DME MACs Revise PAP FAQs

Four new questions and answers have been added to the Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Devices – Supplier Frequently Asked Questions based on questions received from the provider community. The new Q&As read as follows: Q12: The PAP LCD states

Embla Acquires Covidien’s Sleep Diagnostic Business

Embla and Covidien have entered into a definitive agreement under which Embla will acquire Covidien’s sleep diagnostic business. This includes the sleep diagnostic products sold under the Sandman™ brand name. Financial terms of the tran

Contour Products to Showcase New CPAP Accessories at Medtrade

Contour Products, Charlotte, NC, will be showcasing multiple new products for CPAP users at Medtrade 2009 in Atlanta on October 13-15. Contour’s line of accessories, including the Citrus II CPAP cleaner, Citrus II CPAP mask cleaner, Cann Eas

Developers Create iPhone Application for Sleep

Two young developers with expertise in computer science and scientific research created an App for iPhone and iPod-touch users designed to improve sleep. Daniel Gartenberg and Justin Beck both attended the University of Wisconsin Madison and met a

Graymark Healthcare Acquires somniCare and somniTech

Graymark Healthcare Inc, Oklahoma City, acquired somniCare Inc and somniTech Inc (collectively called “Somni”) from Avastra USA. The Somni companies, based in Overland Park, Kan, provide personalized sleep disorder testing and treatmen

Seizure Drug Enhances Sleep for Women with Hot Flashes

Gabapentin, a drug initially used to treat seizures, improves sleep quality in menopausal women with hot flashes, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers report online and in the September issue of the Journal of Women’s Health. Approxi