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2009-03-24 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) urged CMS to reconsider policies governing Medicare's payment of emergency services, supplies, and other obligations after 36 months of service. The Boehner letter comes on the heels of a letter signed by 123 members of the House expressing concern over the same policies. Citing lack of payments for maintenance and services...

2009-03-03 13:59:00

House Letter Asks Lawmakers to 'Address Serious Shortcomings That Are Creating Hardships for Both Oxygen Patients and Providers' WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the Council for Quality Respiratory Care: In a recent letter, 123 bipartisan members of Congress pressed leaders for help urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revise policies governing Medicare's payment of emergency services, supplies, and other...

2009-03-03 09:25:00

Home Oxygen Community Welcomes New Leaders Known for Patient Advocacy, Thoughtful Reform Efforts WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC), an alliance of leading home oxygen therapy providers and manufacturers who care for nearly one half of the 1.5 million Medicare patients who depend on the home oxygen benefit for improved quality of life, today praised President Obama's selection of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to lead the...

2008-12-31 09:00:00

27 Percent Funding Cuts in 2009 Will Reduce Payments for Home Oxygen Therapy to Less Than Half of 1997 Payment Rates WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans nationwide prepare to celebrate the New Year, the home oxygen community is looking to 2009 with great unease due to significant Medicare policy changes that will present many challenges to beneficiaries and providers alike. On January 1, two new policies in the form of a 36-month cap on payments for home oxygen...

2008-12-03 10:19:00

Unprecedented Cuts of 27% Will Result in Service Reductions WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) -- an alliance of the country's leading home oxygen providers and manufacturers that care for nearly half of Medicare's home oxygen beneficiaries -- are anxiously preparing for massive Medicare cuts to the program's home oxygen benefit beginning on January 1, 2009. The Medicare Part B home oxygen benefit, which has experienced...

2008-11-12 18:00:21

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) today commended Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) for developing important and creative approaches to ensuring that all Americans have access to high quality health care and underscored the importance of prioritizing initiatives that will identify and eliminate fraud, abuse, and waste in Medicare. But the CQRC also warned that deep cuts in Medicare funding for home oxygen due to...

2008-10-31 12:00:32

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) expressed extreme concern and disappointment today over a regulation just released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implementing the Deficit Reduction Act's 36-month cap on Medicare's funding of home oxygen therapy. With the January 1, 2009 implementation date looming, home oxygen providers have been anxiously awaiting CMS guidance on how Medicare will cover the costs of...

2008-07-16 12:01:29

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC), an alliance of the nation's 11 leading home oxygen therapy providers and manufacturers representing nearly one half of Medicare's home oxygen beneficiaries, today applauded members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for protecting Medicare's beneficiaries who require home oxygen therapy by repealing a requirement for patients to take ownership of their oxygen therapy devices after 36...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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