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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

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.

Nov
4

October 2014 Semi-Annual Business Meeting

On October 28th, 2014 the U.S. COPD Coalition hosted its’ semi-annual business meeting in Austin, Texas in conjunction with the CHEST conference. The meeting included some great presentations: an update from NHLBI, an update on LungForce from the American Lung Association, a call to action for the Patient Powered Research Network from the COPD Foundation … Read more

Jun
4

An Update from APTA!

Hello USCC Membership!   U.S. COPD Coalition Board Member Ellen Hillegass wanted to share a recent article published in the June Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal in the Official Guidelines from the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section titled, “Supplemental Oxygen Utilization during Physical Therapy Intervention.” This article has been a project four years in the making with the … Read more

Jun
2

May 2014 Semi-Annual Business Meeting

On May 20th, 2014 the U.S. COPD Coalition hosted its’ semi-annual business meeting in San Diego, California in conjunction with the ATS conference. The meeting included national policy updates, information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, information about new projects and initiatives, and much more. Please feel free to look over the meeting … Read more

Jul
30

Rep. David Joyce Signs On As Caucus Co-Chair

Representative David Joyce (R-OH) has agreed to serve as Co-Chair of the Congressional COPD Caucus Representative Joyce represents Ohio’s 14th district and serves on the House Appropriations Committee and the following subcommittees; Interior, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. The U.S. COPD Coalition is looking forward to working with Representative … Read more

May
1

May 2013 USCC Semi-Annual Business Meeting

On May 20, 2013 the U.S. COPD Coaliton (USCC) hosted it’s Semi-Annual Business Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The meeting provided updates from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), competitive bidding, the USCC Board of Directors, the upcoming COPD Surveillance Report, the USCC strategic planning committee, and member organizations. Below you can view the … Read more