Now you will not have to sleep in a lab environment to be tested....BD
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved at-home sleep testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Previous policy had mandated that suspected sleep apnea sufferers undergo facility-based polysomnography. The new policy allows continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment for Medicare patients who are diagnosed via unattended home monitoring devices. This decision will likely prompt increased coverage from insurance companies around the country.
“SleepQuest is very excited about the change in coverage as it demonstrates that our portable sleep testing program, which we have successfully offered for the past 14 years, is a viable and effective alternative to sleep lab testing,” said Robert Koenigsberg, SleepQuest President. “Dr. William Dement, SleepQuest’s Chief Scientific Advisor and I applaud CMS’s in-depth analysis of this topic, providing greater access and allowing the many sufferers of OSA to benefit from treatment.”