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Established in 2008, the Missouri Sleep Society is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to the growth, improvement and advocacy for the field of sleep medicine in the state of Missouri.
Missouri Sleep 2014 Conference - Columbia, MO
Please join us for Missouri Sleep 2014 which will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Columbia, Missouri at the Courtyard by Marriott.
This conference will provide 6 affordable CME's and CEU's for sleep technicians, psychologists, nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists and other allied health professionals.
Topics to be discussed include CPAP Adherence, Troubleshooting in the Sleep Lab, Restless Legs syndrome, Narcolepsy, and much more.
More information to be provided soon.
Sleep Clinical News May 20, 2013
MedPage Today (5/20, Bankhead) reports, “Prediabetic patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had significant improvement in glucose levels after effective treatment of the apnea,” according to research presented at the American Thoracic Society meeting. Investigators found that “the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) results at 2 hours showed that glucose declined by more than 8 mg/dL from baseline in patients treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) but increased by almost 10 mg/dL in a control group.”
Sleep Policy News
AASM News: Approved OCST ProvidersNew program designates Approved OCST Providers
To help sleep centers navigate through the rapidly changing health care landscape, the AASM has adopted an Out of Center Testing Policy Statement that involves a process for designating Approved OCST Providers. Through this new initiative, the policy will recognize companies that perform technical functions associated with the provision of out of center sleep testing services and meet AASM accreditation standards, while ensuring that the board certified sleep medicine physician remains at the center of care. If you determine that it is beneficial for your sleep center to contract with an outside OCST provider, then this program will help you select a company.
Earlier this week, AASM President Sam Fleishman, MD sent out a letter to membership announcing this voluntary program. Members can read the announcement in the Hypnogram Blog. Alongside the announcement, Dr. Fleishman issued a video statement explaining the program. Members with further questions are encouraged to view the FAQsthe AASM has developed for the Approved OCST Provider program.