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Move over CPAP, there's a new therapy in town


Medicare's decision in November to pay for oral appliances to treat sleep apnea barely registered a blip on CPAP providers' radar.

Look for Internet dealers to sell more oxygen equipment, study says

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I came across this study the other day by Kalorama  Information, which predicts big changes are in store for the home respiratory market. Here's the executive summary, which I think you'll find interesting. MM

Sleep apnea: Taming the 'big, hairy beast'


While other providers fret over Medicare rules and reimbursement, Sleep Apnea Solutions has quietly carved itself a niche creating sleep wellness programs for employers.

While he was sleeping


Providers and other sleep advocates got a sneak peek at just what patients go through before they come in for a CPAP, thanks to what is believed to be the first-ever online sleep study in July.

Out of the office, but not out of my mind

Friday, August 6, 2010

The MED Group's Kelly Riley wanted me to give her a call next week so she could bend my ear a bit on CPAP audits in region C.

Taking apnea to the mall

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I don't follow football but I do follow sleep apnea and I know that football players are as likely to suffer from the disease as anyone else.

Average Joe tries to save Medicare money; Medicare says 'no thanks'

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Few people know about senseless government waste more than HME providers. But it seems beneficiaries might be taking notice as well.

Prison blues

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Add prison inmates to the growing list of niche populations for sleep apnea.

Executive director Ed Grandi, executive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association, gave a talk at a conference attended by health care providers who work with incarcerated adults and adolescents.