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

Department of Energy proposes data collection on household CPAP use

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) within the Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a notice and request for comments describing its intent to reinstate the Residential Energy Consumption Survey. The federal agency is proposing to update the survey with changes including the addition [...]

2019-11-22T21:58:40-06:00November 22nd, 2019|Advocacy|

AASM announces 2020 High School Video Contest

Please share the following information with your teenage patients and encourage them to enter the 2020 AASM High School Video Contest! The American Academy of Sleep Medicine invites U.S. high school students to enter the 2020 AASM High School Video Contest, which is focused [...]

2020-01-17T17:53:53-06:00November 19th, 2019|Advocacy, Featured|

HHS proposes Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute reforms

This week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to modernize and clarify the regulations that interpret the Physician Self-Referral Law (the “Stark Law”) and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. According to an HHS press release, the Stark Law’s new [...]

2019-10-11T13:52:46-05:00October 11th, 2019|Advocacy, Featured|

AASM joins AMA in urging Congress to improve MACRA

The AASM joined almost 120 organizations in signing on to a letter from the American Medical Association (AMA) urging Congressional leaders to implement technical improvements to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) to improve the program and ensure the success of participating [...]

2019-06-21T15:25:52-05:00June 21st, 2019|Advocacy|