July 2006


Some Sweet Dreams for Sleep

By Ellen Z. Harrison, Bob McCoy

New RAD Guidelines Mean Better Treatment for Complex, Central Apneas and Better Business for Providers

The State of Seating & Positioning

By Ellen Z. Harrison, Bob McCoy

Clinician Task Force Talks Trends, Challenges and Reimbursement

Trends in Wound Care Technology

Incorporating Novel Tools

Sleep Lab Offers Comfort of Upscale Hotel

Computer Software Update

By Anthony J. Sadar, Daniel J. Wallace

The Challenges of Electronic Documentation

Are Wheelchair Cushions Considered Support Surfaces?

NPUAP Initiative Defines Terms

At Home with Dealers

Alpine Home Medical Equipment: Senator Visits HME Dealer to Talk Competitive Bidding

Auto Access Aftermarket

The Nuts and Bolts of Lifts, Ramps & Vans: Manufacturers & Dealers Offer Tools of the Trade

Tools and Tips

By W. David Yates, Roger E. Meiners

Will CMNs Become Documentation Dinosaurs? Maybe, But You Need to Understand the Rules Until They Do!

The State of Seating and Positioning

By Ellen Z. Harrison, Bob McCoy

Clinician Task Force Talks Trends, Challenges and Reimbursement

At Home with Dealers

Wright-Way Inc.: Advocating Standards

Weighing In On Bariatrics

How Consumer Demand Has Shaped Product Development

Accreditation: How Software Companies Can Help

By Nikolay Voutchkov, Melissa Jackson

Wound Care and Support Surfaces

Apples to Apples: The Importance of Matching Patient Needs to Products


Study Shows that Physicians, Patients Not Talking About Sleep

Authentidate Holding Corp. Names National Director of Health Care Sales

New Power Mobility Documentation Guidance, Requirements Issued by DME MAC

Team Invacare's Ernst Van Dyk Wins Laureus World Sports Award

Home Oxygen Therapy for Medicare Patients Is Service-Intensive, Says Study

Bathroom Safety: Following Hip and Knee Replacement

States Get Funding for Home, Community-Based Care

Ramp Coalition: Lack of Input Results in Flawed Regulations and Confusion for Beneficiaries

ContourMed Introduces ContourMed EasyFit

Soft-Aid, USMD and Visionary Medical Systems Merge

Providers Monitor Clients During Heat Wave

Study Reveals Sleepiness and Performance Impairment in Commercial Drivers

AccuMED Teams Up with Velcro

Survey Says: Mask Replacement Low for CPAP Users

VIASYS Expands Presence in Sleep Therapy

Permobil Videos Receive Three Telly Awards

Insulin Exempt from TSA's Liquid Ban

CMS Issues Final Decision on iBOT

AAHomecare's Steps Toward Effective Facility Tours for Members of Congress

FreeStyle Navigator Shows Promise in Two New Studies

Respironics' Sleep Diagnostics Group Earns Frost & Sullivan Award

Tools of the Trade: Fitting Clients with the Right Patient Lift

Freedom Lift Corp. Appoints Sales Managers

Respironics, Masimo Expand Relationship with Pulse Oximetry Solution

AAHomecare Reacts to Proposed Oxygen Rule

Happy Birthday To You: Pride Celebrates Jazzy's 10th Birthday

Sleep Apnea: Increasing Awareness & Treating the Most Complex Cases

Walgreens Web Site to Recruit Employees With Disabilities

Targeting Wound Care with Silver Dressings, Support Surfaces

Medline Receives American Red Cross Award

CMS Issues Final Rule on Accreditation

ResMed to Reach Out to Diabetes Educators

Tina Roesler Joins TiLite as Director of Sales and Education

Oxygen Clients Still Free to Fly with Approved Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Palm Pilots Help COPD Patients

Childhood Obesity: What's the Future for Bariatrics?

Temple University to Study Medical Call Center for COPD

CMS Issues LCD for Power Mobility Devices

The Scooter Store Recognizes National Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week

Allergies & Asthma: Fight Back with Air Filtering Products

HHS Sponsors National Obesity Action Forum

LAP-BAND Procedure Shows Significant Benefits

Tips For Creating a Senior Friendly Home

Quick-Med Technologies' Bernd Liesenfeld Earns Blue Ribbon Award

Senators Introduce Bill to Modify 'In the Home' Restriction

TiLite Launches The TX

MED Group Announces New Purchasing Network Members

Coloplast Study Shows Frequency of Skin Disorders for Ostomy Clients

Airgas Announces Pricing Actions Effective June 26

AAHomecare Announces New President and CEO

Invacare Grows Sleep Division with AEIOMed Agreement

The Right Fit Ensures Proper Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

PARI & BOC in Collaboration to Develop Innovative Drug Delivery Systems

CMS Issues Quality Standards

CMS Releases New PMD Codes

Medtrade Preparation Begins

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