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Sleep960 turns to telehealth to increase adherence


FORT MYERS, Fla. – Signature Sleep Services (dba Sleep960), in conjunction with, has initiated a telehealth service solution for patients experiencing difficulties adapting to and living with sleep apnea.

CareTouch launches sleep therapy compliance solution


DENVER, Colo. – CareTouch Communications has launched Adhere, a sleep therapy compliance management service for HME providers, according to a press release.

One-on-one time improves CPAP compliance, research finds


ATLANTA – Two-and-a-half hours of contact time between patients and respiratory therapists (RTs) within the first 30 days of using CPAP devices increases compliance, according to new research.

Attack audit challenges with compliance programs


ATLANTA – Providers must make compliance a priority because the stakes have never been higher to get paid and stay paid, a powerhouse panel of industry stakeholders said at Medtrade.

Don't get popped by HIPAA


GWCC – If you haven't updated your HIPAA policies and procedures lately, it's time to get your ducks in a row, says attorney Denise Fletcher.

Can any healthcare provider be compliant?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

With everything going on in the HME industry right now, it's hard to believe that any other industry has it as bad.



Q. How do I make sure I’m delivering oxygen the right way?

A. For starters, it helps if you can remember short, but catchy, phrases such as “If it won’t connect, don’t connect” and “Take a look before you hook.”

The Heartland Conference, day 2, in words plus one picture

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

When The VGM Group's Jim Walsh asked attendees how many of them were at The Heartland Conference for the first time, about one-third of the room raised its hands. Considering the event is in its ninth year, that's pretty impressive.

Auld lang syne, CPAP issues? Not so fast

Thursday, December 31, 2009

At this time of year we editors like to cull top 10 lists. On this last day of 2009 I perused our stats to see what the top story was for specialty providers.

Pulmonologists blacklisting providers? Beneficiaries taking CPAPs hostage? The crazy world of compliance.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's been just over a year since Medicare's new compliance requirements went into effect for CPAP. Over the past year, I have checked in regularly with CPAP providers to see how its going. For the most part, providers take the good with the bad and simply try to take care of patients.