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:
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
Comfortable, value-oriented humidification circuit opens up access
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- SNAP integration uses AI to help reduce employee
touchpoints, while increasing accuracy.
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
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
- Compatible with all CPAP machines, covered
by all major insurance and made in the USA.
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
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.
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.