US COPD Coalition

Year: 2015

Nov
30

Slides and Updates from the Semi-Annual Business Meeting

The U.S. COPD Coalition convened the fall Semi-Annual Business Meeting in Tampa, FL on November 4th, 2015.  Slides presented at the meeting can be accessed here. The meeting included a public policy update, information on the upcoming coordinated lung health campaign to protect access to supplemental oxygen, a review of issues related to COPD hospital re-admissions … Read more

Nov
30

Semi-Annual Meeting Recap and Slides

The U.S. COPD Coalition convened the fall Semi-Annual Business Meeting in Tampa, FL on November 4th, 2015.  Slides presented at the meeting can be accessed here. The meeting included a public policy update, information on the upcoming coordinated lung health campaign to protect access to supplemental oxygen, a review of issues related to COPD hospital re-admissions … Read more

Nov
30

Bylaws Revisions Vote Underway

The following changes to the bylaws of the U.S. COPD Coalition were posted in May, 2015 for review and are now pending final vote by the member organizations.  One representative from member organizations should vote by submitting the simple online ballot by Friday, December 11th at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bylawvote.   Members were notified of the upcoming vote at … Read more

Oct
8

Join AARC’s First Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit

Please join member organization American Association for Respiratory Care at their first Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit held in conjunction with their 2015 Congress in Tampa, Florida.  AARC has generously offered to extend complimentary registration to their Congress to all patients who participate in the Advocacy Summit so don’t miss out. Please download the full program flyer for … Read more

Aug
14

CMS DMEPOS YouTube Webinar

USCC Vice-Chair, Sam Giordano, shared this comprehensive webinar on the CMS DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.  Don’t forget that any problems getting access to liquid oxygen as prescribed or any other challenges with access and quality issues related to oxygen should be reported to the C.O.P.D. Information Line and a formal complaint filed with 1-800-MEDICARE.

Aug
14

CMS Announces Timeline for Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding

CMS has released the below press release indicating the timeline for the Round 1 2017 DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program and begun an education program for interested companies. Members are encouraged to continue to monitor the ongoing Competitive Bidding Program implementation and are urged to inform all constituents that any access issues should be immediately reported … Read more