Being able to breathe properly and efficiently are, of course, important concerns, and Aeroflow Healthcare is committed to improving patients’ breathing. This article will explain a few questions individuals have concerning the process one must go through to utilize Aeroflow’s home oxygen services.
Oxygen is paid for by insurance providers on a monthly basis. If your deductible is met, Medicare will pay 80% and you will be responsible for the 20% copay amount. Medicare will stop making payments on oxygen equipment after 36 months (3 years); however, you will continue to receive equipment, accessories and supplies from the same supplier at no charge until the end of the reasonable useful lifetime of the oxygen equipment. This time-frame is generally 5 years after the initial date equipment was delivered to you. If you are in need of oxygen equipment after this 5 year time frame, you can certainly receive more. You will simply restart the process and your insurance will also begin a new 36 month rental period as well.
It is important to know that you do not own your oxygen equipment after the 36 month period. The equipment still belongs to the supplier (Aeroflow), and they are still obligated to provide service to you. If your doctor informs you that you need to switch to a new type of oxygen equipment after the 36 month rental cap, we switch you to the new type of oxygen equipment as recommended without starting a new 36 month rental period. We will also furnish you oxygen equipment with replacement accessories at no charge for any period of medical need for the remainder of the reasonable useful lifetime of the equipment.
Take note that Medicare will replace lost, stolen or irreplaceably damaged oxygen equipment if they have completed the 36 month rental period of payments. If this equipment breaks after the 36 month rental period, you or your insurance will not be charged for replacements.