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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         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…

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National Health Organizations Call on Congress to Support Life-Changing Oxygen Reform

News Release CONTACTS: Jill Dale | American Lung Association                                    P: 312-940-7001 M: 720-438-8289 E: Jill.Dale@Lung.org Ellen Almond | Council for Quality Respiratory Care                                          P: 202-271-0234 E: ealmond@schmidtpa.com WASHINGTON, DC – (June 4, 2024) – Yesterday, 30 leading patient, provider and professional organizations sent a letter to members of Congress calling for…

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CQRC PUSHES SOAR ACT AS PART OF HEARING 

HME News Staff Updated 9:22 AM CDT, Mon April 29, 2024 WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care submitted a statement highlighting the need for Medcare to standardize the process for determining medical necessity for home oxygen therapy as part of a recent congressional hearing on “Examining How Improper Payments Cost Taxpayers Billions and Weaken Medicare…

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CQRC Urges Medicare to Streamline and Standardize the Process for Demonstrating Patients’ Need for Supplemental Oxygen  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2024 CQRC Urges Medicare to Streamline and Standardize the Process for Demonstrating Patients’ Need for Supplemental Oxygen   Submitting statement to a recent House hearing on improper payments, CQRC highlighted the need for Medicare to standardize the process for determining medical necessity in order to safeguard patients’ access to care…

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CQRC LEADS WAY ON OXYGEN REFORM

Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor Updated 8:51 AM CDT, Fri April 12, 2024 WASHINGTON – The fact that the HME industry, physician groups and patient groups are all in alignment on what needs to be done to fix the Medicare oxygen benefit should help to propel a new bill forward, says Dan Starck, interim chair of…

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Industry Voices—Congress must pass legislation to reform Medicare’s supplemental oxygen program

FIERCE Healthcare By Dan Starck Apr 3, 2024, 5:00 pm Nationwide, an estimated 1.5 million Americans rely on supplemental oxygen to help treat and manage a range of respiratory and pulmonary conditions and disorders, from severe asthma and pneumonia to sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. That’s why recent challenges in the availability and delivery…

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Congress Introduces SOAR Act to Improve Supplemental Oxygen Access

Mar 27, 2024 | Healthcare & Policy |      The Supplemental Oxygen Access Reform Act (SOAR) of 2024, designed to ease access to supplemental oxygen for Medicare beneficiaries, was introduced in the US House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of members of Congress.  The legislation, introduced by Representatives David Valadao (R-CA), Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN), Adrian Smith (R-NE),…

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OXYGEN BILL INTRODUCED IN HOUSE 

HME News Staff Updated 9:53 AM CDT, Mon April 1, 2024 WASHINGTON – A bill to reform the home oxygen therapy benefit has now also been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The Supplemental Oxygen Access Reform (SOAR) Act, H.R. 7829, introduced by Reps. David Valadao, R-Calif.; Julia Brownley, D-Calif.; Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., and…

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CQRC Commends Introduction of the SOAR Act in the U.S. House

MARCH 27, 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 – commends the introduction of the bipartisan Supplemental Oxygen Access Reform (SOAR) Act (H.R 7829) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Introduced by Representatives David Valadao (CA-22), Julia…

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