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Updates about legislative and regulatory issues impacting the field of sleep medicine

First Sleep Health Caucus briefing focuses on the pandemic

On Sept. 21, the Congressional Sleep Health Caucus held its first briefing for legislative staff. The virtual briefing focused on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and allowed legislative staff to learn about the importance of sleep health from several sleep experts. Patient concerns, [...]

2021-10-22T10:17:13-05:00October 22nd, 2021|Advocacy|

Represent the sleep specialty within the AMA

The AASM is up for a five-year review of its representation in the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates. Participation enables the AASM to represent the sleep specialty in two key committees overseeing practice and reimbursement issues: The AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update [...]

2021-09-07T09:33:11-05:00August 13th, 2021|Advocacy|

AASM advocates for patients affected by Philips PAP recall

The AASM and several medical societies and patient advocacy organizations submitted a letter on June 22 to the durable medical equipment (DME) Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) requesting support from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for patients affected by the recall of [...]

2021-07-07T22:04:28-05:00June 24th, 2021|Advocacy, Featured|

Sleep is essential to health: New position statement

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine board of directors has developed a new position statement declaring that sleep is a biological necessity, and insufficient sleep and untreated sleep disorders are detrimental for health, well-being and safety. The statement supports the AASM vision that, "Sleep [...]

2021-06-10T13:24:31-05:00June 10th, 2021|Advocacy, Featured|

CMS promotes value-based health care with Stark final rule

On Dec. 2, 2020, CMS published the much-anticipated final rule, “Modernizing and Clarifying the Physician Self-Referral Regulations,” which establishes exceptions to the physician self-referral law — known as the Stark Law — for certain value-based compensation arrangements between or among physicians, providers, and suppliers. [...]

2021-01-15T13:08:51-06:00January 15th, 2021|Advocacy, Clinical Resources|