The Sleep Manufacturers Alliance has released their first educational resource, which was developed for home care providers, during its recent meeting, held on September 20, 2006, during Medtrade. The educational resource, titled Competitive Bidding – A Guide for Providers, is a 12-page guide designed to help providers better understand the impact of competitive bidding on their respective businesses and the sleep disordered breathing market.

Complimentary copies of the guide may be secured from the respective members of the Alliance (Embla, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Invacare, Pro-Tech, Puritan Bennett, ResMed, Respironics, Sunrise Medical, Viasys Healthcare), or through the executive office for the Alliance.

The Alliance’s Web site is expected to be available in the next 30 to 60 days, according to a press release from the group.