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In brief: CMS delays F2F rule again, Golden endorses Reverie

September 13, 2013HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - CMS had no choice but to delay—for the second time—enforcement of its face-to-face rule until sometime in 2014, say industry stakeholders. “We just haven't seen any further education,” said Kim Brummett, senior director of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare. In its Sept. 9 announcement, CMS said the delay is needed to give providers and healthcare practitioners time to establish necessary protocols to fully comply with the rule. The face-to-face requirement took...

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CareTouch tailors sleep therapy product to truck drivers

June 4, 2013HME News Staff

DENVER - CareTouch Communications has launched a sleep therapy compliance program designed specifically for commercial trucking companies, according to a press release. The CareTouch 360 platform tracks drivers diagnosed with sleep apnea and manages their compliance. By communicating with drivers at certain intervals, the system automatically retrieves objective data to document compliance. Proposed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) guidelines state that drivers should be disqualified...

CareTouch Communications, CPAP, FMCSA, hme, osa, Sleep Apnea


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Specialty Providers

Sleep programs put providers in driver's seat

January 25, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Shifting attitudes among transportation workers have created a growing market for sleep programs, say HME providers.In January, Asheville, N.C.-based Aeroflow partnered with Enrollment First on a new sleep apnea management program. Enrollment First provides health insurance to independent truck drivers.“There are studies that say from 30% to 50% of all commercial drivers suffer from some form of sleep disorder,” said Curtis Collins, industrial accounts manager for Aeroflow....

Aeroflow, CPAP, Enrollment First, FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, sleep disorders


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