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2009-01-29 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (Amex: ETC) ("ETC" or the "Company") BioMedical Division today announced the delivery and installation of two BARA-MED(R) XD monoplace hyperbaric chambers to Stevens Hospital, Edmonds, WA. The BARA-MED(R) XD chambers are the first computer-controlled hyperbaric chambers in the state of Washington, clearing the way for higher technology in the world of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Since 1964,...

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...

2008-12-23 09:48:00

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Vapotherm, the global leader in High Flow Oxygen Therapy products, earned one of the top awards for its exhibit at the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)'s 54th Annual Convention and Exhibition in Anaheim, California. Second place honors went to Vapotherm for its exhibit featuring Precision Flow(TM), the first high flow therapy device to integrate humidification, gas blending, flow control, and full alarm functionality into a single...

2008-12-20 06:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare thanked 98 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who signed a letter to the administrator of Medicare urging a delay in implementation of the recently announced oxygen therapy rules covering the period after the 36-month cap on reimbursement. Tyler J. Wilson, president of the Association, commented, "The new regulation for home oxygen therapy will cause confusion, disrupt service, and harm...

2008-12-16 15:54:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Home oxygen providers in New England prepared for the deadly ice storm that struck last week and have responded with extra visits and contacts with patients receiving home oxygen therapy. An oxygen patient who uses an oxygen system that runs on electricity must have a back-up supply of oxygen. Oxygen therapy is critical to more than one million Americans who suffer from respiratory illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

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...

2008-12-01 12:13:00

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vapotherm, the global leader in High Flow Oxygen Therapy products, announced today that President and CEO, Robert Storey, will present at Piper Jaffray's annual health care conference on Wednesday, December 3rd at 1:30 PM at the New York Palace in Manhattan. The conference brings together public and private companies in the medical and health care sectors to present and discuss trends, advances, challenges and opportunities in the...

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...

2008-11-03 09:00:07

Ingen Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets:ITEC) announced today that it is responding to the most current statistics regarding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which indicates that it is the third leading cause of death globally. One of every four men and one of every six women will develop COPD if they live to 95. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease describes a number of conditions that obstruct airflow in and out of the lungs. Patients with chronic respiratory illness are at...

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...


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Oxygen Therapy
2013-04-30 10:27:06

Oxygen therapy is known as the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention. It is indicated in patients whose oxygen supply is compromised due to both acute and chronic health conditions and can be administered in many different ways. Oxygen therapy can be administered virtually wherever the patient is. Most commonly, oxygen is delivered to patients in an ambulance, hospital, or doctor’s office. These medical facilities carry oxygen in the form of a compressed gas. It is stored...

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