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Pandemic solidifies role of telemedicine in sleep care, according to new paper

April 5, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Sleep medicine has proven to be a specialty that can offer complete and quality care remotely, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a recently published position paper.  While the technology to remotely connect doctor and patient has been in place for years, its use was limited until the pandemic, when CMS lifted restrictions on telehealth reimbursement and private companies followed suit.  “Delivering care during the pandemic...

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RESNA updates position paper on pediatrics

November 21, 2017HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - RESNA has published an updated position paper on the application of power mobility devices for pediatric users. The goal of the paper is to share typical clinical applications, as well as provide evidence from literature, supporting the application of power mobility for young children and to assist practitioners in decision-making and justification. The paper, approved by RESNA's board of directors on Nov. 2, has now been updated with more current and additional scientific literature....

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AASM stakes a claim to home sleep testing

October 17, 2017HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Only a physician can diagnose medical conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea and primary snoring, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine states in a new position paper on home sleep apnea testing.The AASM also states that the need for, and appropriateness of, an HSAT must be based on the patient's medical history and a face-to-face examination by a physician, either in person or via telemedicine.“A home sleep apnea test provides valuable information for the diagnostic assessment...

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RESNA revises position on tilt and recline

August 13, 2015HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - RESNA has released an updated position paper on tilt, recline and elevating legrests. “Since the original publication in 2010, there's been additional scientific evidence for various functional uses for tilt, recline and elevating legrests,” said lead author Brad Dicianno, medical director at the University of Pittsburgh. RESNA states that these features are often medically necessary, allowing users to realign posture, improve respiration, bowel and bladder function,...

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