COPD is a chronic lung condition that can make breathing more difficult, such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or asthma. If symptoms worsen (also known as a COPD exacerbation), you may experience frequent pneumonias, respiratory inflammation, and/or permanent damage to the lungs and airways.
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided greater flexibility for physicians to prescribe HFCWO therapy to Medicare beneficiaries.1
Clinical indications and documentation typically required to prescribe a respiratory product, like SmartVest, will not be enforced. The minimum documentation now required to prescribe SmartVest for Medicare beneficiaries is a valid SmartVest Prescription and a documentation of a respiratory-related diagnosis.
1.Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, 66 Fed. Reg. 19230, 19266 (April 6, 2020).Find Out More