The Sleep Manufacturers Alliance, Vienna, Va, announces the launch of its new Web site: The site includes easily accessible information about the Alliance’s purpose, members, goals, actions planned, actions taken, links to resources, documents, regulations of interest, press releases, and educational content. The site’s home page also includes a section titled Sleep Facts that highlights interesting facts related to sleep disordered breathing, its diagnosis, and its treatment.  In addition, visitors to the site will be given an opportunity to contact the Alliance and its members and for other manufacturers to join the Alliance.

Educational content includes the recently released SMA resource, Competitive Bidding – A Guide for Providers.  The guide is a 12-page resource designed to help suppliers better understand the impact of competitive bidding on their respective businesses and the sleep disordered breathing market.

The Documents section of the site offers the needed four forms and instructions for suppliers to file with CMS their application to participate in competitive bidding (Medicare DME Competitive Bidding Application).

Members of the Alliance include Embla, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Invacare, Pro-Tech, Puritan Bennett, ResMed, Respironics, Sunrise Medical, and Viasys Healthcare.

The Alliance was created to be the one-voice advocate, among many sleep products manufacturers, on issues related to sleep disordered breathing.  As such, the Alliance can positively impact current and future issues that are critically important to the field of sleep disordered breathing.