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

Verma identifies several CMS priorities for 2019

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma identified several priorities for the agency during the recent 2019 CMS Quality Conference. The event, held Jan. 29-31 in Baltimore, brought together 3,000 leaders from across the health care spectrum to discuss quality improvement. [...]

2019-02-08T23:51:12+00:00February 8th, 2019|Advocacy|

Summary of the ‘Vision for the Future’ of MOC report

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recently posted a report drafted by the “Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission,” which reviewed the purpose and framework of the current maintenance of certification (MOC) process. In response to the draft report, the American [...]

2019-01-25T20:54:28+00:00January 25th, 2019|Advocacy, Featured|

HHS includes sleep health in Healthy People 2030 proposal

The Sleep Health topic area and objectives that were in Healthy People 2020 have been included by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the proposed structure for Healthy People 2030. Healthy People focuses on critical health promotion and disease prevention topics, [...]

2018-12-07T17:59:39+00:00December 7th, 2018|Advocacy, Featured|

AASM supports National Obesity Care Week 2018

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is a National Obesity Care Week champion, supporting this nationwide effort to raise awareness of obesity, its treatments, weight bias, and access to care, while ensuring that the relationship between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is [...]

2018-10-05T22:40:39+00:00October 5th, 2018|Advocacy, Featured|