Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of November 4, 2019

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

How much does Part B Medicare spend on oxygen therapy?

Answer:

Oxygen therapy is a major expenditure under Part B Medicare totaling over $1.5 billion annually, and that’s just the equipment. Not included in this total are the cost of physician evaluations, laboratory tests, and respiratory therapy services.


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