DME MAC Hosting Workshop Discussing PAP LCD

Noridian Administrative Services (NAS) will host a positive airway pressure (PAP) Web workshop on December 8, 11 AM CT. The 90-minute workshop will review the PAP device local coverage determination and policy article. According to information

Starving to Avoid Sleepiness

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis found that starvation allows the need for nourishment to push aside the need for sleep. Like humans and rats, fruit flies cannot survive without sleep. But in a line of flies eng

New CPAP Adherence Criteria May Yield Negative Effects

The application of new coverage determination adherence criteria for continued reimbursement of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may have potential negative effects on patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and their clinical car

AMA Urges Congress to Stop Medicare Payment Cuts

The American Medicial Association (AMA), along with medical societies representing 50 states and the District of Columbia and 65 national physician organizations, united to send a strong message to Congress—immediate action is needed to s

FDA Declines to Approve Jazz Fibromyalgia Drug

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc released information stating that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent the company a complete response letter (CRL) regarding the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for JZP-6 (sodium oxybate) for the tre

medSage Technologies Introduces Universal CPAP Monitor

medSage Technologies introduced its new patent-pending TrendSetter Universal CPAP Monitor, a product that collects patient compliance data from any brand of PAP machine and sends it in near real time to home health providers. This capability a

AAOMS Names New President-Elect

Arthur C. Jee, DMD, was voted president-elect of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) during the Association’s 92nd Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition in Chicago, on September 27–October 2, 20

Use of Nasal CPAP May Cause Subtle Craniofacial Changes

The use of a nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) machine for more than 2 years may cause craniofacial changes in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, an