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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.

Stakeholders ‘aghast’ at bid proposal

‘We’ve already stripped the benefit and I don’t think there’s any more savings to be had’
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02/16/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say they are as surprised as anyone by a proposal to expand Medicare’s competitive bidding program to rural areas.

CMS upends oxygen CMN

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02/16/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has changed the guidelines for reporting a patient’s oxygen flow rate on a CMN, a move that will have two serious implications for providers, particularly those servicing the critically ill, says Andrea Stark.

CRT stakeholders line up strategy

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02/16/2018

WASHINGTON – NCART and NRRTS have three, ideally two, legislative asks for their National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference, April 25-26.

New CHME CEO makes good on cliché

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02/16/2018

FOSTER CITY Calif. – After a lengthy tenure at Apria Healthcare, Lauren Barranti says taking the helm at the much smaller CHME presents exciting new challenges.

In brief: Stakeholders continue push for IFR, host Hill briefing

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02/16/2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has asked Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to tell him, in writing, the specific steps he would take to make sure the agency reviews and releases an interim final rule.

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