Below are oxygen resources at trusted organizations.
A group of physicians, nurses, and research coordinators from the BCC traveled to the Villages in Florida in 2018 to share information about COPD and self-card with residents. A Trip to the Villages gave the group an opportunity to work directly with residents with COPD patients. Questions and answers were developed from the COPD Education Workshop. Click here to learn tips for supplemental oxygen use, safety precautions, traveling with oxygen, and more.
The BCC partners with the COPD Foundation, a leading COPD advocacy organization, on a number of projects, including support for supplemental oxygen use. The Foundation has developed information resources, such as a Supplemental Oxygen Guide for people with COPD and their Caregivers. Visit the their Oxygen Therapy page to access the guide, get answers to frequently asked questions about supplemental oxygen, and for tips on traveling with oxygen.
Supplemental oxygen is used by people with a variety of lung and/or heart conditions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides resources for people covered by Medicare and Medicaid when it comes to oxygen equipment. Click here to access an official government booklet explaining what durable medical equipment (DME) is, and which DME, prosthetic, and orthotic items are covered by Original Medicare.
The Respiratory Health Association is a local Chicagoland public health leader that addresses asthma, COPD, lung cancer, tobacco control and air quality with a comprehensive, community-based approach. Visit their Oxygen Therapy page to learn when supplemental oxygen therapy is necessary, why oxygen therapy is beneficial, and what types of oxygen systems exists.
The U.S. COPD Coalition (USCC) aims to improve awareness and care of patients with COPD while supporting the search for a cure. Find out what the criteria is for supplemental oxygen coverage by Medicare, learn about the durable medical equipment (DME) supplier standards, and access advocacy resources by reviewing the USCC Medicare & Oxygen Webinar Slides.