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In brief: Stakeholders push SWO, ResMed buys into HST, Etac adds Ki Mobility

October 8, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare, VGM & Associates, the Council for Quality Respiratory Care and 11 other organizations are asking CMS to eliminate the medical record review for home oxygen therapy and to accept the clinician prescription/standard written order as the required documentation for establishing medical necessity.  These changes would protect against fraud and abuse, reduce the burden on clinicians and suppliers, and protect access for Medicare beneficiaries, the groups say in an...

Etac, Home oxygen therapy, Home Sleep Testing, Ki Mobility, ResMed, standard written order


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ResMed buys HST company

October 4, 2021HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has bought Ectosense, which makes the NightOwl home sleep test.  The NightOwl, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is currently sold in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, India and parts of Europe. ResMed has distributed the NightOwl, under the brand ResMed onesleeptest, in Australia, New Zealand and India since 2020, and has been a minority investor in Ectosense since July 2020.  "Sleep labs and home tests each have critical roles to...

CPAP Therapy, Ectosense, Home Sleep Testing, NightOwl, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, ResMed


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ZOLL, Itamar merge to advance link between cardiology, sleep apnea

September 14, 2021HME News Staff

CHELMSFORD, Mass., and CAESAREA, Israel – ZOLL Medical Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding ordinary shares of Itamar Medical for about $538 million.  Itamar Medical is focused on the development and commercialization of non-invasive medical devices and solutions to aid in the diagnosis of respiratory disorders, including the WatchPAT Home Sleep Apnea Device.  “It is currently estimated that 60% of cardiovascular patients suffer from some...

cardiology, Home Sleep Testing, Itamar Medical, M&A, Sleep Apnea, Zoll Medical


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sovaSage, Breathe partner

July 13, 2021HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – A new partnership incorporates sovaSage’s TherapistAssist Sleep Assessment & Mask Fitting tool with Breathe’s Diagnostics Home Sleep Test service. This new capability is available for providers using sovaSage TherapistAssist, increasing their efficiencies and improving the care they provide, the two companies say. “Our partnership with Breathe promises to revolutionize how patients are managed in the future,” said William Kaigler, co-founder and CEO of sovaSage,...

Breathe LLC, Home Sleep Testing, Mask fitting, sovaSage


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Itamar enhances WatchPAT

June 15, 2021HME News Staff

CAESAREA, Israel – Itamar Medical has enhanced its WatchPAT product line to include WatchPAT with SleepPath, a new service that allows subjective data to be collected from patients through the WatchPAT smartphone app, before and after the home sleep test. The company will offer the new service to sleep clinics, giving them access to digital documentation in one report that combines sleep study metrics and patient self-reported data, replacing traditional paper documentation. Itamar Medical...

Home Sleep Testing, Itamar Medical, Sleep Apnea, WatchPAT


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HSAT trumps PSG, survey finds

April 13, 2021HME News Staff

CAESAREA, Israel – Ninety-three percent of health care professionals currently use home sleep apnea testing in their practices, according to the results of a recent survey designed by Itamar Medical.  Furthermore, HSAT represents more than 50% of the daily test volume in 66% of the practices surveyed.  “While sleep apnea affects an estimated 54 million to 64 million people in the U.S., roughly 80% of sufferers remain undiagnosed and untreated, largely due to the lack of...

Home Sleep Testing, Itamar Medical, Obstructive Sleep Apnea


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Joao Mendes-Roter

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Itamar on the HST boom

April 8, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA – Itamar Medical’s Joao Mendes-Roter believes there’s a “digital revolution” happening in the home right now that will increase the percentage of sleep tests being conducted there in the long term. The percentage of sleep tests conducted in homes vs. in labs has flip flopped from 30%/70% before the pandemic to 70%/30% during the pandemic, says Mendes-Roter, vice president of digital health marketing for Itamar, which makes the WatchPAT ONE home sleep test. “We...

Home Sleep Testing, Itamar Medical, Joao Mendes-Rotor


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Kno2 rides 'tail winds' of post-acute care

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Kno2 rides 'tail winds' of post-acute care

March 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Kno2 announced partnerships with Stratice Healthcare and DMEhub recently, allowing the HME providers who use those two platforms to access, effectively, any electronic health record system.  Here’s what Therasa Bell, co-founder, president and CTO of Kno2, had to say about how to “do interoperability right,” and how the company made a bet several years ago that information exchange needed to happen beyond the walls of hospitals and physician offices. HME News: How does...

Home Sleep Testing, Kno2, Post-Acute Care


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Tatch rethinks HST

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Tatch rethinks HST

March 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NEW YORK – Tatch, a startup that has developed a flexible, smart wearable patch for home sleep testing, has the potential to make great strides in diagnosing the nearly 30 million people with obstructive sleep apnea in the U.S., clearing the way for more treatment, CEO Amir Reuveny says. “There are a few barriers to getting good care in sleep,” said Reuveny, who first started the company as part of the Runway Startup program at Cornell Tech. “Sleep labs are the gold standard...

Amir Reuveny, Home Sleep Testing, Tatch


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Itamar seeks to raise awareness of home sleep testing 

February 16, 2021HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Eighty-nine percent of respondents to a survey commissioned by Itamar Medical say they know what sleep apnea is, but a deeper dive of results shows their understanding is “superficial.” The survey suggests a lack of awareness around the availability of safe and home-based diagnostic options, as well as a distrust of the data collected by commercially available wearable devices. “While unfortunately not all that surprising, the results of the survey exemplify the...

Home Sleep Testing, Itamar Medical, survey


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