Thursday, September 11, 2008

Home Testing Reimbursement Announced

The AASM reports that Trailblazer, the Medicare carrier for Texas and surrounding states (not Mississippi) has decided reimbursement rates for home testing for OSA:

G0399: Home Sleep Testing, Type III portable monitor; minimum 4 channels - $125.00 - $85 is recognized for the Professional Component - $35 is recognized for the Technical Component

With a low reimbursement like this, home testing is not going to quickly become widespread.

Somnus Sleep Clinic is trying out its Type III home testing device tonight. I should be able to let you know next week how it worked out.

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