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Dentists, sleep docs differ on HST

November 20, 2020HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine -- The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine has issued a position statement that says dentists should be allowed to order or administer home sleep tests, something the American Academy of Sleep Medicine disagrees with, according to an article published in the Sleep Review. The AADSM states: “It is within the scope of practice for a qualified dentist, defined by the American Dental Association (ADA) as a dentist treating sleep-related breathing disorders who continually...

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In brief: Consumers support accessories bill, VirtuOx makes buy

September 29, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The ITEM Coalition and 32 national consumer and clinical organizations have sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives, asking them to pass a bill that would halt competitive bidding-related prices for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.“We are writing to express our strong support for this new legislation and to emphasize the importance of protecting patient access not just to accessories used with complex rehab power wheelchairs, but also to those...

CRT accesssories, ITEM Coalition, sleep testing, Vertess, VirtuOx


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Senators introduce sleep testing bill

September 29, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill that seeks to require the Secretary of Transportation to implement a rule to test and treat commercial transportations workers for sleep apnea was introduced Sept. 28.The bill, S. 1883, is sponsored by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and co-sponsored by Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Robert Menendez, D-N.J.In August, the same group of senators sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation asking why the Federal Railroad Administration and the...

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Senators question decision on sleep testing

August 22, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A group of senators on Monday sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation asking why the agency has scrapped a proposal to require sleep apnea testing of transportation workers, according to The Hill. The senators, who include Cory Booker, D-N.J., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., also ask the agency for copies of “all data and information” that was used to make the decision, The Hill reports. The senators urged the agency...

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DOT considers sleep testing

March 9, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The federal government is seeking public input on whether it should require sleep tests for commercial drivers and railroad workers.The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration announced the proposal March 8. The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended the DOT take action to address OSA screening.“It is imperative for everyone's safety that commercial motor vehicle drivers and train operators...

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SleepMed merges with Watermark Medical

April 5, 2013HME News Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. - SleepMed, a sleep testing and therapy company, has completed a merger with Watermark Medical, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based sleep testing and therapy company, according to a message from Watermark executives. The company will operate as SleepMed, but the Watermark Medical name will be maintained for use with physician customers, the message noted.

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Sleep lab expands

April 3, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

RALEIGH, N.C. - IntegraSleep, a sister company to Active Healthcare, has opened a fourth location.The Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C., location will allow IntegraSleep to keep up with “overwhelming demand” for its services, according to a press release.“Opening a new location in the Durham/Chapel Hill area means more people will have access to our personalized sleep management program,” said Steven Feierstein, CEO of IntegraSleep. “At IntegraSleep, we focus on meeting the needs...

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'We are not anti-CPAP'

May 24, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Elias Kalantzis believes so strongly in the importance of treating sleep apnea that, in April, he gave away 50 home sleep tests at a Dallas awareness event—at a cost of $25,000. Kalantzis, president of sleeptest.com, founded the site in 2010 as an online resource to educate the public about sleep apnea as well as “CPAP” alternatives. He spoke with HME News recently about what drives his passion for sleep.HME News: What got you interested in sleep apnea awareness?Elias Kalantzis:...

sleep apnea awareness, sleep testing, sleeptest.com


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