Sleep

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 27, 2014)—Last year’s Medtrade brought unprecedented academic and consumer attention lavished on sleep medicine, and that trend is continuing in 2014. Sleep research originating in... Read more >
SOMERSET, Pa. (Jan. 21, 2014)—DeVilbiss Healthcare has added a new nasal mask to its line of CPAP interfaces. The EasyFit Lite Nasal Mask provides a number of the premium features found on DeVilbiss... Read more >
More and more transportation companies are requiring employees to be screened for sleep apnea. Liability issues continue to surface related to sleep-deprived truckers, engineers and pilots, who could... Read more >
Compliance is the Holy Grail of sleep-disorder breathing therapy. Technologies such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices only work if patients use them, and yet industry statistics... Read more >
Competing in the PAP market requires that HME providers do more than dispense machines—much more. Providers must take a broad-based and unified approach to maximize ongoing patient compliance... Read more >
Contestants on the weight-loss reality show “The Biggest Loser” are pushed to the limits of physical endurance with hours of workouts that leave them exhausted and questioning whether... Read more >
The same issues have been keeping sleep-focused HME providers awake at night for several years now. Competitive bidding and other government requirements are squeezing much of the profit out of the... Read more >
The CPAP market looks a lot like the rest of the home care industry these days — full of potential mixed with uncertainty. Manufacturers and providers alike have reason for optimism, but... Read more >
By now, CPAP providers are chomping at the bit for a chance to embrace the full potential of the resupply business. Many know there is money to be made, but an equal number soon find out it is not... Read more >
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Icon Premo compact CPAP with fully integrated humidifier, power supply and hidden water chamber; forward facing clock and screen with customizable alarm offers... Read more >
With the increase in sleep therapy over the past several years, many providers' top revenue generator is the E0601 (CPAP). However, analysis by RemitDATA shows that, on average, suppliers are... Read more >
As has been the case in recent years, the awareness of sleep-disordered breathing and the health problems it causes continues to rise. The identification of symptoms and risks are highlighted... Read more >
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In a recent widespread probe review of post-payment claims for CPAP devices, the Jurisdiction C DME MAC (Cigna) said the review "showed that suppliers are not following... Read more >
With the first quarter of 2010 already in the rearview mirror, manufacturers and providers agree that government policy continues to shape the CPAP market more than any other force. In late 2008, the... Read more >
According to an Irish proverb, a good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. It seems modern-day physicians agree, at least about the sleep part. Physicians' ever-increasing... Read more >