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Untreated sleep apnea has economic impact


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.

Report: Untreated sleep apnea costs billions


DARIEN, Ill. – Undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea costs nearly $150 billion annually in the United States, according a new report commissioned by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Sleep group asks Oklahoma to reconsider dumping CPAP coverage


OKLAHOMA CITY – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is urging Oklahoma Medicaid program to reinstate coverage for sleep studies and CPAP devices for adult patients.

AAHomecare, AASM meet on CPAP documentation issues


CHICAGO – There’s definite room for improvement when it comes to communication between physicians and providers, stakeholders say.

Time for a nap. I mean, app.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It always catches me by surprise when I am reading an article in a mainstream magazine (in other words, pretty much anything but my de riguer copy of HME News) and I happen upon a story featuring someone I've interviewed for HME News. 

OIG rejects sleep proposal


DARIEN, Ill. – It’s back to the drawing board for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) in its efforts to expand the role of physicians in sleep therapy.

'I know DME providers are not excited about this model'


Dr. Sam Fleishman knows that when it comes to efforts to allow physicians to provide CPAP devices, it looks like he’s trying to push HME providers out of the loop (see related story, page 1).