Podcast: A New Opportunity for Sleep Providers
Positional sleep apnea patients represent a sizable population, and a new device can help sleep providers better serve those patients and tap into new revenues in the process.
- By David Kopf
- Aug 01, 2019
A new treatment method for positional sleep apnea could open up new avenues for providing care as well as new business opportunities for sleep therapy providers, according to the latest episode of the HME Business Podcast.
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In episode 012, Dr. David White, chief medical officer of Philips Sleep & Respiratory Care, discusses how and why positional sleep apnea deserves increased and specialized attention from sleep therapy providers. Roughly 30 to 40 percent of apnea patients have the condition, and they can have twice as many apneas and hypopneas when they’re on their back. Then, Dr. White discusses a new device that aims to help those patients manage the condition, which could open up all-new care opportunities and the chance to drive increased revenues for sleep providers.
In the previous episode, HME Business Publisher Karen Cavallo announces she is retiring. I will be moving into Karen’s role as publisher and I sit down with my outgoing boss and friend, Karen, to talk about her storied career in media and the home medical equipment industry. She reflects on the major changes that have occurred in HME and media, and the interesting ways those changes have interplayed with one another over the years.
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David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.