Sleep Therapy


UHC: No Change in Sleep Reimbursement Policies

A CPAP code was incorrectly added to an earlier policy update; AAHomecare seeking clarification on reprocessing any denied claims.

Morgan Dopplick

Provider Strategy

Reinventing HME Resupply

Optimizing resupply programs for increased profits is expanding beyond sleep. What lessons can we apply?

Video

DreamWisp: A New Take on Over-the-Nose Masks

HMEB finds out more about Philips’ new mask that leverages recent lessons to take a new approach to the over-the-nose cushion.

Philips Launches DreamWisp

New over-the-nose nasal cushion leverages Philips’ top-of-the-head tube design to let patients sleep in any position they like.

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Products & Technology

HME Product Jackpot

Attendees at year's edition of Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas will rake in a jackpot of HME products and business services at the event's April 17-18 expo. We’ve rounded up some of the top offerings that will be on display on the show floor.

ResMed Launches Second-Generation of ReSupply

The automated resupply program helps providers increase therapy compliance in sleep apnea patients.

retail

Products & Technology

6 Must-Stock Retail Categories

Every HME provider in the industry knows that retail sales offer a logical way to extend their funded business as well as reach new, cash-paying customers. What they might not know is which categories are proven winners. We talk to various HME providers and retail sales experts to learn more about the top-selling products that drive revenue for them, and what should be must-stock items for your retail business.

DreamWear Passes 10 Million Mark

Sleep therapy equipment maker Philips says it has sold 10 million of the CPAP masks and cushions worldwide.



ResMed Acquires Propeller Health for $225M

Acquisition of cloud-connected healthcare company will give ResMed technology for remotely monitoring COPD and asthma patients’ medication use.

Problem Solvers

Extending Sleep Revenues & Care

CPAP cleaners give providers a chance to not only stretch their revenues via a solid retail item, but also benefit their patients' care and compliance. What’s the business case? What’s the therapeutic case? How do the devices work? How do providers get started? HMEB talks to a couple experts to get the details.

Breath Expands Diagnostic Testing Services

The Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility now includes capnography testing in their software platform.

ResMed Acquires MatrixCare

The acquisition will expand ResMed’s out-of-hospital SaaS Portfolio into long-term care settings.

Problem Solver

Extending Sleep Revenues Through CPAP Cleaners

CPAP cleaners give providers a chance to not only stretch their revenues via a solid retail item, but also benefit their patients’ care and compliance.

Video

Sleep Masks: Finding the Right Fit

Fisher & Paykel showcases a trio of offerings aimed at helping providers get sleep patients fitted correctly the first time around.

Sleep Providers Told to Hunt Down, Refund Overpayments

June's HHS OIG report on PAP resupply overpayments has resulted in Medicare contractors asking some sleep providers to review claims going back over six years.

Product Solutions

Sleep Therapy

Sleep providers must closely monitor the marketplace to see what new devices and related products are available. Here are some of the latest offerings.

VirtuOx Acquires Instant Diagnostic Systems

Healthcare IT company picks up diagnostic facility with home testing capabilities.

ResMed Partners with Verily For Sleep Apnea Initiative

The two companies will combine technology resources to identify and reach untreated sleep apnea sufferers.

Most PAP Resupply Claims Don’t Pass Medicare Muster

New report from HHS OIG says claims for replacement positive airway pressure device supplies didn’t comply with Medicare’s requirements.

Study: Bilevel PAP Therapy Can Retain Patients

ResMed-sponsored research finds bilevel PAP can prevent 56% of struggling patients from terminating therapy.

podcast on ways to expand resupply

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