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Studies: COPD deaths increase, CPAP therapy improves with support from partner

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08/18/2017

In 2015, 3.2 million people died from COPD worldwide, an increase of 11.6% compared to 1990, according to an article published in the journal The Lancet.

House questions CPAP bundling program

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08/17/2017

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group in the House of Representatives is circulating a congressional sign-on letter that asks CMS to delay a CPAP bundling pilot program from the next round of competitive bidding.

Video makes patients more likely to stick with CPAP

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07/21/2017

DENVER – Sleep apnea patients were more likely to use their CPAP machines after watching video of themselves struggling to breathe, according to a new study led by Mark Aloia, Ph.D., a sleep expert at National Jewish Health in Denver.

CPAP helps keep COPD patients out of hospitals, study shows

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07/12/2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Although PAP therapy is associated with a reduction in hospitalization for COPD patients, more than 92% of patients are not receiving the therapy, according to a recently published study funded by Royal Philips. The retrospective study, led by Dr.

Brightree beefs up resupply management solution

Acquisition comes on heels of integration with VGM Fulfillment for drop shipping
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07/05/2017

ATLANTA – Brightree announced today that it has bought AllCall Connect, a Joliet, Ill.-based provider of live-calling solutions for CPAP patient resupply, its second acquisition in as many months.

Keep it clean

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06/26/2017

For the millions of people living with sleep apnea, CPAP machines can be life-changing, but regular upkeep is required to maintain their peak performance.

CPAP withdrawal: It may foster diabetes, heart disease, study says

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06/16/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – Not using CPAP therapy could have grave repercussions for patients with sleep apnea, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

In brief: Industry issues last call to action, OIG finds no access issues

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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders spent Friday pushing to get as many signatures as possible on a letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

OIG: Bid program did not impede access

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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – Most Medicare beneficiaries continued to have access to CPAP/RAD devices after Round 2 of the competitive bidding program began, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Persante spreads its expertise

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05/26/2017

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – Persante Health Care has joined the American Public Transportation Association to expand its sleep testing and therapy services into the transportation industry, one of a number of moves aimed at growing the provider’s presence in this growing market.

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