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The Netflix effect: Adults give up sleep to binge-watch


DARIEN, Ill. – A “whopping” 88% of American adults have lost sleep due to binge-watching a TV show or streaming series, according to the results of a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Five lawmakers introduce SMART vent bill


WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that would delay the inclusion of ventilators from the competitive bidding program for five years.

CPAP supplies: OIG adds another layer of scrutiny


WASHINGTON – Providers who get request letters from the Office of Inspector General for documentation for CPAP replacement supplies need to take them seriously, because there could be a lot of money at stake, say industry stakeholders.

DMS looks beyond strips


NEW ORLEANS –With the national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies drastically changing the marketplace, provider Cynthia Pazos made a deliberate shift toward insulin pumps and other advanced diabetes therapies in 2016—and hasn’t looked back.

CMS downplays vent concerns


WASHINGTON – CMS says it has safeguards in place to protect beneficiary access to non-invasive ventilators during Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Essentially Women focuses on conference


WATERLOO, Iowa – Essentially Women’s annual conference will take place Feb. 8-10, 2020, at the Hilton Tampa Downtown in Tampa, Fla., offering education and CEUs.

NHIA: Patient survey heightens advocacy efforts

‘There is no more important voice than that of the patient’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The results of a recent patient satisfaction survey bolster efforts to make home infusion therapy more accessible, says Connie Sullivan, president of the National Home Infusion Association.

NHIA pushes lawmakers for fix


WASHINGTON – Forty-six members of the National Home Infusion Association met with more than 70 Congressional offices on Oct. 1 to discuss concerns with how CMS plans to implement a payment policy for home infusion services.

Sleep Data takes BetterNight national with investment


SAN DIEGO – Sleep Data and BetterNight, providers of sleep therapy services, and HCAP Partners, an investor, have announced a $6 million round of growth funding.

Serial entrepreneurs: Stevens, Burns make another run at supplies


BUFORD, Ga. – Having already built one successful business, the team behind UroStat Healthcare hopes to repeat their winning formula for a second time.