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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.

DreamWear

Product Spotlight

DreamWear's Three of a Kind

Philips rounds out its line of DreamWear sleep therapy masks with a full-face option, while maintaining an emphasis on patient engagement.

ResMed to Acquire HEALTHCAREfirst

In another technology buy, ResMed expands its post-acute software offerings, this time for home health and hospice agencies.

Sleep Apnea Affects Nearly 1 Billion People

New research increases the estimate of people suffering from sleep apnea nearly 10-fold to more than 936 million.

70% of Quadriplegia Patients Also Have OSA

Study examines obstructive sleep apnea prevalence in patients with quadriplegia.

Compass Health to Distribute 3B’s Lumin

Compass will be the sole distributor for 3B Medical’s UV-based CPAP disinfector.

Philips Acquires Sleep NightBalance

Buy lets Philips address positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring.

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