Navigation Links
President's Proposed 2009 Medicare Budget Would Weaken Seniors' Access to Durable Medical Equipment and Therapies Required in the Home
Date:2/4/2008

nt across Democratic and Republican party lines and across age groups.

Cuts to Home Oxygen in Medicare Will Impair Access to Life-Sustaining Therapy

The American Association for Homecare has long opposed the proposal that resurfaced again in the President's budget that would force Medicare patients to assume responsibility for owning and managing medical oxygen equipment in their homes after 13 months of rental. Oxygen is a prescription drug regulated by the FDA that requires strict adherence to clinical standards and appropriate monitoring to ensure patient compliance with treatment. Medicare policy does not recognize the cost of services required in providing oxygen therapy, and the Association is concerned that oxygen policy is increasingly at odds with the clinical needs of patients. Service costs for medical oxygen therapy in the home have been shown to exceed the cost of equipment by three to one.

The typical Medicare home oxygen beneficiary is a woman in her seventies who suffers from late-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and as a consequence has severe low levels of oxygen in her blood. Approximately 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD and an additional 12 million more remain undiagnosed.

Oxygen therapy works best where there is a continuing, uninterrupted relationship between the oxygen patient and a qualified home oxygen provider. Prior to the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), the home oxygen benefit in Medicare provided for rental as long as the prescribed oxygen therapy was medically required. However, home oxygen has been the target of budget cuts for many years: Congress has reduced Medicare reimbursement for oxygen therapy by nearly 50 percent over the past 10 years. And deep additional cuts, apart from the President's proposal, are scheduled to take effect within the coming year.

Budget Proposal Would Reduce Access to Power Mobility for Disabled Americans

The Associ
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Public Health Woefully Underfunded in Administrations Proposed Budget
2. Pelosi: President Bushs Proposed Medicare and Medicaid Cuts Are Exactly the Wrong Medicine
3. Capital BlueCross CEO Says Meaningful Statewide Competition Must Be Key Criteria in Pennsylvanias Review of Proposed Highmark-IBC Merger
4. Accuro Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
5. The Childrens Aid Society Endorses Critical Components of Governor Spitzers Proposed 2008-2009 State Budget
6. Alma Lasers Announces Proposed Initial Public Offering
7. Echo Healthcare Extends Stockholder Vote on Proposed Merger With XLNT Veterinary Care to January 4, 2008
8. Lupus Foundation of America Urges Social Security Administration Not to Adopt Proposed 5-Day Rule
9. Echo Healthcare Extends Stockholder Vote on Proposed Merger With XLNT Veterinary Care to December 28, 2007
10. Insurance Department Will Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Consolidation of Highmark, Independence Blue Cross
11. Council for Responsible Nutrition Calls Proposed DHEA Legislation A Solution in Search of a Problem
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/22/2015)... Hershey, Pa. (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 ... has been selected to participate in the 2015 Congress ... event is described as a gathering of “America’s highest ... about new areas of healthcare, set new goals and ... will include a live surgery, during which we can ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 Carnegie Science Center ... a new partnership to develop BodyTech, a dynamic, three-pronged ... initiative includes a new exhibit at the Science Center ... and a new traveling science show, Anatomy Adventure, which ... , Designed to explore a wide range of ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... California (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 Coco Libre, ... set a RecordSetter.com World Record at the 104th running of ... coconut water ice luge served 315 people in one hour—one ... to Breakers race is so true to the heart of ... felt bringing an ice luge to the finish line only ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 ... abstract entitled “Positivity Rates and Genotype Results in ‘Baby ... Action: Results from a Nationwide Lab Test Database” at Digestive ... conducted by Medivo’s Clinical Affairs and Analytics team members Carol ... Dhaliwal, MD; and Andrea Parker, MSI, along with Nancy Reau, ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Ticket Down is a reputable source for ... Eastern Conference Finals Tickets . All seating for the ... the ticket listing. , For the first time in ... of the Eastern Conference. One of the original franchises in ... and downs over the years, but the excitement level for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Milton Hershey School Student Chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders 2Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 2Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 3Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 4Health News:Coco Libre Ice Luge Sets New World Record at Bay to Breakers 2Health News:Medivo Study Finds HCV Positivity Rates are 250% Higher Among Baby Boomers 2Health News:Cheap Lightning vs Rangers NHL Eastern Conference Finals Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Eastern Conference Playoffs 2Health News:Cheap Lightning vs Rangers NHL Eastern Conference Finals Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Eastern Conference Playoffs 3
... the way in which the two countries Singapore and Vietnam, ... threatened the rest of the world by withholding information and ... ,In its book WHO talks about how the virus ... way by which Taiwan handled the issue initially but eventually ...
... with a severe cash crunch, the NHS has decided to ... its services.// The first step being the merger of the ... ,The idea in integrating the services is that it ... prime requirement at the moment. Although this means that most ...
... Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) is a critical condition caused by a ... arrives at the emergency room complaining of a severe headache, ... be other conditions that can cause a severe headache. ... Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 18-21, 2006 in San ...
... that children are administered the correct dosage of medication ... hospital.// A new study presented at the Society for ... rates in a program called "LA Kids." ... Broselow tape (a weight-estimating tool) and report weight-based color-codes ...
... major Thales has signed a pact with the foreign ministry ... postgraduates from India and China in 2006-07. ,The students ... depending on the length of the course in addition to ... company said in a statement. ,"They will be ...
... by the U.S. government it was found that there is an ... It is said that adults aged 50 and above suffer from ... people addicted to drug would double to 5 million by the ... due to problems such as pain, insomnia, depression and anxiety. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Diagnosing Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 2Health News:Children Need Different Dosage In Cardiac Arrest 2
(Date:5/21/2015)... 2015  When Ryan Rendino first felt ... his neck, he figured it was a ... off from weight lifting. But ... A series of doctor appointments ... Michel Kliot, MD , a ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... DUBLIN , May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5x7nlz/arthroscopy ) has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ... to analyze and size the world market ... players and identifies trends impacting the market ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 21, 2015  (MUSE Booth # 1510)What:Automating continuous ... (EHR) is invaluable in any hospital setting, but ... a requirement and mainstream in healthcare, the integration ... EHR is gaining traction in MEDITECH facilities.During MUSE ... Site Project Manager & Clinical Analyst at McLaren ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 2Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 3Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 4Analysing Arthroscopy Devices Markets Worldwide 2014-2020 2Analysing Arthroscopy Devices Markets Worldwide 2014-2020 3Hospital Streamlines ICU Efficiency with Timely Data Integration 2Hospital Streamlines ICU Efficiency with Timely Data Integration 3
... and elegantly simple alternatives for BPH treatment, ... for physicians seeking to treat patients in ... better combination of safety, simplicity, and proven ... maintains precise control of water in a ...
... percentage of Staphylococcus aureus (mainly methicillin-resistant strains) ... wall antigens (clumping factor and protein A) ... Bio-Rad Pastorex® Staph Plus Kit however, simultaneously ... antigens in culture media isolates. Pastorex® Staph ...
... The EBV laboratory diagnosis is generally confirmed by ... of the disease however, is not indicated by ... occurs in 10 - 20 percent of children. ... are necessary to fully ascertain the stage of ...
... The IDI-Strep B test can lower ... reduced patient hospital stays. By identifying mothers ... test enables more targeted and effective antibiotic ... greater number of infants and reduce unnecessary ...
Medicine Products: