems. CMS is undervaluing the important role that home oxygen providers can and do play in preventing costly beneficiary emergency room visits, acute care admissions and avoidable physician intervention.

The home oxygen therapy benefit is regarded as one of Medicare's most cost-effective programs and has demonstrated tremendous benefit to patients and taxpayers. Home oxygen costs the Medicare program dollars a day. Studies indicate that long-term use of home oxygen therapy reduces hospitalizations and, when hospitalizations do occur, reduces the length of the hospital stay.

The Council for Quality Respiratory Care is a group of the nation's leading home oxygen therapy providers and manufacturers, representing a majority of the more than one million Medicare patients who depend on the home oxygen benefit for their care in order to live in an independent environment. CQRC members include AirSep Corporation, American HomePatient, Apria Healthcare, DeVilbiss Healthcare, Invacare, Lincare, Pacific Pulmonary Services, Praxair, Inc., ResMed, Inc., Respironics, Inc., Rotech Healthcare Inc. and Sunrise Medical, Inc.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Council for Quality Respiratory Care
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Midlothian Resident Katherine McCary Appointed by President Bush to National Council on Disability
2. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Studies Impact of Boot Camp-Style Workouts
3. Autism Speaks, CDC and The Advertising Council Launch Program to Educate Teachers About Importance of Early Intervention for Autism
4. Child Life Council Urges Parents to Think Ahead to Ease Childs Hospital Visit
5. Home Safety Council(R) Applauds Creation of Falls Prevention Awareness Day
6. Council on Education in Management Announces New Commissioner Rod Bordelon will Present a Keynote Address at the 5th Annual Texas Workers' Comp Forum
7. Council on Education in Management Announces Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner Will Present Keynote Address at the 6th Annual California Workers' Comp Forum
8. Statement by Alan Lambert, Scout Executive, National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (NCAC) Concerning Closure of Goshen Scout Reservation August 3, 2008
9. CATalyst Council Forms to Address Feline Health Care
10. Lilly Partners With the National Council of La Raza to Fight Chronic Disease
11. Governor Rendell Issues Executive Order Regarding Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... After raising more than $1.135 million ($1,479,231 AUD) ... travel pillow in crowdfunding history, has established a U.S. Headquarters in New York ... to Americans. , “We’re excited to be operating on U.S. shores, where most of ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... ?This conference will prominently feature 150+ Hospital and Health System Executive Speakers including: ... Salka , 43rd President of the United States of America: George W. Bush ... and Out of the Ring: Sugar Ray Leonard , JD, Chairperson, McGuireWoods LLP: ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... OR (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... Sharon ... Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica, recently talked on her program ... she also used the occasion to remind listeners of an important distinction. World Water ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Natural Subsistence, a company ... people’s health and nutrition, announced its product Leyzene is now available for purchase ... nutritional supplements that help people improve all aspects of their health so they ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Inflow IQ & Inflownomics of Raleigh, NC introduce a powerful ... foundation. As experts in dangerous situations the Inflow IQ team can help people. ... ripe, fresh, clean & refreshing knowledge systems that enhance life. , Authentically ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... AVIV, Israel, March 23, 2017  Galmed Pharmaceuticals ... the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on ... the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, and ... the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016, ... completed pre-clinical studies demonstrating Aramchol™,s potential direct effect ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... PUNE, India , March 23, 2017 ... 2022 report focuses on the Colposcope in Global market, especially in ... and Asia-Pacific , South America ... . This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, ... ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... SAN FRANCISCO , March 23, 2017 ... reach a value of USD 25.7 billion by 2025, according ... devices are expected to grow at a faster rate due ... to rising awareness about various types of esthetic procedures used ... from these disorders. Hence, they are considered as the highest ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: