Sleep Therapy


3B Medical Appoints Pontzius as President

Experienced healthcare manufacturing and distribution executive Tom Pontzius will help lead the maker of sleep, oxygen and disinfection products.

HMEB Unveils 2021 New Product Award Winners

This year’s provider-judged competition yielded 15 winners from a large volume of entries, with fierce competition between multiple entries in some key HME product and service categories.

CPAP Therapy Helps Sleep Apnea Patients Live Longer

Continued CPAP use as directed increased patients’ survival rates over a three-year period, according to a ResMed-backed survey of French OSA patient data.

Drive DeVilbiss Discontinues DV5 and DV6 Devices

The discontinuation of the CPAP units comes after material shortages and move to focus on oxygen equipment production.

ResMed SaaS Sees Leadership Shift

Sleep and respiratory equipment maker promotes Ghoshal to President of its SaaS business, to replace departing Sodhi.

CMS’s Philips Recall Update Poses Problems

An alert from the agency tells Medicare patients to contact suppliers, but AAHomecare and VGM Government Relations both point out that the announcement’s phrasing will cause difficulties for sleep providers.

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Sleep Therapy: No-Touch Resupply

Resupply sits at the center of sleep therapy providers’ ongoing quest to improve patient outcomes and business efficiencies. Now a new technological approach seeks to take that to the next level. What is it, what’s involved, and what other HME categories could use it?

ResMed Launches AirSense 11 PAP Series

The company’s next-generation PAP device includes new features such as Personal Therapy Assistant and Care Check-In to provide tailored guidance to PAP users.



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Sleep Therapy Solutions

While their supply chains and COVID-19 continue to cause complications, sleep therapy providers still need to be on top of the latest offerings on the market. We round up some of the latest.

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2021 Industry Innovators

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VGM Asks FDA to Expedite Approval of New Foam for Philips Devices

VGM & Associates sends a letter underscoring the urgency to take action to ensure patient access to devices; offers resources to help providers share their concerns with FDA, as well.

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Made for the Challenge

The supply chain issues exposed by the Philips recall underscore the need for policies that fully recognize the importance of maintaining access to respiratory products.

AAHomecare Engages DME MACs on Philips Recall

Industry association contacts Medical Directors to convey challenges faced by providers and patients and asks for clarifications on points made in Noridian FAQ.

AASM Posts Second Recall Webinar

Follow up to last week’s webinar discusses various topics from various areas of concern, including HME providers, on behalf of ventilator, pediatric and other patients.

Noridian Releases FAQs for Devices Under Philips Recall

Documents for DME MAC Jurisdictions A and D provide direction on coverage and billing impacts for devices falling under the Philips PE-PUR foam recall.

RRI Responds to Philips Recall

The respiratory equipment notes that its Purify 03 devices are made for cleaning accessory items such as masks and tubing, not the core PAP therapy devices where PE-PUR foam is located.

AASM Shares Information, Resources for Philips Recall

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is hosting its second online presentation on the recall on June 25, has posted a recording of a previous webinar, and has posted online resources to help sleep therapy stakeholders.

Philips Recalls Millions of Sleep Devices and Ventilators

The company outlined instructions for patients and HME providers for recall related to the breakdown of noise abatement foam used in devices that could cause health risks and could possibly become toxic or carcinogenic.

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2021 HME Business Handbook: Sleep Therapy

Sleep Therapy Compliance: The Mask Matters Most

The most significant component of adherence, from a device perspective, is the mask, and technological advancements and patient-centric mask solutions, optimized for specific DME business models, are driving new ways to improve patient compliance rates and successful business outcomes.

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