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.

Have you or your patients experienced delays in receiving NIV equipment or services? We would love to hear from you.

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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.

CQRC Urges Adoption of Standard Clinical Data Element Template  

October 25, 2023 Supplemental oxygen community urges Medicare documentation reforms to protect patient access to home respiratory care  Washington, D.C. – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) – a coalition of the nation’s leading home respiratory therapy providers and manufacturing companies – is recognizing Respiratory Care Week by urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…


HME News Staff Updated 10:18 AM CDT, Mon October 16, 2023 WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care recently joined five other respiratory care groups in sending a letter to CMS asking the agency to require Medicare contractors to use a standard clinical data element template for supplemental oxygen to ensure beneficiaries, prescribers and suppliers won’t…

Respiratory Care Providers Unite to Urge CMS to Use Existing Template for Supplemental Oxygen 

October 12, 2023  Leading Respiratory Care Groups Champion Medicare Documentation Reforms to Standardize a Template, but Caution CMS that Focusing on the Electronic Interface Instead of the Clinical Data Elements Risk Complicating What Should Be a Straightforward Process  Washington, D.C. – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) – a coalition of the nation’s leading…

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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