Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Update on Home Testing for OSA

Sleep Well and Live reports that home testing for OSA will not be covered in many states:

Effective April 1, 2008: “For a study to be reported as a polysomnogram, sleep must be recorded and staged and must be attended. Sleep studies should be performed in a hospital, sleep laboratory or by an Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility that is supervised by a physician (MD/DO) trained in analyzing and interpreting the recordings and should be attended by a trained technologist. Sleep studies performed in the home are not covered.”

The LCD affects the following primary geographic jurisdictions: American Samoa, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Marina Islands, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (with the exception of Queens County), Ohio, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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