When the going gets tough, sometimes motivation comes in the last place we thing to look — with the patients we see every day. Respiratory Management asked patients to share their challenges and how home care equipment changed their lives. Here are their success stories.
Point & Counterpoint
Respiratory Management asked experts in the sleep field to discuss their points of view on several controversial sleep topics impacting home respiratory providers and respiratory therapists. The idea was to gain insight by getting the perspective of the HME provider/RT and the sleep physician. Two experts in sleep education moderated the debate. Here’s what they had to say regarding the new compliance landscape; the role of auto PAP and titration; the new RT sleep specialty and bi-level therapy.
CMS has placed the bar for PAP compliance as usage of four plus hours over 70 percent of nights within any consecutive 30- day period. While certainly not meeting the test of scientific validity, it offers a place to start.
RM spoke with Mark Richardson, president, and Bob O’Connor, vice president, Home MediServe.