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NY railway starts OSA program

January 30, 2018HME News Staff

GLENDALE, N.Y. - New York & Atlantic Railway launched an Obstructive Sleep Apnea program on Jan. 23, screening nearly 40 NYA locomotive engineers and conductors in New York City and Long Island, N.Y. If needed, they will receive treatment under the support and care of the railway's medical team, according to a press release. “The detection and remediation of OSA will positively impact employee health and improve employee alertness for safety sensitive jobs,” said NYA President James Bonner....

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Physicians release guidelines for diagnosing sleep disorders

August 5, 2014HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA - The American College of Physicians, in a clinical practice guideline published Aug. 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommends a sleep study for patients with unexplained daytime sleepiness. It also recommends polysomnography for diagnostic testing in patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea. It recommends portable sleep monitors in patients without serious comorbidities as an alternative to polysomnography when polysomnography is not available for diagnostic testing. The...

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With sleep therapy, screening is easy, treatment is hard

June 20, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - A new bill that would increase sleep apnea screening requirements for Medicare beneficiaries is a positive step, but it overlooks problems in the program when it comes to therapy, say providers.“I think it's great to see so much attention placed on screening,” said Lisa Feierstein, president and co-founder of Raleigh, N.C.-based Active Healthcare.“But the other side of the regulatory framework just sets everyone up for failure by making it difficult for patients to...

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