- Half Year Report 06 September 2021
- Notice of Results 02 September 2021
- American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) advocates for broader coverage of supplemental oxygen use 31 August 2021
- Commencement of Manufacturing and Fourth US Distribution Agreement 27 July 2021
- Third US Distribution Agreement 13 July 2021
Proposed Broadening of Home Use of Oxygen to Treat Cluster Headaches
08 July 2021
The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing changes to two separate, but medically related, National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) relating to home oxygen therapy.
First, CMS proposes to remove its NCD at section 240.2.2 of the Medicare NCD Manual, ending coverage with evidence development, and allow the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to make coverage determinations regarding the use of home oxygen and oxygen equipment for Cluster Headaches (CH).
CMS also proposes to modify its NCD for Home Use of Oxygen at section 240.2 of the Medicare NCD Manual to expand patient access to oxygen and oxygen equipment in the home, and to permit contractors to cover the use of home oxygen and oxygen equipment in order to treat CH and other acute conditions.
Currently Section 240.2, effective since October 27, 1993 provides for home oxygen therapy only if the patient is in the chronic stable state. CMS has noted, “We note that since the inception of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) due to the COVID 19 pandemic, CMS has begun to permit health care services to increase the capacity of the American health care system outside the setting of the traditional inpatient hospital, including the treatment of acute illnesses.”
CMS is seeking comments on its proposed decisions consistent with the public process established by §1862(l) of the Social Security Act.
Robert Rauker, Belluscura CEO commented: “If approved, this gives another substantial opportunity for Belluscura, in particular with the launch of its X-PLO2R DX Model in the first half of 2022. Shareholders will be kept fully updated on developments from the CMS.”
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