Montage Articles

Read the winter 2020 issue of Montage

Welcome to the latest edition of the AASM member magazine, Montage. In this issue, we celebrate a record number of new fellows who matched with a sleep medicine training program for the 2021 appointment year, and we explore how changes we’ve been forced to [...]

2021-01-27T18:45:53-06:00December 15th, 2020|Montage|

Evaluation and management code changes for 2021

H. Thomas Johnson, MD, FAASM, Coding and Compliance Committee Because of the pandemic this year, we have had lots of changes to our practice. Some changes include a focus on utilization of personal protective equipment, keeping our work areas cleaner, maximizing virtual visits, and [...]

2021-01-27T18:48:03-06:00December 15th, 2020|Montage|

Sleep Medicine Education Thriving Despite Pandemic

In a year when health care providers are under an enormous amount of stress, and uncertainty is the norm, it’s reassuring to know that the field of sleep medicine has a bright future. New fellows are preparing to enter the subspeciality in record numbers [...]

2020-12-15T16:34:26-06:00December 15th, 2020|Montage|

Hypopnea scoring initiative: Current activities and future plans

The AASM Hypopnea Scoring Rule Task Force was commissioned by the AASM board of directors to create strategies for the adoption and implementation of the AASM Scoring Manual RECOMMENDED adult hypopnea scoring rule (≥3% oxygen desaturation or arousal)1 among all members, sleep facilities, payers [...]

2020-11-19T23:13:00-06:00November 19th, 2020|Montage|

Read the Fall 2020 issue of Montage

Welcome to the latest edition of the AASM member magazine, Montage. In this issue, we explore why the Academy is calling for an end to daylight saving time, review activities from our first-ever Student Sleep Health Week and learn from the unique perspective of [...]

2020-10-20T15:08:41-05:00October 16th, 2020|Montage|

AASM calls for end to daylight saving time

Twice a year, most Americans change their clocks. Twice a year, they also debate whether we should continue the ritual of “spring forward and fall back.” The American Academy of Sleep Medicine supports eliminating daylight saving time for the benefit of public health and [...]

2020-10-20T15:09:30-05:00October 16th, 2020|Montage|

Narcolepsy leads to rewarding career in sleep medicine

Luis Ortiz, MD, is a sleep physician in the Sleep Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Diagnosed with narcolepsy type 1 as a young adult, Dr. Ortiz is an advocate for the early diagnosis and treatment of narcolepsy, increased [...]

2020-10-16T15:31:46-05:00October 16th, 2020|Montage|

Read the summer 2020 issue of Montage

Welcome to the latest edition of the AASM member magazine, Montage. In this issue, we pay tribute to two leaders of sleep medicine, share how sleep providers are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and look at how artificial intelligence is changing the clinical landscape. [...]

2020-08-25T10:35:37-05:00August 25th, 2020|Montage|