Are you enrolled in Medicare or have patients who are? Learn about Medicare Part B coverage for sleep studies (Part B covers certain doctor’s services, out patient care, medical supplies and preventative services).
Has your doctor ordered a test, medication or specialist visit but can’t tell you what it’s going to cost? Have you ever been surprised by a huge medical bill when you thought you were covered? Have you ever postponed a procedure because you weren’t sure what it would cost you? Have you ever been confused … Read More »
If you have a diagnosis of sleep apnea, your insurance company will probably cover the cost of your CPAP or bi-level PAP device; however, coverage varies from plan to plan and so do authorization requirements. Read more about insurance coverage below. We’ll answer the basic questions, like what will I have to pay?, rental vs. … Read More »
Out-of-network services: a nasty surprise ($150 vs $1,200) A study from the Kaiser Family Foundation of Americans who had trouble paying their medical bills found that 32% received care from an out-of-network provider that insurance wouldn’t fully cover and 21% of respondents did not know that their provider was out of network. Why is it important to choose an … Read More »
If you’ve received a new PAP device to treat your sleep apnea in the past 12-18 months, you likely have a device that can be enabled to wireless transmit your usage data to your smartphone, your physician, your medical equipment provider and even your health insurance company. Why? How? What does this mean for patients and their … Read More »
The Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare) rolled out in 2014. Since then, we’ve seen changes in how healthcare is administered by many insurance companies. Here’s an overview of how sleep apnea testing in-center and in-home, PAP therapy and oral appliance therapy are affected by the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act and … Read More »
Quick Q&A and Resources Q: What is ICD10? Answer: The International Classification of Diseases (also known by the abbreviation ICD) is the United Nations-sponsored World Health Organization’s “standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes.” The ICD is designed as a health care classification system, providing a system of diagnostic codes for classifying diseases, including nuanced classifications of a wide variety of … Read More »