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What is the oxygen level a person qualifies a person to get oxygen paid for by medicare?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not clear...

Medicare currently pays for <88%, but the nih is doing a trial to determine if o2 therapy really helps.
There is reason to believe it doesn't. One big problem is the perception (by mds and patients alike) that oxygen helps if you are short of breath. It doesn't! shortness of breath or dyspnea have nothing to do with your oxygen level, and treating one will not help the other. Keep that in mind.

In brief: Not clear...

Medicare currently pays for <88%, but the nih is doing a trial to determine if o2 therapy really helps.
There is reason to believe it doesn't. One big problem is the perception (by mds and patients alike) that oxygen helps if you are short of breath. It doesn't! shortness of breath or dyspnea have nothing to do with your oxygen level, and treating one will not help the other. Keep that in mind.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine

In brief: 88%

Medicare covers supplemental oxygen use for those who demonstrate saturation levels at 88% or lower as measured by an oximeter.

In brief: 88%

Medicare covers supplemental oxygen use for those who demonstrate saturation levels at 88% or lower as measured by an oximeter.
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman
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