Oxygen Concentrator FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Oxygen Concentrators 

  1. What are the benefits of oxygen therapy?
  2. Why Should I Purchase an Oxygen Concentrator from this Company Instead of Any Other Online Store?
  3. What methods are used to supply home oxygen?
  4. Do I need a doctor’s prescription to receive oxygen therapy?
  5. Will Medicare or private insurance cover some or all of my oxygen concentrator costs?
  6. Can I use a portable oxygen concentrator in my car?
  7. Can I take a portable oxygen concentrator on an airplane?

Many individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) who are prescribed oxygen therapy have lots of questions.  Many patients already on oxygen therapy are excited to learn about new portable oxygen concentrator technology that can give them freedom to leave their homes and live normally again.  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from patients who are prescribed oxygen therapy:


Health Benefits of Oxygen TherapyWhat are the benefits of oxygen therapy?

Numerous studies have shown that COPD patients who use supplemental oxygen live longer and have more active lives than individuals not receiving oxygen.  Oxygen therapy is based on the premise that all human cells require sufficient levels of oxygen to function properly.  Exercise is often easier for individuals receiving supplemental oxygen because more oxygen is getting to the muscles.  Receiving oxygen also helps to reverse the long-term effects of oxygen deficiency on the heart.  Oxygen therapy has also been known reduce sleep disruption while also improving concentration and memory levels. Click Here to read more about benefits of oxygen therapy.

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Why Should I Purchase an Oxygen Concentrator from this Company Instead of Any Other Online Store?

You will regret buying an oxygen concentrator anywhere else then right here, because of these compelling reasons.

  1. First of all, we are a respected resource, notice the presentation of current customers flashing to the right.  OscarAir, Inc. and its affiliated companies provide the world’s largest resource of air quality equipment for hospitals, laboratories, universities and government agencies.  Our customer support staff is doctor trained and qualified.
     

  2. Secondly, we guarantee the lowest price for oxygen concentrators!  Besides the lowest price, you will also receive FREE 2nd day delivery.  Your product is always kept in stock and will promptly ship the same day you order it, when ordered by 3pm eastern standard time.  Orders placed after 3pm go out the very next business day.
     

  3. Thirdly, we offer you help obtaining your oxygen concentrator in as many ways possible.  Our doctor trained staff is knowledgeable of Medicare and insurance.  For those who must purchase out of pocket, we offer 18 month interest free financing.  Furthermore we also offer a $100 monthly payment plan.
     

  4. After the sale, we provide FREE ongoing 24 hour - 7 day technical support hotline.
     

  5. As a FREE Gift, we are giving away a spare Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for those who purchase the Inogen One.  The battery pack is a $295 value.

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What methods are used to supply home oxygen?

There are 3 types of systems available for the supply of oxygen:  Compressed Gas – this is oxygen stored under pressure in a cylinder equipped with a regulator that controls the flow rate.  Liquid Oxygen – is oxygen stored as extremely cold liquid in a vessel very much like a thermos.  The liquid converts to gas upon release and you breathe it in the same as compressed gas.  The third type of home oxygen system is the Oxygen Concentrator.  An oxygen concentrator is an electrically powered device that separates oxygen from the room air, concentrates and delivers it at your prescribed rate.  This system is less expensive than liquid oxygen and eliminates the need for re-supply of oxygen cylinders.  Learn more about types of oxygen therapy.

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Oxygen Therapy Patient with CannulaDo I need a doctor’s prescription to receive oxygen therapy?

Oxygen concentrators are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a prescription from a physician must be issued to receive oxygen therapy.  Your physician will order a blood test to determine what your oxygen level is.  The prescription will indicate the flow rate of how much oxygen you need per minute (liters per minute or LPM) and when you need to use oxygen.  Many websites will allow you to fax your physician’s prescription for oxygen therapy.

On this website, OxygenConcentrators.org, you may fax your prescription and apply for a free consultation with Dr. Donnelly to see if you qualify for a oxygen concentrator at little or no cost.  Simply CLICK HERE and answer a few questions.  A member of our staff will review your information and inform you of your options.

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Will Medicare or private insurance cover some or all of my oxygen concentrator costs?

If your physician has prescribed oxygen therapy and you are eligible for Part B coverage, Medicare will cover rental of oxygen equipment, or if you purchase equipment, Medicare will help pay for systems that furnish oxygen, oxygen storage containers, tubing and related supplies and oxygen contents.  Medicare’s coverage policies vary slightly from region to region, but generally Medicare Part B provides benefits at 80% of allowable charges.  The patient is responsible for the remaining 20%, either directly or through their private health insurance policy.  Private insurance carriers vary even more.  Call your insurance agent to clarify exactly what your policy pays towards home oxygen therapy.  Click here to see more options for obtaining an oxygen concentrator.

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Portable Oxygen Concentrator used by Driver in CarCan I use a portable oxygen concentrator in my car?

Yes, there are newly designed portable oxygen concentrators on the market like the SeQual Eclipse or Inogen One that are perfect for automobile travel.  You can use rechargeable batteries or simply plug the unit into the car’s accessory outlet (lighter).  The Eclipse or Inogen portable oxygen concentrators can be placed out of the way, behind the front seat, allowing you to travel freely.  Learn more about portable oxygen concentrators used in cars.

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Can I take a portable oxygen concentrator on an airplane?

Portable Oxygen  Concentrators for Air TravelYes, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a select group of portable oxygen concentrators for air travel, including the Inogen One and the SeQual Eclipse.  Be certain to check with your air carrier first because not all airlines allow portable oxygen concentrators onboard.  Check with your airlines website to see if they allow these units and what their requirements are.  Most air carriers have a form that must be filled out prior to departure and must include your physician’s prescription.  Find out more about oxygen concentrators approved for commercial airlines.

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