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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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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