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Is my oxygen supplier required to provide an oxygen concentrator if I fly?

No. If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and require oxygen therapy, your oxygen supplier is not required to furnish you with an airline-approved portable oxygen concentrator. In addition, Medicare will not pay for any oxygen related to air travel. Your oxygen supplier is, however, required to provide you with oxygen at your destination. You might be able to rent a portable oxygen concentrator from your oxygen supplier to use during air travel. Airline-approved rentals are also available through online companies where they work with most airlines and provide the documentation required for your travel. 

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