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Somnoware enhances sleep studies 

February 13, 2023HME News Staff

DANA POINT, Calif. - Somnoware Healthcare Systems has integrated Cerebra Medical’s autoscoring technology, MY Autoscoring, into its platform. The integration enables automated sleep study scoring directly within the Somnoware platform, resulting in polysomnogram (PSG) scoring in less than five minutes, the company says. “Somnoware and Cerebra are a natural fit,” said Subath Kamalasan, Somnoware CEO. “Somnoware’s platform automates diagnostic testing workflows and patient...

Cerebra Medical, Integration, Sleep Study, Somnoware

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OIG: Medicare overpaid for PSG services

June 20, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Medicare made payments to providers for polysomnography services that did meet billing requirements, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.Of 200 randomly selected Medicare beneficiaries, payments were made for 117 that met billing requirements with 276 corresponding lines of services, and for 83 that did not meet requirements with 150 corresponding lines of services, resulting in net overpayments of $56,668, according to the OIG. Based on the sample results,...

Polysomnography, Sleep Study

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ASAA, IBM team up on app, study

March 3, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and IBM have partnered on a SleepHealth app for the iPhone and Apple Watch and a SleepHealth Research Study to help identify connections between sleep habits and health outcomes. The project uses the open source ResearchKit framework designed by Apple to allow participants to complete tasks and submit surveys from the SleepHealth app. That data will be stored on the Watson Health Cloud, where researchers will...

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), Sleep Study

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Private payers put squeeze on sleep

April 4, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Since the first of the year, CPAP providers have seen an onslaught of policy changes among private insurers that have made it harder for them to do business. “Every day, we hear of a new insurance company putting more restraints on getting services,” said Lisa Feierstein, president and co-founder of Raleigh, N.C.-based Active Healthcare. “It's almost like the insurance companies want to limit access to care.” One of the biggest changes: an increase...

Home Sleep Testing, Prior Authorization, Private pay, Sleep Study, Sleep Therapy

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While he was sleeping

August 26, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

World Wide Web - Providers and other sleep advocates got a sneak peek at just what patients go through before they come in for a CPAP, thanks to what is believed to be the first-ever online sleep study in July. Called "Sleep Up," the event was organized by Seattle-based Sleep Medicine Associates to educate the public about sleep disorders and encourage them to seek help. The patient: Paul Balcerak, a self-proclaimed "social media" fan. "I think (social media) has the power to get the word out,"...

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study

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Average Joe tries to save Medicare money; Medicare says 'no thanks'

November 19, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Few people know about senseless government waste more than HME providers. But it seems beneficiaries might be taking notice as well. A recent opinion piece on the asks "What is wrong with Medicare"? Written by a man name Joe, who turned 65 this year, it outlines his introduction to Medicare rules and regs regarding CPAP machines and supplies. Joe was diagnosed with a sleep study in 2006 and has been using CPAP ever since. My sleep study was conducted at a sleep lab chosen by my insurance...

CPAP, CPAP, e-SP, Medicare, Medicare, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study

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