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Oxygen Concentrator
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Oxygen Concentrator
Does the VA supply an Oxygen Concentrator? If so what are the requirements?
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RE: Oxygen Concentrator
IMO I think they can do this. To qualify, one aspect is proof of 88% or less oxy for over 5 minutes overnight. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how I recall it.
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RE: Oxygen Concentrator
(11-23-2018, 11:14 AM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: IMO I think they can do this. To qualify, one aspect is proof of 88% or less oxy for over 5 minutes overnight. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how I recall it.

That's the requirement that Medicare uses. The VA has their own set of rules. Not sure what they are though.
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I'm interested in VA rules. Thanks
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It wouldn't hurt to call them to ask what the requirements are. Just google Veterans Administration in your area if you don't readily have a number.
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RE: Oxygen Concentrator
(11-23-2018, 12:08 PM)Walla Walla Wrote:
(11-23-2018, 11:14 AM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: IMO I think they can do this. To qualify, one aspect is proof of 88% or less oxy for over 5 minutes overnight. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how I recall it.

That's the requirement that Medicare uses. The VA has their own set of rules. Not sure what they are though.

Do they still have the x number of pushups in a minute requirement? Only kidding... Coffee having flashback of when I was decades younger. Oh-jeez
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RE: Oxygen Concentrator
They do. My brother in law got one from the VA. They checked his blood oxygen level at rest and then after walking.
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