Respiratory aids include breathing machines, oxygen equipment, and humidifiers. A physician must recommend the equipment based on sufficient pulmonary studies.
Clients in a nursing home do not need prior approval.
Clients living at home need prior approval for oxygen equipment.
Clients do not need prior approval for the first 30 days of service. For periods longer than 30 days, the decision on the request for prior approval must be made within 30 days.