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.


Discover how the bipartisan SOAR Act, led by Senators Cassidy, Warner, and Klobuchar is poised to revolutionize oxygen accessibility for Medicare patients. 

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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 11:14 AM CST, Fri March 1, 2024 WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy, MD., R-La., Mark Warner, D-Va., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have introduced legislation to ease access to supplemental oxygen for Medicare beneficiaries by, among other things, permanently extending blended payment rates.  The  Supplemental Oxygen Access Reform (SOAR) Act of 2024  would establish…

CQRC Applauds Introduction of the SOAR Act in U.S. Senate

March 1, 2024 Bipartisan bill safeguards access to supplemental oxygen to improve outcomes and well-being for an estimated 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries 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 applauds the introduction of the bipartisan Supplemental…


HME News Staff Updated 10:14 AM CST, Fri February 9, 2024 WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., urge CMS to adopt a standardized template instead of a medical record review to ensure access to supplemental oxygen for patients.   In a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the senators state:  “We ask…

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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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