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AASM makes push for student sleep health

August 25, 2020HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine will hold its first ever Student Sleep Health Week, Sept. 14-20 to encourage students to get the sleep they need to excel at school this year.In a recent survey by the AASM, 57% of parents with school-age children say they have a child or teen who does not get enough sleep on school nights. Nine out of 10 (94%) say lack of sleep affects their child's mood, performance in school (93%), physical health (92%), mental health (90%) and performance...

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Providers maneuver bumpy referral streams

June 19, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - How much a provider's referral stream has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic is very much tied to its business model, according to the results of the recent HME Newspoll.HME companies with an emphasis on retail and sleep therapy have been more likely to be negatively impacted by the pandemic, the poll found.“We have seen the complete collapse of our retail, walk-in traffic,” wrote one respondent. “The virus has drastically changed the manner in which we...

Coronavirus Outbreak, Home Oxygen Equipment, sleep


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The Netflix effect: Adults give up sleep to binge-watch

November 6, 2019HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - A “whopping” 88% of American adults have lost sleep due to binge-watching a TV show or streaming series, according to the results of a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.For 18-44 year olds, that number jumps to 95%.Other causes of lost sleep, according to the survey:·      Video games for 72% of adults 18-34 years old; ·      Reading for two-thirds of adults, with women the majority (71%); ·     ...

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Philips sleep headband takes flight

June 18, 2019HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - The SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband from Royal Philips will be used in research funded by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), a virtual institute empowered by the NASA Human Research Program, for two studies evaluating the relationship between sleep and cognitive performance for behavioral health. The two-year initiative will use the headband to determine if sleep can be improved during deep space exploration by using a variety of auditory stimulation...

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In brief: Supplier numbers decline, Kansas Medicaid proposes rate cut

January 11, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The number of DMEPOS suppliers furnishing rate-adjusted items in non-bid areas decreased 11% in 2017, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office.That decrease follows an 8% decrease in 2016—the first year rates were adjusted—compared to 2015 and continued a trend of annual decreases in non-bid areas that averaged 8% each year going back to at least 2011, according to the report, “Medicare Fee-For-Service: Information on the Second Year of Nationwide...

Ascensia Diabetes Care, Mobi, NSM, ResMed, sleep


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POCs on the rise, survey finds

June 29, 2018HME News Staff

BOSTON - HME providers will continue to increase adoption of portable oxygen concentrators, to the tune of about 30% over the next 12 months, according to a 2Q 2018 survey on oxygen and sleep trends from Needham & Co.Applied Home Healthcare's OxyGo Fit and OxyGo were the highest rated POCs at 5.9 and 5.8 out of 7, followed by Inogen's G4 and G3, both at 5.7, and Respironics' SimplyGo Mini at 5.1.Survey respondents identify an average of 42% of their ambulatory patients as candidates for POCs, a number...

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VGM helps protect sleep contract

March 29, 2018HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group has helped providers in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia beat back CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield's plans to reduce the number of providers in its network that are authorized to provide CPAP equipment. The insurer planned to limit its network to a few providers after Feb. 15, 2019. When VGM heard from members about CareFirst's decision, it filed a complaint with the Maryland Insurance Administration and after some back and forth CareFirst agreed to allow any...

BlueCross BlueShield, Contracts, Payers, sleep, VGM


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The princess slept very well, thank you!

July 24, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

In the game of life, it's not uncommon to receive congratulations when someone learns you've bought a new house or car. This, despite the idea—at least to me—that I am also being congratulated on incurring debt that I will be making monthly payments on for (gulp) years. It turns out, the same is true when one buys a new bed, or at least, when one buys a new bed and announces it on Facebook, proclaiming “It's here! First brand new bed since forever.” Which is true. I've dumped...

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Sleep providers report volume increases, price declines

June 20, 2017HME News Staff

NEW YORK - Sleep patient volume grew 4.4% in the last 12 months and is expected to grow 5.1% in the next 12 months, according to respondents to the second quarter 2017 HME Sleep and Oxygen Survey conducted by Needham and HME News.That's up significantly from 0.8% and 2.5%, respectively, in a prior survey.Flow generator prices declined 1.8% in the last 12 months (vs. a decline of 3.8% in a prior survey), and mask prices declined 3.1% (vs. 4.4%), according to respondents.“This represents a reversal...

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Keeping Pace with new CEO at MedBridge

March 27, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Throughout his long healthcare career, Ghentry Pace has seen the direct correlation between quality patient care and strong financial performance. In his new role as CEO of MedBridge Healthcare, Pace says he's committed to building upon the provider's foundation of patient care.HME News: What made you want to work for MedBridge?Ghentry Pace: A few years ago I worked with MedBridge in a consulting role. I got a good understanding of the their focus on quality patient care and good outcomes this team...

CPAP, Ghentry Pace, MedBridge Healthcare, sleep


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