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02 Oct

Everyone Needs Oxygen

This episode of the Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series features Jerry Krishnan MD, PhD, presenting “Everyone Needs Oxygen.” Purchase Your DVD Today The presentation will discuss the evidence supporting the use of supplemental oxygen in COPD and efforts underway to promote stakeholder-supported strategies to promote appropriate use of home oxygen during hospital-to-home transitions…. Read more »

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21 Feb

Maximizing Your Patient’s Home Oxygen and Home Mechanical Ventilation Care

According to Adam Mullaly, BSRT, RRT, AE-C, home oxygen and/or home noninvasive ventilation (NIV) can offer patients the ability to stabilize known physiologic deficiencies contributing to their chronic respiratory failure. “This inherently has the potential to improve outcome measures, quality of life, and prevent further physiologic problems and/or deterioration,” Mullaly said. Mullaly, along with Kimberly… Read more »

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16 Jan

New Report Highlights Flaws in Home Oxygen Therapy, Offers Steps Toward Improvement

Last fall, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) released a ATS Oxygen Workshop Report, complete with recommendations on how to improve home oxygen therapy. Deeming the current system inadequate, the report concludes that improved education and expectations will help us achieve optimal care. According to the report, “1.5 million adults in the U.S. use supplemental oxygen… Read more »

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11 Jul

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 16: Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Kim Wiles, BS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC, vice president of Respiratory Services, discusses portable oxygen concentrators and the importance of knowing their limitations. Portable Oxygen Concentrators Guide According to Wiles, oxygen delivery is different in the home, where pulse delivery is used instead… Read more »

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13 Mar

Changes coming for Oxygen Flow Rate on CMN

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has upcoming changes set for the oxygen Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN). This change revises and introduces new pricing modifiers for oxygen flow rate. The CMN is used by the CMS to determine coverage and payment for patients in need of oxygen and oxygen equipment. Effective April… Read more »

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