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Hoboken train crash caused by driver’s undiagnosed sleep apnea

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11/17/2016

HOBOKEN, N.J. – The engineer of the NJ Transit train that killed one woman and injured more than 100 others when it slammed into Hoboken Station has severe sleep apnea, according to his lawyer.

Inspire Medical raises $37M for sleep apnea device

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11/17/2016

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Inspire Medical Systems has accumulated $37.5 million in venture funding as it prepares to increase sales of its pacemaker-sized, implantable device used to treat sleep apnea.

Driver group seeks to halt sleep screening rule

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11/16/2016

WASHINGTON – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a challenge against a 2015 U.S. Department of Transportation rule that altered the driver medical examination process to include sleep apnea screening, according to Overdrive Magazine.

Joint committees approve sleep apnea recommendations

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10/27/2016

WASHINGTON – The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board voted to approve guidelines for obstructive sleep apnea screening for truck drivers during a joint m

Speaker spotlight: Be aware of dentists

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10/21/2016

Sleep dentists are fast becoming a new identifier of hundreds if not thousands of sleep disordered patients, not all of whom will be suitable for oral appliance therapy, says Medtrade speaker Daniel Brown.

In brief: Utilization drops in Round 2 bid areas, retail finalists named

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10/21/2016

WASHINGTON – The number of Medicare beneficiaries receiving DMEPOS in Round 2 areas decreased more than twice as much from 2012 to 2014 than in non-bid areas, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Sleep program pushes culture change

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07/08/2016

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – A new sleep apnea pilot program aims to nudge patients along the “patient pathway” using a digital platform.

TotalCare launches sleep pilot

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06/28/2016

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – TotalCare eHealth has finalized its Sleep Apnea Continuum of Care Program and launched a primary care pilot program.

Philips Respironics spreads out

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06/21/2016

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics recently received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for a new tool that it believes better positions healthcare providers to improve outcomes for patients with chronic sleep and respiratory conditions.

FMCSA extends comment deadline on sleep rule

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06/09/2016

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have extended the public comment period on the potential impact of requiring sleep-apnea tests for commercial drivers and rail workers.

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