BRPT Awards Second Andrea Patterson Scholarship

The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) granted Surafel Taddese of Olathe, Kan, the second Andrea Patterson Memorial Scholarship. Taddese is a student enrolled in the Polysomnography Sleep Study Program at Johnson County Co

Midmark SleepView Named Edison Awards Finalist

The Midmark SleepView Monitor/Portal, for testing and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has been named as an Award Finalist by the internationally renowned 2012 Edison Awards in the Science/Medical category, one of 15 categories honor

Circadian Clock Governs Highs and Lows of Immune Response

New research published by Cell Press in the February issue of the journal Immunity shows that the success of host immune defense depends in part on an organism’s "body clock." The study may lead to therapeutic strategies designed to op

AASM Calls for Applications for Innovation Care Pilot Program

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine issued a call last week for sleep centers to apply for participation in the Integrated Care Delivery and Management Program for Patients with OSA (ICDMPPO). “The pilot program represents a significant

NovaSom Provides HST to UnitedHealthcare Plan Participants

UnitedHealthcare plan participants now have access to NovaSom home sleep testing services for sleep apnea diagnosis, according to information from NovaSom. NovaSom will utilize its field-based provider relations team to educate physicians on ap

ProBasics Launches New CPAP Mask

ProBasics by PMI released a new line of CPAP mask called the Zzz-MASK SG. Completely redesigned for a contour fit, the no-contact design is fitted with a soft liquid silicone seal that uses the air pressure in the mask to form a seal that impro

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Qnexa

VIVUS Inc announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee recommended Qnexa be granted marketing approval by the FDA for the treatment of obesity in adults. The Committee voted 20 to 2,

When the Payor Takes Control

The old canard that reimbursement drives the delivery of health care looks certain to apply to the changes overtaking sleep medicine in 2011 into 2012. Coming into vogue are lower reimbursement amounts, payment models mandating home sleep tests