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Driver group seeks to halt sleep screening rule

November 16, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a challenge against a 2015 U.S. Department of Transportation rule that altered the driver medical examination process to include sleep apnea screening, according to Overdrive Magazine. In a challenge filed Nov. 11 with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, OOIDA claims the DOT sidestepped the regulatory process for requiring sleep apnea screening by slipping a provision into the final rule but not the proposed rule, the magazine...

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In brief: Bill gains momentum, deadline for sleep rule extended

June 10, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill in the House of Representatives that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts slated for July 1 has gained 18 additional co-sponsors in the wake of the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, May 25-26. The total for H.R. 5210 now stands at 97. Additionally, the bill's sponsor, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., testified June 8 at a House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee hearing on “Legislation to Improve and Sustain the Medicare Program.”“Patients'...

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FMCSA extends comment deadline on sleep rule

June 9, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have extended the public comment period on the potential impact of requiring sleep-apnea tests for commercial drivers and rail workers. The comment period has been extended from June 8 to July 8, 2016. The two groups announced in March that they were seeking input on the proposal and have hosted comment sessions in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles.

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DOT considers sleep testing

March 9, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The federal government is seeking public input on whether it should require sleep tests for commercial drivers and railroad workers.The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration announced the proposal March 8. The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended the DOT take action to address OSA screening.“It is imperative for everyone's safety that commercial motor vehicle drivers and train operators...

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Obama signs sleep apnea bill

October 18, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Federal standards regarding sleep disorders—sleep apnea in particular—among commercial drivers must be developed through a rulemaking process, according to legislation President Obama signed into law on Oct. 15. The law forbids the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from developing rules based only on regulatory guidance, news organizations report.  Introduced in September, the bill quickly moved through the House and Senate, where it passed by unanimous...

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