An open book CMS is not. So, if you're wondering which way the wind will blow when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unleashes its final rule on home sleep testing this month, you're in good company. The proposed rule left a lot to the imagination. Everyone — from industry experts to sleep labs to respiratory providers — is hoping for more clarification. Here are the important issues for respiratory HMEs to watch.
Respiratory Management has invited clinical experts Joe Lewarski, Bob McCoy and Ron Richard to square off on key clinical challenges involved in oxygen care. Read on to find out where these industry veterans stand on the merits of oxygen conservation, consumer-geared pulse oximetry, environmentally conscious oxygen care, oxygen needs at altitude and pulmonary rehab.
At the end of last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed decision memo on a national coverage determination (NCD) for the use of home-based sleep testing to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).