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Joint committees approve sleep apnea recommendations


WASHINGTON – The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board voted to approve guidelines for obstructive sleep apnea screening for truck drivers during a joint m

Speaker spotlight: Be aware of dentists


Sleep dentists are fast becoming a new identifier of hundreds if not thousands of sleep disordered patients, not all of whom will be suitable for oral appliance therapy, says Medtrade speaker Daniel Brown.

In brief: Utilization drops in Round 2 bid areas, retail finalists named


WASHINGTON – The number of Medicare beneficiaries receiving DMEPOS in Round 2 areas decreased more than twice as much from 2012 to 2014 than in non-bid areas, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Sleep program pushes culture change


BROOMFIELD, Colo. – A new sleep apnea pilot program aims to nudge patients along the “patient pathway” using a digital platform.

TotalCare launches sleep pilot


BROOMFIELD, Colo. – TotalCare eHealth has finalized its Sleep Apnea Continuum of Care Program and launched a primary care pilot program.

Philips Respironics spreads out


MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics recently received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for a new tool that it believes better positions healthcare providers to improve outcomes for patients with chronic sleep and respiratory conditions.

FMCSA extends comment deadline on sleep rule


WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have extended the public comment period on the potential impact of requiring sleep-apnea tests for commercial drivers and rail workers.

Feds host listening sessions on sleep apnea proposal


WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration will hold three public listening sessions in May to gather information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among those working in highway and rail transportation,

Groups surveys drivers on sleep apnea


ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Transportation Research Institute has launched an online survey seeking input from commercial drivers on a number of issues related to sleep apnea.

Sleep: Is it time to rethink the message?


Provider Lisa Feierstein has long extolled the virtues of a good night’s sleep, but this year she’s taking her message beyond the CPAP.