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Permobil Government Affairs Newsletter – June 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 07:06 AM  posted by jbuytaert

However, for Medicare beneficiaries with these and other health conditions, it’s getting harder and harder to get the required home medical equipment, services, and supplies they need to live safely and independently at home. Due to poor Medicare policy, over 40% of companies that provide this for patients have closed or can no longer take Medicare, leaving patients no choice but to go without, pay out of pocket, or even have to go into a hospital or nursing home to get what they need!

While we continue to work hard on your behalf to create Medicare policy changes, we need          your help!

Congress and Washington bureaucrats need to hear real world stories of the access issues Medicare beneficiaries are facing each day.

Let us know if you have experienced any of the following:

  • HME companies no longer taking new Medicare patients
  • HME companies closing
  • Being asked to pay up front because company no longer “takes assignment”
  • Paying out of pocket for the equipment/services and not filing a claim
  • No local company to provide equipment/services
  • Longer timeframes to get equipment/services

If you or a loved one have experienced issues like these, it’s important that you call us. Our free hotline enables you to share how you’ve been negatively impacted, and we are gathering information to share with Congress and the Administration.

Call us today at 800-404-8702!

People For Quality Care


Friday, June 16, 2017 @ 12:06 PM  posted by jbuytaert

It is well documented that the treatment of cluster headaches with high-flow oxygen brings relief. Your oxygen can be ordered through Handi Medical Supply!

According to the Mayo Clinic:


There’s no cure for cluster headaches. The goal of treatment is to decrease the severity of pain, shorten the headache period and prevent the attacks. Because the pain of a cluster headache comes on suddenly and might subside within a short time, cluster headache can be difficult to evaluate and treat, as it requires fast-acting medications.

Acute treatments

Fast-acting treatments available from your doctor include:

Oxygen. Briefly inhaling 100 percent oxygen through a mask at a minimum rate of at least 12 liters a minute provides dramatic relief for most who use it. The effects of this safe, inexpensive procedure can be felt within 15 minutes. Oxygen is generally safe and without side effects. The major drawback of oxygen is the need to carry an oxygen cylinder and regulator with you, which can make the treatment inconvenient and inaccessible at times.

Cleveland clinic:

How are cluster headaches treated? Read more

Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 10:06 AM  posted by jbuytaert

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 08:06 AM  posted by jbuytaert