From: Zanesville Time-Recorder
I have more than 30 years experience as a respiratory therapist and as a manager of a durable medical equipment companies specializing in oxygen and respiratory therapy services in the Zanesville area.
A recent USA Today editorial about Medicare bidding competition painted a grossly unfair picture of our industry.
When I started working in home oxygen the equipment was very cumbersome, required considerably more service and was more costly than today. Also the market dictated that in order to get referrals from physicians the customers needed follow ups by a respiratory therapist. Even with all this, respiratory therapist proved …