Northwest Respiratory Services

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Iowa Managed Care Organizations

Moving forward into 2016, we will be prepared to continue to bill for your residents that meet the requirements. We would like to inform our customers, that we currently have three of the four contracts signed and ready to go, the fourth one, is in process.


On a regular basis, our customers send us patient census sheets to notify our billing department of any payer source changes or discharges. This is greatly beneficial and helps us update our billing statements before they get sent out. If your facility isn't already providing this to us, I would encourage you to do so. Some facilities have allowed us to access their electronic medical records for billing purposes. Since we are a business associate for these facilities, we aren't in violation of the HIPAA rules that exist. Since Northwest Respiratory has been utilizing this process, it has been very helpful and we are open to working with any customers who would like to offer access to their electronic medical records for billing purposes. If you are interested in setting this up for your facility, please contact myself or your billing representative to do so.


Our website has some valuable information and links to resources. Our Education/Inservices section allows access to our handbook which shows you how to care for equipment. Downloaded information is also available for things like:

+ Traveling with Oxygen
+ Oxygen Safety Rules
+ Your Oxygen Prescription
+ Oxygen System Troubleshooting
+ Infection Control
+ Emergency Preparedness
+ Your CPAP Prescription
+ CPAP/BiPAP Safety Precautions


Are you in need of staff education? Our in-services are available on DVD and live. They offer 1 CEU for nurses and are no charge for our customers. Click on the link below to see our available topics!