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Attention Veterans who use Home Oxygen!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

There has been a minor change you need to be aware of on home oxygen.  You are now required to renew it yearly.  You can accomplish this with just a simple finger probe test and at your next primary care appointment.

Please talk to your provider at your next visit.  If you are not scheduled for an appointment by the time your oxygen comes up for renewal you will automatically be scheduled for the test either at the main facility in Salt Lake City or at one of our community clinics closest to you.

If you only wear oxygen at night or if you do not qualify for oxygen renewal based on the last finger probe test you will need to complete an overnight oximetry study.  This may be done by an outside contractor for the VA.  In most cases the contractor will get in touch with you about the test.

If you are not using your oxygen, please contact the Home Oxygen staff within the Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service at (801) 584-1220 to arrange for discontinue and equipment pick up.  We also ask that you use your oxygen concentrator as much as possible, and only use your tanks while you are away from your concentrator.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Margie Daley, Lead Home Oxygen Respiratory Therapist, at 1-(800) 612-6013 or (801) 582-1565 ext. 2279.

We appreciate your cooperation and support.