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    Afib & Bronchiactisis
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    SharonR12 posted:
    I have Bronchiactisis. I was critical last year and developed Afib and had a blood clot in my lungs. After 9 months of hopitalizations and rehab, I am now home. My O2 scores are above 90 but with my heart and lung problems combined my doctor and I both feel I should have oxygen; however I don't qualify because of my O2 scores. Has anyone been approved for O2 at home for these combined conditions? I am currently having to pay for my Oxygen and as I became disabled and lost my job last year, if I could get my insurance to cover this need, it would help me greatly.
     
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    James_Beckerman_MD responded:
    I am not an expert on insurance requirements for oxygen therapy, but there are usually cut-off points - saturations at rest and activity - that are used to make recommendations. The exact cause of symptoms is generally less important than their impact.
     
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    An_239876 replied to James_Beckerman_MD's response:
    I wrote a blog entry about this specifically to try and find more people suffering from Bronchiectasis. http://wp.me/p1vJzd-1x Truly ...I'm not a spammer looking for "hits" ...I'm looking for as much info and peer support/advice as possible. I hope you join me at my one blog entry on this topic. http://wp.me/p1vJzd-1x


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