Night technologist jobs in sleep medicine are likely to decline in the future, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a dearth of opportunities for sleep technologists.
Advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants have an increasingly expanding place on multidisciplinary sleep medicine teams and can play a vital role in patient care and education.
Just as a PSG can diagnosis a patient’s sleep disorder and CPAP utilization can assist with the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, hiring a qualified attorney to serve as a billing specialist for a sleep lab or DME company can assist in identifying regulatory compliance concerns and provide advice on documenting areas of concern related to billing and claims submission.
From the receptionist and billing coordinator to the hygienist and dental assistant, every employee should play an integral role in the screening and managing for potential patients who might not know they suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
Patients get the best treatment for them, dentists treat cases with predictable results and obtain combination therapy support when required, and physicians gain access to additional resources and tools for their patients.
Non-compete agreements are becoming standard provisions in employment agreements by and between sleep labs, DME companies, sleep technologists, and physicians. A healthcare lawyer explains what’s generally included and what it means to you.
Amidst technological advances, changing payor requirements, and healthcare reform, sleep technologists will have to seize new opportunities to thrive.
Sree Roy discusses her plans to make readers’ lives easier and keep the premier sleep medicine trade publication at its best. She started this week and would love to hear from you.
Experienced executive to lead aggressive commercialization and growth of in-home testing for obstructive sleep apnea.
Spitznagel, who comes to NovaSom from Oceana Therapeutics Inc, succeeds Richard Hassett, MD, who served as president and CEO since 2010.
Innomed Technologies Inc has appointed Ron F. Richard to the position of CEO. In this position, he will also oversee the sister companies Mergenet Medical and RespCare Inc.
Preparing for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants in sleep centers.
Sleep industry leader, Stefan Elterich, was formerly VP sales & channel management - Americas for ResMed.
Researchers conducted a study to determine whether a protected sleep period of 5 hours is feasible and effective in increasing the time slept by interns on extended duty overnight shifts.
Respicardia, which successfully completed enrollment into a global chronic pilot study to treat central sleep apnea with an implantable system last month, appointed Jay Millerhagen as vice president of clinical affairs and market development.
Company plans cost reduction plan for 2013 of more than $2 million
Foreign students increasingly are seeking out US-based polysomnography training programs to get the training they need to build their own skills and build the sleep field in their home countries.
Identifying personality fit and clinical excellence in sleep technologists
This course is developed specifically for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to integrate their skills into a sleep medicine practice.
Energizing staff through incentive and retention strategies.