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Eric Parkhill

CPAP bundling: ‘Fix’ for non-existent problem


WASHINGTON – Providers don’t know what to make of CMS’s plan to implement bundled payments for CPAP, but say they doubt it’s a good thing.

'In this industry, you have to diversify'


In 2008, CMS said it would pay for the therapy, but it prohibited CPAP providers from doing both the tests and the CPAP setups. That doesn't mean providers can't enter into the market, said Parkhill, but they must follow legal guidelines closely.