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Study: Technology can shape response to CPAP therapy


ANDOVER, Mass. – Users of SleepMapper, a mobile app and web-based solution from Philips Respironics, have a 22% higher adherence rate to PAP therapy than non-users, according to a study that the company released this week at SLEEP 2014.

U-Sleep, Universal Software integrate


HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – HME providers can now access Umbian’s U-Sleep compliance monitoring solution directly from Universal Software Solutions’ Healthcare Data Management System (HDMS) billing management platform.

Sleep960 turns to telehealth to increase adherence


FORT MYERS, Fla. – Signature Sleep Services (dba Sleep960), in conjunction with, has initiated a telehealth service solution for patients experiencing difficulties adapting to and living with sleep apnea.

CareTouch launches sleep therapy compliance solution


DENVER, Colo. – CareTouch Communications has launched Adhere, a sleep therapy compliance management service for HME providers, according to a press release.

One-on-one time improves CPAP compliance, research finds


ATLANTA – Two-and-a-half hours of contact time between patients and respiratory therapists (RTs) within the first 30 days of using CPAP devices increases compliance, according to new research.

Attack audit challenges with compliance programs


ATLANTA – Providers must make compliance a priority because the stakes have never been higher to get paid and stay paid, a powerhouse panel of industry stakeholders said at Medtrade.

Don't get popped by HIPAA


GWCC – If you haven't updated your HIPAA policies and procedures lately, it's time to get your ducks in a row, says attorney Denise Fletcher.

Can any healthcare provider be compliant?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

With everything going on in the HME industry right now, it's hard to believe that any other industry has it as bad.



Q. How do I make sure I’m delivering oxygen the right way?

A. For starters, it helps if you can remember short, but catchy, phrases such as “If it won’t connect, don’t connect” and “Take a look before you hook.”

The Heartland Conference, day 2, in words plus one picture

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

When The VGM Group's Jim Walsh asked attendees how many of them were at The Heartland Conference for the first time, about one-third of the room raised its hands. Considering the event is in its ninth year, that's pretty impressive.