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Home Oxygen Therapy – Written Order Prior to Delivery (WOPD)

March 27th, 2018 - Raquel Shumway
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A Written Order (Prescription) Prior to Delivery (WOPD) must be provided to the supplier BEFORE the supplier delivers the oxygen and/or equipment to the patient.

The WOPD may be completed by an employee of the physician, but the physician must review, sign, and date the WOPD. An NP, CNS, or PA may complete, sign and date the WOPD in certain circumstances. (See page 10 of the MLN Booklet on Home Oxygen Therapy)

There are responsibilities included below for both the physician and the Supplier. These requirements must be met, in order to receive payment.

Table: Physician/Supplier Responsibilities

Responsibility Table

Medicare WOPD Requirements Table

Medicare Requirements for WOPD

There are several forms and requirements necessary for home oxygen therapy. Please see our article Home Oxygen Therapy for more information and links to other requirements.

Other Payment information can also be found on page 29-30 of the MLN Booklet on Home Oxygen Therapy

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