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.

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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.

IN BRIEF: SENATORS PUSH OXYGEN TEMPLATE, DME MACS PUBLISH SUPPLIES GUIDANCE

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…

CQRC Commends Bipartisan Senate Lawmakers for Urging CMS to Ensure Patient Access to Supplemental Oxygen Therapy

February 8, 2024 Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) spearhead letter calling on CMS to adopt a standardized template to streamline home respiratory patients’ access to supplemental oxygen and prevent unnecessary denials Washington, D.C. – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) – a coalition of the nation’s leading home respiratory therapy providers…

Statement from the CQRC on the CMS Prior Authorization Final Rule

January 18, 2024 CQRC calls the final rule an important step, but says more should be done to protect patients WASHINGTON, DC – “The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for publishing the final rule advancing interoperability and improving prior authorization processes. The provisions in this…

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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