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, and Representatives Valadao, Brownley, Bucshon, and Smith -- 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.


Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor Updated 10:00 AM CDT, Fri June 28, 2024 WASHINGTON – Jeff Barnhard says he will bring a broad perspective to his new role as chairman of the Council for Quality Respiratory Care, thanks to a resume that includes roles at providers big and small.  “What I’ve seen that’s been common throughout…


HME News Staff Updated 9:47 AM CDT, Mon June 17, 2024 WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care recently named Jeff Barnhard, CEO of Lincare, as chairman of the board. “It is an honor to serve as the next chairman of CQRC,” said Barnhard. “In this role, I look forward to advocating for reforms…

Jeff Barnhard, CEO of Lincare, Named Chairman of the Council for Quality Respiratory Care

June 11, 2024                                                                                                                                                  Washington, D.C. – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) – a coalition of the nation’s leading home respiratory therapy providers and manufacturing companies – recently named Jeff Barnhard, chief executive officer of Lincare, as Chairman of the Board. “It is a honor to serve as the next Chairman of CQRC,”…

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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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