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Treating OSA with CPAP, MAD devices does not improve BP, study finds

February 9, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The treatment of mild obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP devices or mandibular advancement devices does not improve blood pressure or endothelial function after one year, even in patients with effective treatments, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The study’s objectives were to evaluate and compare the effects of CPAP, MAD and no treatment on 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and peripheral arterial tonometry at six...

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ResMed posts ‘solid’ quarter

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ResMed posts ‘solid’ quarter

January 29, 2021HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – ResMed reported revenues increased to $800 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2020, a 7% increase compared to the same period in 2019.  Net income was $179.5 million vs. $160.6 million.  “Our second quarter results reflect continued solid performance and positive trends across our business, resulting in top-line growth,” said Mick Farrell, CEO. “In our core markets of sleep apnea, COPD and asthma, we are seeing continued sequential improvement...

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Sleeplay seeks ‘luxury’ status

December 21, 2020Tracy Orzel

MIAMI – Sleeplay, a new online shop, believes success in sleep therapy is about more than the right CPAP device and mask. “We want to be a luxury supermarket in the sleep area, because we know that it’s not only CPAP—that you need other equipment and items to be comfortable,” said Liliane Fuhrman, owner. “We accompany people on the first 90 days and it’s not easy to use these (products), so if you have other items that will help you be successful, we want...

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Resupply: Measure it to manage it 

December 14, 2020Mark Boardman

Q. How well is my CPAP compliance and resupply program performing compared to other HME providers? A. Perhaps one of the more useful statements pertaining to business excellence is, "If it can't be measured, it can't be managed." Applying this to key aspects of our businesses is critical if growth and improvement objectives are going to be achieved. If a business goal or objective is to become a leader in CPAP compliance and resupply, it is essential to know the industry benchmarks to...

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Sleeplay takes 'unconventional approach'

November 24, 2020HME News Staff

MIAMI - Sleeplay is a new CPAP shop for all things sleep, wellness and comfort. The company says it provides customers with an easy-to-use website, and convenient features like complimentary equipment troubleshooting and digital prescription uploads. “Sleeplay's unconventional approach to a somewhat archaic industry is exactly what this market needs and truly distinguishes us from other organizations in the space,” said Liliane Fuhrman, owner of Sleeplay. The website features hundreds...

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Repair Authority launches CPAP Medic

October 29, 2020HME News Staff

CLEVELAND - Repair Authority has launched CPAP Medic, a direct-to-patient CPAP and BiPAP repair service for customer-owned equipment. Repair Authority has 30 years of experience repairing equipment, including CPAPs, oxygen concentrators, ventilators and other respiratory equipment. “By the time patients find us, they are often desperate for help in getting their CPAP device repaired so they can resume therapy,” said Jesse Keirn, CEO. “Once their units become patient-owned and are...

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Protech sleeps well with latest acquisition

October 27, 2020HME News Staff

CINCINNATI - Protech Home Medical has acquired Sleepwell, a company based in Georgia with unaudited trailing 12-month annual revenues of about $13 million. Sleepwell has adjusted EBITDA of about $3.25 million, net income of about $2.5 million and no debt. The company provides sleep services in the Southeastern corridor, as well as Dayton, Ohio, which is a new market for Protech. It adds five locations and 15,000 active patients to Protech's roster. Dave McLeod, a 12-year veteran...

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Resupply Programs: Contract for expertise

October 5, 2020Mark Boardman

Q. What are the advantages of outsourcing my compliance and resupply program?A. As a previous HME owner and CPAP provider, we found it very challenging to consistently maintain maximum levels of patient compliance and supply orders.Optimizing our patient outreach many times required resources beyond the scope of our operation. Thus we resorted to inconsistent patient follow-up or engagement combined with an IVR (robo-dial) system. This, ultimately, did a disservice to the patient and their provider...

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sovaSage debuts software to manage sleep therapy patients

September 29, 2020HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - sovaSage has released TherapyAssist software to help home care providers manage their sleep apnea patients remotely. The patent-pending software assists respiratory therapists in managing CPAP, BiPAP and Auto-PAP therapies using artificial intelligence and novel computer vision, and leverages more than three years of research, development and field tests. The company says the software has the ability to: triple the number of patients that RTs can see in one day; reduce the number of...

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Resupply Programs: Establish point of differentiation

September 9, 2020Mark Boardman

Q. How do I maximize my CPAP compliance and resupply program?A. As a previous HME owner and CPAP provider, we found that focusing on the following key components allowed us to produce industry-leading results.Referral sourcesWe began by asking our referral sources what we can do to become an essential resource or partner to them. The answer was simple: better patient care. Ninety three percent of providers feel it is essential for patients to feel satisfied with their health care provider. Establishing...

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