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Medicare Approves In Home Sleep Apnea Testing

Apr 8, 2008 @ 11:32 AM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Insurance Companies Expected To Match Medicare Policy

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.

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