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Standards and Guidelines for Participation

Membership to the National Respiratory Network is limited to those MED members making the commitment to excellence in home respiratory care services. These elite MED members make numerous sacrifices, often with no additional reimbursement, to ensure that only the highest level of home respiratory care is provided to their patients. It is for these reasons that the following criteria for membership to MED’s National Respiratory Network be met.

I. General Criteria:

Active MED member in good standing.
Accredited by one of the MED recognized independent accrediting agencies.
Agree to vendor support/compliance program

II. Clinical & Staff Criteria:

Employ at least one, full time, appropriately credentialed and licensed (where applicable) respiratory care professional (RCP). RCP(s) are directly involved in the management and delivery of all respiratory related products and services.
National Respiratory Network members provide at least three (3) of the following home respiratory services:

  • Aerosol therapy
  • Apnea monitoring services
  • CPAP and Bi-level therapy
  • Diagnostic testing (i.e., polysomnography, pulse-oximetry)
  • Invasive mechanical ventilation
  • IPPB therapy
  • NPPV systems
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Respiratory disease management
  • Tracheostomy products
  • Unit dose medications

III. Specific Member Criteria:

Participation in MED’s traveling oxygen program (when applicable to the Member business model).
Willingness to share marketing materials, policy manuals, forms, etc.

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