Airway Management and VirtuOx
Airway Management (AM) is the leading manufacturer of custom Oral Appliances for the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB), which includes Snoring, UARS and Sleep Apnea. AM was founded by W. Keith Thornton, DDS, a third generation dentist from Dallas, Texas who developed the Thornton Adjustable Positioner® (TAP®) in 1994. Airway Management is the market leader with more than 250,000 TAP® devices delivered to patients.
Airway Management developed TAP® PAP, a combination of Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) to treat severe OSA when patients are non-compliant with CPAP therapy. Today Airway Management holds 52 patents in the U.S. and abroad that are based on OAT and CPAP therapies.
VirtuOx, Inc. is a privately held medical technology services company that provides diagnostic tools and services that enable a variety of healthcare organizations and professionals in diagnosing and treating Respiratory diseases through vertically integrated platforms, products and services. VirtuOx' platforms includes a Medicare approved, Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) that assists in the diagnosis and qualification of treatment options for Sleep Disorder Breathing and Respiratory
Diseases in the home, industry leading web-based management applications that communicate with physicians, medical equipment providers and patients globally as well as product and distribution offerings.
Together we introduce VirtuOx Professional Edition, a Patient Management System for the providers of Oral Appliance Therapy. Unlike CPAP, OAT requires gradual titration in the home over a 3-4 week period. Oximetry screening allows for a pre-therapy patient baseline of oxygen saturation and a post titration read for the protrusive management of the appliance. In addition Home Sleep Testing may be ordered through VirtuOx Professional Edition to establish a diagnosis and confirm the treatment position of the appliance.
All patient information including: demographics, physician notes, oximetry and sleep test reports are conveniently stored electronically in individual portals with administrative access being controlled by the subscriber/provider. A medical billing option is also available. This includes key services such as: patient claim submission and follow-up to Medicare and Commercial Insurance, as well as in network provider status applications.