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Vivian Asare

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Grant will increase access to CPAP therapy

January 20, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – People in marginalized and underserved communities are at higher risk of sleep apnea, but they don’t always have access to CPAP therapy, putting them at greater risk of adverse outcomes, says Dr. Vivian Asare, associate medical director of the Yale Centers for Sleep Medicine.  Asare was recently awarded the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation Community Sleep Health Grant to provide funding for the Yale Compassionate CPAP Service, which she established...

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OxyGo sees sleep market as ‘great opportunity’

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OxyGo sees sleep market as ‘great opportunity’

January 13, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ORLANDO, Fla. – OxyGo first started selling CPAP devices in 2021, when providers were struggling with inventory due to a major recall and supply chain challenges, then officially launched OxyGo SLEEP in late 2022.   The company, which already sells portable oxygen concentrators, used its network to tap into a vendor overseas for CPAP devices that had been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under Emergency Use Authorization.  “When we found it, we thought,...

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Vivos closes on funding

January 11, 2023HME News Staff

LITTLETON, Colo. – Vivos Therapeutics, Inc., a medical technology company focused on developing treatments for patients suffering from mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea, has closed its previously announced private placement offering with a single institutional investor for $8 million in gross proceeds. After the placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses, the company expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $7.4 million, which it intends to use for general working capital...

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ProSomnus oral appliance cleared for Medicare reimbursement 

December 19, 2022HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – ProSomnus, Inc., which makes precision oral appliance therapy (OAT) devices for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has announced that its ProSomnus EVO {PH] Sleep and Snore Device now qualifies for Medicare reimbursement. The Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding (PDAC) contractor has reviewed and verified the device for HCPCS code E0486. “With Medicare coding verification, the ProSomnus EVO [PH] offers health care providers and their Medicare beneficiary patients...

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Researchers take different approach to adherence to CPAP therapy 

December 6, 2022HME News Staff

CHICAGO – Researchers at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University are testing an app with a new adherence metric: the percentage of time a user wears their CPAP device relative to their time spent sleeping. “Sleep apnea can be effectively treated only when CPAP is used during the entire time spent in bed sleeping,” said Esra Tasali, MD, director of the UChicago Sleep Center and senior author of an initial study on the app published Dec. 5 in the Journal of Medical...

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Primasun debuts ‘efficient, equitable solution’ 

November 14, 2022HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS – Primasun, a solution to address complex sleep disorders that was formed as a joint venture between ResMed and Verily, launched at the HLTH 2022 event on Nov. 13.  Through its preventative care model, Primasun works with employers and health care providers to identify populations at risk and connects patients to certified sleep physicians who guide them from diagnosis to treatment in a matter of weeks.  "Sleep is the foundation of physical and mental health, and at...

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CPAPSupplies.com, Resonea partner to offer OSA screening, equipment

November 9, 2022HME News Staff

ARDEN, N.C., and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – CPAPSupplies.com and Resonea, a medtech company focused on sleep health, have partnered to offer OSA screening services and equipment. “We strive to give our customers top-rated products from trusted brands at competitive prices and exceptional care,” said Lauren Bennet, vice president of sales operations at CPAPSupplies.com. “Being able to offer OSA screening to our clients that they can do from their smartphone is a game changer for us....

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Mick Farrell

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ResMed’s strategy pays off

October 28, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

  SAN DIEGO – ResMed’s card-to-cloud CPAP device, launched earlier in 2022, provided “meaningful growth” for the first quarter of the company’s fiscal year 2023, said CEO Mick Farrell.  The AirSense 10 card-to-cloud device is one of the company’s workarounds for pumping product into the market amid a competitor’s recall that has significantly increased demand and supply chain challenges that have limited the supply of semiconductor chips,...

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AASM to pilot sleep scoring program

September 1, 2022HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has created a two-year pilot program to evaluate and certify software that uses auto-scoring functionality to score polysomnograms. The AI/Autoscoring Certification Program will independently verify the performance of auto-scoring systems. To obtain certification, the software must demonstrate accuracy that is equivalent or better than manual scoring. The pilot program is limited to sleep stage scoring. “Artificial intelligence technology...

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SleepRes hires former Philips engineer 

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SleepRes hires former Philips engineer 

July 22, 2022HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - SleepRes, developer of the V̇-Com, has announced Bernard Hete, PhD, as its chief technology officer to oversee future research and development. He was a senior engineer at Philips Respironics for 30 years. “Bernie [Dr. Hete] was always the smartest guy in the room, who always kept our ideas at Respironics to the laws of physics,” said Eugene Scarberry, a retired senior engineer at Philips who got the first FDA approval for CPAP back in 1985. “I have known Bernie...

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