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NST taps new VP

June 10, 2015HME News Staff

CONCORD, N.H. - National Sleep Therapy has named Kelly Bacon as vice president of operations and resupply. Bacon will oversee NST's customer service and resupply teams in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, according to a press release. She has worked in the DME field for most of her life, but has also worked in the finance and mortgage industries. “I'm excited to be an integral part of such a dynamic, pioneering and visionary company,” said Bacon. NST made Inc. Magazine's...

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Respiratory category forces hands of providers in Round 2 re-compete

March 6, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Providers who do CPAP but not oxygen therapy have had to make some hard decisions as part of the Round 2 re-compete.It's the first time they've been faced with the combined product category.“If you are not accredited in one, you can't bid on the other,” said Steve Ackerman, owner of Spectrum Medical in Silver Spring, Md., which does both. “I am seeing people either not bidding or forming alliances.”CMS combined CPAP and oxygen into one product category for...

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Apps for naps?

January 23, 2015Kelly Bothum

It's ironic the president and co-founder of a sleep therapy company has little trouble catching Zs himself. But that didn't stop Eric Cohen, president of National Sleep Therapy (NST), from testing two sleep apps.With sleep apnea affecting 18 million Americans, it's no surprise programmers are locking their sights on sleep-related products.“There's a percentage of the population who wants to take control of their own health. And within that, there's an interest in sleep,” said Cohen, who...

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CPAP survey reveals benefits

October 30, 2014HME News Staff

BOSTON - A new National Sleep Therapy (NST) poll found that CPAP users saw mental and physical improvements after getting a good night's sleep.More than 120 CPAP users took the survey created by NST President, Eric Cohen, which asked respondents to check off all the benefits they received from CPAP therapy. Of those who responded: 48% reported being able to stay awake more during the day; 40% said they drive and/or focus on tasks better; 28% have a better attitude; and 3% reported having a better...

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National Sleep Therapy provides virtual support

October 10, 2014Tracy Orzel

CONCORD, N.H. - National Sleep Therapy (NST) seeks to provide CPAP users with an opportunity to interact with fellow sufferers by sponsoring a free monthly virtual support group called, “CPAP Talk - Live!”“We wanted to create a community where patients could learn and interact with one another and find creative solutions to common problems as well as keep abreast of the latest products, technologies and CPAP tips,” said Eric Cohen, president.Launched in March for National...

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NST poised to 'swim hard and fast'

May 23, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

NORWOOD, Mass. - Despite the industry upheaval of the past year, National Sleep Therapy (NST) is ready to scale its business. “We think there's a market in that there are a number of DME companies who don't have the resources or mental bandwidth to keep going,” said Eric Cohen, president. “We are hoping that there are others that are ready to be done because we are ready to keep going.”In April, NST acquired Wallingford, Conn.-based Gaylord Sleep Medicine Equipment.On...

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National Sleep Therapy makes buy

May 14, 2014HME News Staff

NORWOOD, Mass., & WALLINGFORD, Conn. - National Sleep Therapy (NST) has acquired Gaylord Sleep Medicine Equipment. Gaylord, a division of Gaylord Hospital, operates four sleep labs. “Gaylord Sleep and National Sleep Therapy have been working collaboratively during the past year to develop a sleep equipment program that is one of the best in the U.S.,” said Joseph Zangrilli, vice president of operations for NST. “We believe the new combination will result in a great patient experience...

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NST poised for growth

October 24, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CONCORD, N.H. - After several years of focusing on technology, National Sleep Therapy (NST) wants to grow.“There's a bunch of smaller providers that haven't been able to make the investment in technology that we have,” said Peter Falkson, CEO and co-founder of NST. “We have developed all these great systems using technology and now that it's working we can use it with other providers.”In September, the provider made its first acquisition, buying Rest Ensured Medical (REM)...

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DME MACs issue re-supply guidance

September 25, 2012BRIEFS

BALTIMORE - As promised, the four CMS medical directors have released an FAQ on re-supplies. CMS announced in a June bulletin that items that need periodic replacement, like CPAP supplies, must be non-functioning. That led to numerous questions from providers about the policy and how to comply with it. The 15-question document attempts to explain the policy and answer questions like why the documentation guidelines are so vague (to give suppliers discretion) and what “non-functional”...

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National Sleep Therapy buys Rest Ensured Medical

September 4, 2012HME News Staff

CONCORD, N.H. - National Sleep Therapy (NST) has acquired Rest Ensured Medical (REM), kicking off a “growth phase” for the four-year-old company.NST believes that changing regulations and decreasing reimbursements have created significant opportunity for “innovative healthcare companies,” the company stated in a press release.“National Sleep Therapy is perfectly positioned to expand on its success and raise the quality of sleep therapy service in this country by acquiring...

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