The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine.
This AASM analysis of the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule provides highlights for sleep clinicians on changes in payment and RVUs, telehealth and virtual check-in services, remote physiologic monitoring, and other topics.
As we reflect back on a year that we will likely never forget, it is important to remember bright moments that brought out the best in us; that took courage, teamwork, resilience, and adaptability. Let us anticipate a better year in 2021.
Renew your membership for 2021
Membership is open for 2021! Renew now for a chance to win a great prize and maintain access to the resources and education that will equip to you to stay at the forefront of sleep medicine during these challenging times. Renew now
AASM 2021 individual members and accredited facility members can receive complimentary access to SleepTM Select with zero set-up or annual subscription fee. Facility members also can receive 50% off an annual SleepTM Pro subscription.
Be a part of Virtual SLEEP 2021, the 35th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). Submit a postgraduate course proposal by Monday, Dec. 21. Submit abstracts and other session proposals by Monday, Dec. 28.
The AASM now accepts applications for Fellow membership on an annual review schedule. To be considered for the 2021 class of Fellows of the AASM, you need to apply by Jan. 1, 2021. Take the next step to become a Fellow and apply today!
COVID-19 Relief Fund for sleep societies
The AASM is offering a third round of relief funding to state and regional sleep societies impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Societies that have not yet received funding can apply by Jan. 3 to receive up to $10,000.
Sleep medicine fellowship programs that are at risk of losing funding, previously lost funding, have never been funded, or have a new position can apply by Jan. 4, 2021, for the Sleep Medicine Fellow Funding Award from the AASM Foundation.
If you missed Virtual SLEEP 2020 in August, you can now purchase on-demand access to the year’s premier sleep and circadian conference. You’ll receive access until Aug. 1, 2021, giving you plenty of time to enjoy all the presentations.
Kryo, the company behind the ChiliSleep brand of products, including the chiliPAD bed temperature system, has merged with Ebb Therapeutics, maker of the CoolDrift forehead-cooling device, and has raised $37 million in new funding.
Visit the new AASM telemedicine video library to view a two-part webcast recorded by the AASM Telemedicine Presidential Committee. The videos will help you navigate the challenges of integrating telemedicine in your sleep practice.
The FDA has authorized emergency use of the PortPatch to reduce spread of airborne particulates through exhalation ports, anti-asphyxia valves and carbon dioxide vents on full-face or non-rebreathing CPAP and other ventilation masks.
Save big on AASM products! From now through Dec. 31, 2020, receive 20% off AASM technologist education products when you buy one or more A-STEP Online Self-Study Modules. Purchase the A-STEP Online Self-Study Module bundle and receive both 20% off Technologist Education products and FREE access to the AASM Sleep Technologist Practice Exams. Don’t delay, buy modules today at astep.aasm.org!
APSS: Coming soon! Nominations for the inaugural APSS DEI Leadership Award
The APSS is proud to announce its new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award, which will recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of sleep medicine and/or sleep and circadian science by increasing diversity in the field, developing targeted educational programs, or working to reduce sleep health disparities. Applications will open Jan. 13.
On Dec. 10, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to support individuals’ engagement in their care, remove barriers to coordinated care, and reduce regulatory burdens on the health care industry.
The AASM national office will be closed Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas Day holiday. Normal office hours will resume at 9 a.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 28.
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Effects of trazodone vs CBT-I
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Evening types and impulsivity
School start times and sleep
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Electroacupuncture for insomnia
Nat Sci Sleep
Acoustic stimulation to reduce OSA
Long sleep and CVD risk
CBT-I effect on hypnotic use
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