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ResMed studies connect the dots on central sleep apnea

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05/23/2017

SAN DIEGO – People with treatment-emergent central sleep apnea (CSA) have a significantly greater risk of terminating CPAP therapy, according to a new ResMed-sponsored study presented on May 22 at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

Urgency grows for complex rehab accessories

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05/19/2017

WASHINGTON – With July 1 looming, complex rehab technology stakeholders are asking everyone to step up efforts to get lawmakers to sign onto H.R. 1361 and S.

SoClean recognized for innovation

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05/19/2017

OXFORD, Mass. – SoClean, the makers of a CPAP sanitizer, was named the winner of the Small Business Association of New England Innovation award.

HOMES meeting wraps up with awards, boards

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05/19/2017

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Cathy Hamilton of Coastal Med Tech and Sean Andrews of Bedard Medical received the 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Award from HOMES during the association’s annual meeting, held May 8-9. Jason Morin of Home Care Specialists received the Christopher J.

RAC to perform rare underpayment review

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05/18/2017

ATLANTA – Performant Recovery, the DMEPOS RAC, will perform an underpayment review for Group 3 power wheelchair options. The Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act mandates that adjustments to the 2016 Medicare fee schedule amounts for certain DME based on information from the competitive bidding program cannot be applied to wheelchair accessories, including seating systems, and seat and back cushions furnished in connection with codes K0848—K0864. The change was effective Jan. 1, 2016 but CMS was unable to implement changes to its processing systems until July 1 2016. Payments during that time were based on adjusted fee schedule amounts. “DME suppliers rarely experience RAC underpayments, so this is a welcome change,” said Wayne van Halem, president of The van Halem Group, a division of the VGM Group. “Many folks don’t know this, but the RACs are funded to find underpayments, in addition to overpayments and in this environment, every little bit helps.”

Legal wrangle: ResMed withdraws complaint, plans to refile

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05/18/2017

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has filed a motion to dismiss a complaint against Fisher & Paykel so that it can refile using new evidence it has gathered that will it a give stronger case, according to a press release.

Online CPAP provider compares travel devices

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05/17/2017

WEST BERLIN, N.J. – With a number of travel CPAP devices now on the market, Agile Medical, the parent company of www.thecpapshop.com, has developed a specific landing page on the website and posted a comparison guide and videos.

QS/1 seeks new leadership

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05/17/2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Tammy Devine, president of QS/1, will retire later this year. Devine began her career at the company as a programmer, nearly 35 years ago. She became president in 2011 after holding a series of managerial roles, including executive vice president.

Meet Emma, your home infusion guide

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05/16/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Repro Med Systems, dba RMS Medical Products, will launch a social media marketing campaign at the National Home Infusion Association Conference and Expo on May 22. RMS will introduce “Emma” as the new face of the company.

Short takes: sleep apnea

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05/16/2017

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a case from a truck driver who claimed his employer violated his rights by requiring him to get tested for sleep apnea opens the door for trucking companies to more widely require the tests, according to Trucks.com.

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