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Studies show that adolescents who don’t get enough sleep often suffer physical and mental health problems, an increased risk of automobile accidents, and a decline in academic performance.
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Sleep testing is clearly on the OIG's radar. A recently released report by the agency identified nearly $17 million in questionable billing for PSG services. A lawyer analyzes the OIG's report and provides recommendations you can implement today.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will use these measures to develop algorithms to detect inappropriate billing practices and to analyze the practices of sleep medicine providers in the future.
International Trade Commission agrees to investigate Chinese medical device manufacturer.
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A petition from the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine for sleep psychology to be recognized as a specialty was approved by the American Psychological Association's Council of Representatives.
Aaron Taylor, former offensive guard for the Green Bay Packers and current college football analyst, is helping the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) promote awareness about sleep apnea.
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes projected cuts for all sleep medicine services in 2014.
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The American Academy of Sleep Medicine takes a big step in keeping out of center sleep standards relevant and up-to-date for today’s sleep labs and patients.
The American Thoracic Society has released new clinical practice guidelines on sleep apnea, sleepiness, and driving risk in non-commercial drivers.
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Senior members of the House Ways and Means Committee introduced a bill that will prevent CMS from implementing the Round 2 bidding program and replace it with a market pricing program.
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The reimbursement, legal, and regulatory aspects driving the delivery of home sleep testing in physician practices and in the patient direct model.
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule outlining standards that Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces must meet, and clarifying earlier guidance about the Navigator program.
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What your lab needs to know about adapting to reimbursement drops, home testing insurer requirements, and changes that come with the health care overhaul.
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Reimbursement rates for certain durable medical equipment will be, on average, 45% lower than the current rates.
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The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 prevents a scheduled payment cut for physicians and other practitioners who treat Medicare patients from taking effect on January 1, 2013.
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A letter circulating on LinkedIn is urging sleep medicine professionals to "defer the implementation of the new [AASM] center accreditation standards until various problems can be resolved."
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Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services rejects a request for waiver of the Stark Law to permit sleep specialists to dispense Medicare CPAP to their patients.
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The tasimelteon Non-24-Hour Disorder program continues toward the goal of a projected mid-2013 New Drug Application filing with the FDA.
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Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists President, Cindra L. Altman, on the BRPT's relationship with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
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AASM federal and state activities. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has been exerting energy toward federal and state legislative efforts in recent months.