Normal oxygen levels are generally between 99% and 95% during waking hours. During the night your oxygen levels naturally drop because you don’t breathe as deeply while sleeping. Your oxygen saturation levels should ideally remain above 90%. If your saturation levels dip below 88% your doctor is likely to prescribe supplemental oxygen for nighttime use. Many portable oxygen concentrators are equipped for use while sleeping.
Topics: portable oxygen concentrators
It’s hard to believe that fall is here and we’re well on our way to holiday season. It signals that the end of the year is fast approaching and that means that the deadline to spend the funds in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) is approaching as well. Many plans rollover until the next year, while some have a, use it or lose it clause. To avoid losing your ability to utilize funds that are rightfully yours, it’s important to find out which kind of plan you have.
Portable oxygen concentrators with pulse flow deliver oxygen intermittently based on your breathing rate. Essentially, every time you inhale the concentrator detects your inhalation it triggers a bolus dose of oxygen to be delivered.
The #1 Question We Get Asked
The number one question we get asked from patients everywhere is, “Will insurance or Medicare pay for my portable oxygen concentrator?”
In a perfect world, every medical expense you incur would be covered by insurance or Medicare. We would absolutely love to get all of our patients the machine they want with $0 out of pocket. It would benefit everyone in the industry from patients to health care professionals to health care businesses.
This post was updated: 6/9/2021
Well, 2020 has wrapped up and I think we can all agree that it's be one crazy year, even in the oxygen industry... We've seen some groundbreaking technology get released, we've seen a couple of brand new concentrators get released, and that's just the tip of the iceberg when we look forward to 2021.