Sleep Therapy

Sleep Therapy has been anything but boring over the last 16 months. Just as sleep providers started to get their footing during the COVID-19 public health emergency, along came the Philips device recall. In both cases, sleep providers have had to deal with uncertain supply chains while serving both existing patients and onboarding new ones.

Moreover, when it comes to the public health emergency, providers of sleep therapy equipment and services had to develop new procedures and use new tools to safely and effectively provide products and services to patients and coordinate with referrals.

While all that was happening, providers have to keep up to speed with the market changes and innovations that have always been part and parcel of the sleep therapy market. While the public health emergency or a product recall might have created gaps in some supplies, new masks, accessories, and other devices and products have been getting released.

Likewise, there are a variety of business services and software offerings on the market to help sleep therapy providers run more efficient businesses, help their referral partners introduce new patients to therapy, and ensure optimal outcomes.

So, bearing all that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the products and services that have recently hit the market:


Quality Biomedical

Quality Biomedical

Patient Direct

New program helps patients with defective PAP devices

Many HMEs lose time and money managing their patients’ defective CPAPs. Quality Biomedical‘s new Patient Direct program gives HME companies a unique URL that they e-mail to the patient who then completes the online form and works directly with Quality Biomedical. The service is designed to care for patients easily and quickly. Turnaround time is usually one week or less. Quality Biomedical services both ResMed and Respironics CPAPs and BiPAPs, as well as warranty units for ResMed. An MSRP invoice is provided for insurance reimbursement.


    Sunset Healthcare Solutions

    Passive Heated Breathing Circuit

    Passive Heated Breathing Circuit

    Comfortable, value-oriented humidification circuit opens up access

    Sunset Healthcare Solutions’ new Passive Heated Breathing Circuit aims to deliver the kind of value that makes treatment more accessible for patients. The circuit is specifically designed for use with the Fisher & Paykel MR850 humidifier for ventilators. It delivers comfortable humidification to adult patients in hospital or homecare environments and is intended for single use only. The circuit includes the heating wire cable, and chamber and airway probe ports. The Passive Heated Breathing Circuit is one of the newest additions to Sunset’s active, passive, heated, and non-heated vent circuits and accessory line.

    • (877) 578-6738

    Masimo

    softFlow

    softFlow

    New nasal high-flow therapy solution enhances threapy

    Masimo’s new softFlow provides warmed and humidified respiratory gases at high flow rates through a soft nasal cannula to spontaneously breathing patients suffering from respiratory distress and other pulmonary conditions. Equipped with an advanced integrated flow generator that delivers consistent flow during inspiration and expiration, softFlow is designed to enhance therapy benefits while eliminating the need to connect to an external source of compressed air.

    • (949) 297-7000

    Hans Rudolph

    Hans Rudolph 7600 V2 Mask

    Hans Rudolph 7600 V2 Mask

    Mask ideal for home and healthcare CPAP/Bi-level use

    The Hans Rudolph 7600 V2 Mask series are reusable, multi-patient full face masks that incorporate five sizes to fit a wide range of patients. The under-the-chin fit, new sealing flange, and anatomically contoured design helps ensure the best possible leak-free fit. Those features combined with the high quality, soft silicone and steam autoclavable and dishwasher safe materials make the mask ideal for home and healthcare CPAP/Bi-level use. Non-vented and anti-aasphyxia valve-only swivels are available upon request.

    • (800) 456-6695

    Brightree

    Brightree by ResMed

    Brightree ReSupply

    Automated, yet personalized patient resupply

    • A scalable end-to-end solution to automate supplying patient refills or replacements, while making the process more personalized, transparent and engaging.
    • Helps providers identify resupply opportunities; conduct patient outreach using a multi-method approach; retrieve necessary documentation; fulfill orders; and capture data-driven insights to improve performance.
    • SNAP integration uses AI to help reduce employee touchpoints, while increasing accuracy.
    • (844) 438-2783

    ResMed

    AirSense 10

    AirSense 10

    Patient comfort combined with innovation and efficiency

    • Cloud-connectable and compatible with ResMed’s patient engagement app, myAir, which provides nightly myAir score reports, personalized coaching and more.
    • Includes a built-in humidifier, as well as a climate control auto setting to make breathing more comfortable.
    • AutoRamp feature provides low airflow pressure to help patients fall asleep, then steadily increases to the user’s unique prescribed level.
    • (877) 242-1703

    Bleep

    DreamPort Sleep Solution

    DreamPort

    Boosts compliance by resolving mask complaints

    • Resolves claustrophobia and headgear complaints using daily disposable DreamPorts, which use hypoallergenic surgical foam adhesive.
    • One-size-fits-all, with zero headgear, DreamPort is clinically proven not to leak, eliminates mask lines, dry eye, and hair matting.
    • Compatible with all CPAP machines, covered by all major insurance and made in the USA.
    • (919) 619-7170

    rtNOW

    rtNOW HME Services

    Tele-respiratory therapists give provider staff a 'pressure relief' valve

    • Remote RTs schedule new PAP setups, educate patients via a HIPAA-compliant CoreLink video conference, and work various devices and masks.
    • RTs provide ongoing PAP follow-up to ensure adherence for therapeutic benefit and billing requirements.
    • RTs can schedule or be scheduled to perform virtual remote ventilator follow ups via CoreLink.
    • (833) 786-6948

    Sleepnet Corp.

    iQ2 & Phantom 2

    iQ2 & Phantom 2

    New moldable, low-profile nasal masks for resupply

    • Both masks combine patented AIRgel technology with a soft, pliable shell ensures premium comfort for many facial structures.
    • Design and materials also minimize skin irritation and pressure points.
    • If patients need to change mask styles, the IQ2 and Phantom2 cushions are interchangeable while using the same mask frame and headgear.
    • (800) 742-3646

    Bleep

    DreamPort

    DreamPort

    Sleep solution sidesteps standard mask

    The DreamPort “maskless solution” to PAP therapy compliance isn’t a traditional mask. Rather, the interface is held on the patient’s face with gentle, hypoallergenic tape that seals the DreamPorts securely at the base of the nostril. This means only the stream of air from the machine enters the nostril. The devices are clinically proven not to leak, headgear-free CPAP solution and are fully made in the U.S.A and FDA cleared. They are covered by Medicare and all major insurance and work with all CPAP machines.

    • (919) 619-7170

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