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BioScrip ‘took its eye off the ball’

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11/11/2016

DENVER – With revenues at BioScrip sliding again in the third quarter, new President and CEO Daniel Greenleaf didn’t mince words on a recent earnings call.

Medtrade preview: Find out why dentists need to be on your radar

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10/28/2016

ATLANTA – 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.

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.

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