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Costly OSA: CDC enlists AASM in raising awareness

September 28, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a grant to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for a new awareness program focused on improving recognition of obstructive sleep apnea.  Nearly 30 million American adults have OSA and 80% are undiagnosed, costing the U.S. more than $149 billion annually in increased health care and mental health care costs, lost work productivity and increased accidents, according to a press release.  “Millions...

AASM, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, osa


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Sleep app puts ‘patients at the center’

August 27, 2021Tracy Orzel

DARIEN, Ill. – A proposed web-based app called “MySleepVillage” took second place in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s first ever Change Agents, a contest designed to generate creative ideas for diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea.  The app aims to streamline patient communication and testing; connect to physicians, insurers and medical equipment companies; and provide options for remote monitoring of CPAP usage. The team behind it estimates that...

AASM, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Therapy


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In brief: Congressional caucus on sleep, Sullivan Health’s first acquisition, telehealth expansion finalized

December 3, 2020HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has created a Congressional Sleep Health Caucus to promote healthy sleep and the importance of high-quality, patient-centered care for patients.   The caucus is co-chaired by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill.  “As we deal with the unique challenges and added stress brought on by the COVID pandemic, the necessity of good, quality sleep is all too clear,” said Lofgren. “Insufficient sleep...

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AASM names new board president

June 12, 2019HME News Staff

SAN ANTONIO - Dr. Kelly Carden was announced as the 34th president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's board of directors. She assumed the role during SLEEP 2019, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLCS, a joint venture of the AASM and the Sleep Research Society. Carden will serve a one-year term leading the 10,000 physicians, scientists, advanced practice providers and allied health professionals who make up AASM's membership. She has been an AASM member since...

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AASM recruits providers, patients

January 17, 2018HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has formed a new patient-focused membership organization, the American Alliance for Healthy Sleep, to improve the lives of sleep apnea sufferers through advocacy, education and support. AASM seeks healthcare providers and patients to become members of the new organization. “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine established the American Alliance for Healthy Sleep to bring health care providers and patients with sleep disorders together to...

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AASM stakes a claim to home sleep testing

October 17, 2017HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Only a physician can diagnose medical conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea and primary snoring, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine states in a new position paper on home sleep apnea testing.The AASM also states that the need for, and appropriateness of, an HSAT must be based on the patient's medical history and a face-to-face examination by a physician, either in person or via telemedicine.“A home sleep apnea test provides valuable information for the diagnostic assessment...

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AASM: CPAP may also improve diabetes

June 4, 2013HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - Citing a study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago, physicians at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) say CPAP treatment may also relieve symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, according to a press release. As a result, the group is urging diabetes patients to get evaluated for sleep apnea. “Diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea from a board-certified sleep medicine physician will promote improvement in these conditions—including improved insulin sensitivity,...

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Are docs trying to creep into CPAP biz?

September 28, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DARIEN, Ill. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) thinks sleep physicians should be able to provide CPAP devices and other sleep therapy to Medicare beneficiaries.The association, which wants to create a "safe harbor" that will allow board-certified sleep medicine physicians to perform and interpret sleep tests, provide CPAP devices and track outcomes, recently sent a letter to its members seeking donations to its political action committee. The money will be used to support lawmakers...

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