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Q&A: Best in CPAP class

February 22, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Many CPAP providers are taking a look at group CPAP set up and with good reason, says Amber Hamer, program manager, Therapy Solutions Marketing for ResMed, which recently hosted a related webinar that attracted 300 people. Done right, they can reduce costs, create efficiencies and even boost compliance. Hamer recently offered up some pointers to HME News on hosting a successful class for both provider and patient.HME News: Why should providers consider offering CPAP classes?Amber Hamer: These group...

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Vague laws create trouble for J&L

February 22, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Rules regarding who can perform CPAP set ups and other respiratory care vary by state, but as a recent court case showed, interpretations can also differ.In January, Middlebury, Conn.-based J&L Medical, a respiratory provider, agreed to pay $600,000 to settle allegations that it violated state and federal regulations by using unlicensed technicians to set up CPAP and Bi-level machines. The provider said using technicians, such as RT students or licensed practical nurses supervised by a licensed RT...

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Sleep education: Better together or alone?

February 5, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - When it comes to offering CPAP setups in small group settings vs. one-on-one meetings, provider opinions are mixed.Sleep Solutions has hosted about half a dozen group classes in recent weeks, says provider Robyn Parrott. So far, her respiratory therapists say the classes are more productive than individual setups, but her customer service reps aren't so sure.“Customer service feels the patients aren't going to like it, but the patients don't know any better,” said Parrott,...

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