Every day 1.5 million Americans depend upon home respiratory therapy to maintain a high quality of life while receiving the health care treatments they need.

These therapies provide the freedom for those who rely upon them to remain in their own homes and lead fulfilling lives.

The CQRC is a coalition of the nation's six leading home oxygen therapy providers and manufacturing companies.

Together our members provide in-home patient services and respiratory equipment including liquid oxygen, oxygen concentrators, and sleep therapy devices, to more than 600,000 of the over one million Americans who rely upon home oxygen therapy to maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life. Our members also employ more than 35,000 people across the United States.


Recent News

CQRC is a leader in the home respiratory community, helping to protect and define the future of cost-effective, high quality home respiratory therapy care for all Americans. It is important to keep our members, the press, and the public informed on important issues that impact home respiratory therapy.


HME News Staff Updated 10:20 AM CDT, Tue September 12, 2023 WASHINGTON – Fourteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to CMS urging the agency to clarify Medicare documentation requirements for supplemental oxygen and adopt a standardized template for documenting patient need, according to the Council for Quality Respiratory Care.  “We write…

Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge CMS to Protect Patient Access to Supplemental Oxygen and Home Respiratory Care

House lawmakers ask CMS to clarify Medicare documentation requirements and adopt a standardized template for documenting patient need Washington, D.C. — The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) – a coalition of the nation’s leading home respiratory therapy providers and manufacturing companies – today commended 14 House lawmakers for sending a letter to the Centers…

CMS Focuses DME Reviews On Post-PHE Claims, Keeps Modifier

By Michelle M. Stein DME Medicare Administrative Contractors recently agreed to let durable medical equipment suppliers continue to note which claims started during the COVID-19 pandemic after the public health emergency ends May 11, after suppliers raised concerns that contractors wouldn’t be able to tell when claims initially started — and under which set of…

Take Action

Please send a letter to your lawmakers in Congress today asking them to urge Medicare to extend Medicare flexibilities beyond the PHE and adopt a clear, standardized template for establishing medical necessity for home oxygen therapies.

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