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Travel CPAP ready for ‘next wave’

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04/06/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Providers expect to see sales of travel CPAPs increase as the devices become more visible in the public domain.

O&P gets some respect

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03/21/2018

Todd Eagen is not an O&P practitioner, but in his role as president of the Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America, he advocates as much for recognition of the important role they play in patient care as he does for regulatory changes to improve the profession.

Reporter's notebook: CPAP providers embrace group supports

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03/21/2018

A new group dedicated to sleep disorders could pack a lot of value for patients, say CPAP providers.

Mail-order changes a ‘good first step’

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03/09/2018

WASHINGTON – Requiring CMS to enforce its own rules for the mail-order diabetes program will help to preserve beneficiary choice, say stakeholders.

Cigna, Express Scripts plan merger

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03/09/2018

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – Health insurance giant Cigna Corporation plans to acquire Express Scripts for $67 billion, it announced Thursday.

Lymphedema advocates apply consistent pressure

‘The cost of compression garments is so much less than the cost of complications’
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03/02/2018

WASHINGTON – One of the most supported healthcare-related bills currently pending in Congress, this may be the year H.R. 930 crosses the finish line, lymphedema advocates say.

Sleep alliance aims to connect sleep community

‘We can all learn from one another’
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02/27/2018

DARIEN, Ill. ­– With so many health diagnoses vying for the public’s attention, the voice of sleep disorders has been underrepresented, says the chairwoman of a new patient-centered group.

Conference offers 'lots to think about'

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02/27/2018

PHOENIX – Attendees at this year’s National Home Infusion Association annual conference will learn the nuts and bolts of operating in a changing environment, organizers say.

New study links non-adherence to CPAP therapy to hospital readmissions

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02/23/2018

DARIEN, Ill. – Non-adherence to CPAP therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions, according to a study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea published in the Feb. 15 issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Congress passes payment fix for home infusion

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02/09/2018

WASHINGTON – Passage of a temporary payment for infusion services validates the role those services play in caring for patients and reducing costs, stakeholders say.

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