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Sleep therapy: There's no 'CPAP killer'—yet


YARMOUTH, Maine – Although CPAP remains the treatment of choice for sleep apnea, some HME providers say consumers are pushing for alternatives, so they’re carrying those, too.

OIG rejects sleep proposal


DARIEN, Ill. – It’s back to the drawing board for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) in its efforts to expand the role of physicians in sleep therapy.

Talk up home sleep testing


Even though HME providers can’t conduct home sleep tests themselves, at least not when Medicare is the payer, they should still be very much vested in the success of the market, vendors say.

Wanted: Endorsers and influencers


SAN DIEGO – BodyMedia popped onto the HME radar screen recently when it announced that it would use $12 million in new funding to expand into the diabetes and sleep markets.

National Sleep Therapy buys Rest Ensured Medical


CONCORD, N.H. – National Sleep Therapy (NST) has acquired Rest Ensured Medical (REM), kicking off a “growth phase” for the four-year-old company.

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Home Health Depot adds 2,500 patients


INDIANAPOLIS – Home Health Depot continues its growth spurt with the acquisition of RCS Management's respiratory business, it announced April 24.

The deal gives Home Health Depot about 2,500 new patients.

The chronicles of California, part 1

Monday, February 6, 2012

This morning, JoEllen Reed, our West Coast sales rep, and I decided to pop in on a couple of HME providers while we’re in the San Diego area visiting HME manufacturers.

United Healthcare and the nationals

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Two providers, now, have asked me whether United Healthcare, as part of its new clinical policies for testing and treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea, has contracted with four national providers to provide APAP devices.

It appears, yes...and no.

An HME provider is the complete package

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I think it's worth highlighting a comment to my last blog about a recent OIG opinion criticizing arrangements between DME providers and sleep labs whereby the DME provider pays the sleep lab to perform certain services related to setting up pati