Sleep apnea affects more than 20 million Americans, yet most are undiagnosed and untreated. A sleep study, whether performed at-home or in a sleep center, is the most effective way to diagnose many sleep disorders, like sleep apnea. Learn about the typical requirements for ordering sleep studies. Talk to your doctor about your sleep issues … Read More »
Many people suffering with sleep disorders are wary of sleep testing because of the inconvenience (discomfort) of spending the night in a sleep center. In-center testing can also be cost prohibitive, especially with the rise in insurance plan co-pays and high deductibles. Fortunately, HST—home sleep apnea testing—is providing an increasingly convenient and comfortable alternative … Read More »
https://twitter.com/SleepDrCEO/status/744021602782875648/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Due to increasing education and awareness of sleep apnea and it’s consequences, we’ve seen an increase in referrals for sleep studies this past year. While some patients are qualifying for home sleep apnea testing (HST), many patients still require an overnight stay in a sleep center. As a result, we are opening two new … Read More »
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).
For me, camping is all about sleeping outside- both the challenges and the rewards. It has taken our family years of trial and error to find exactly the right sleeping arrangements (10 person tent for the 5 of us, queen-sized self-inflating air mattress, flannel sheets, heavy down comforter and kids on their own cots). Camping is … Read More »
What do these terms mean in a sleep study report? Which one is used by insurances to determine approval for CPAP therapy? Learn about the different type of respiratory events, how they are scored and what they mean for treatment options and insurance coverage of CPAP therapy.
In a perfect world, you would visit your primary care doctor once a year and spend a solid hour talking about your current health. She’d ask how your family is doing, your marriage, are you getting regular exercise? Are you eating well and how are you feeling about your job? You might have a list … Read More »
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 »
Do you know that it is a serious medical condition? Narcolepsy affects an estimated 1 in 3,000 Americans. And living with the disease is very challenging. You may have heard of narcolepsy before or recall a movie character hysterically falling asleep while walking. Our favorite TV dad, Homer Simpson, was diagnosed with narcolepsy in the premiere … Read More »
25-30 percent of children suffer from some form of sleep disturbance such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, sleepwalking, bed wetting or night terrors. 2-3 percent of children have sleep apnea. While many childhood sleep issues are not cause for concern, a disturbance that reduces your child’s quality or quantity of sleep on a regular basis can lead to more … Read More »