I want to thank everyone who's been leaving comments about home testing. Currently the situation is unclear. It seems like a new LCD is written every week. If you have questions about what is covered in your state/Medicare region, I would encourage you to contact your local Medicare carrier or your state sleep society.
If anyone out there has successfully qualified a patient for cpap using home testing and/or has successfully billed for home testing, please leave a comment and share your experience.
A reader asked the following question:
I have some questions reguarding who will or who will be required to give a sleep study at home? Can a sleep technican hook up a patient at their home, by himself? Are can only a sleep technologist hook the patient up, in there home? This just seems like a slippery slope for sleep medicine. To me at the minimal a sleep technican, but what about Nurses or Respritory Therapist? Thank you for responding.
I don't think there are any standards for the hook up. The patient can hook himself up, or he could be hooked up by a technician, nurse, or secretary. I agree with your concerns.
I will be getting a type 3 home testing device in about 2 weeks. I'll let the readers of this blog know how things work out.