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Untreated sleep apnea has economic impact

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10/21/2016

The economic burden of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea is nearly $150 billion dollars, according to a new study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

An app for the support gap

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10/21/2016

PARK CITY, Utah – As the diabetes epidemic grows, the Dollar Diabetes Club has launched an app to help patients manage their disease.

Four sleep companies merge

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10/11/2016

GREENVILLE, S.C. – SleepWorks and MedBridge Home Medical, both subsidiaries of MedBridge Healthcare, have completed their acquisition of Active Healthcare’s CPAP business and its IntegraSleep sleep lab business.

Stakeholders take aim

‘I think an annual compliance requirement would probably be sufficient,’ says AAH’s Laura Williard
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09/30/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders hope a recent meeting will open up a dialogue between Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and CPAP providers who have concerns with some of the insurer’s requirements.

OIG details spike in vent billing

For E0464, Medicare paid 215,379 claims in 2015 vs. 2,258 claims in 2009, according to new report
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09/27/2016

WASHINGTON – Medicare paid 85 times more claims for noninvasive ventilators in 2015 than it did in 2009, says a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Tyler Wilson has a plan

NHIA exec seeks to push legislation over finish line
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09/23/2016

Tyler Wilson has just wrapped an “exciting” first year as president and CEO of the National Home Infusion Association. Wilson is a familiar name to many in the HME industry from his tenure at the helm of AAHomecare.

Vents: Stakeholders disagree on way forward

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09/23/2016

WASHINGTON – Despite widespread agreement that the ventilator product category needs major improvements, the HME industry is divided on how that should be done.

For sale: CPAP machine, slightly used

HME providers caution private sales of medical devices
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09/16/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – People know Craigslist as a place where they can find anything from a used car to a new roommate, but listings for medical devices like CPAP machines are giving HME providers pause.

Vent reform now has support in both House, Senate

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09/16/2016

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has followed the Senate and introduced a bill this week that would increase Medicare reimbursement for ventilators by 20% on Jan.

National contract supplier to pay $12M settlement

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09/08/2016

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Healthcare Supply, a national contract supplier for mail-order diabetes supplies, and two of its executives have agreed to pay the government more than $12.2 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act.

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