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

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+00:00 December 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+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Advocacy, Featured|

AASM signs on to E/M comment letter from AMA

The AASM joined almost 170 organizations in signing on to a comment letter from the American Medical Association (AMA) in response to the Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding, reimbursement, and documentation guideline revisions proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The [...]

2018-09-04T21:31:37+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Advocacy, Featured|

AASM submits Stark Law comments to CMS

In response to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) request for input on how to address any undue burden of the Stark Law, the AASM submitted comments recommending exceptions for the provision of  positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea [...]

2018-08-25T02:30:28+00:00 August 25th, 2018|Advocacy, Featured|