In-Home Sleep Apnea Testing

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Sleep Apnea Testing in the Comfort of Home

Offer your patients a better night’s sleep for improved health and wellness.

“The simple words ‘we can test you tonight at your own home’ as opposed to ‘we can test you in two weeks at the sleep lab’ proved to be highly influential in getting the patients to agree to a test. When I said those words about having the test done immediately and at home, fewer patients objected.”

– Dr. Segal,
Lake Zurich Family Treatment Center

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Sleep labs can be difficult to find, inconvenient for the patient, and incredibly expensive. Offer your patients the luxury of a sound night’s sleep in the comfort of their own bed with the SleepView In-Home Sleep Apnea testing units provided by Ancillary Medical Solutions.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing affects 42 million American adults, and 1 in 5 of them have mild to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). As many as 75% of severe OSA cases are never diagnosed, in part because patients do not want to go to a sleep lab and payers are now requiring preauthorization for sleep lab visits.

Identifying and managing OSA not only improves respiratory health, but is increasingly known to impact a broad array of other serious health issues. AMS gives healthcare providers the ability to conduct home sleep tests for their patients with support from registered polysomnographic technicians and board-certified sleep physician experts.

Patients can be tested in the comfort and convenience of their own homes, without an observer and with fewer sensors attached to their body. This reduces anxiety, leads to a more natural night’s sleep, and improves patient acceptance of test protocol. By offering this test from your practice you have the opportunity to diagnose a disorder that causes a multitude of problems which have been historically difficult to diagnose. Your patients will appreciate the service and everyone can work towards a good night’s rest.

Sleep View Monitor + Web Portal

What is Sleepview?

Sleepview is the smallest and lightest home sleep monitor that meets American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommended guidelines. The 8-channel SleepView is ergonomically designed for patients to perform an easy sleep test at home.

An Innovative Product Packed With Features

  • Easy to use
  • Reimbursement-friendly
  • Ultra-compact
  • ID Check: Verify the identity of patients
  • Sensor Check: Easy-to-read sensors ensure greater compliance and consistent testing
  • Smart Check: Validates the quality of a recorded sleep study before the SleepView device is returned to the practice
  • Easy-to-use scoring and reporting software
  • Web portal option available

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Start-up and Implementation

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How Do I Get Started?

Your Certified Ancillary Consultant will work with your practice to ensure that you have everything you need to get started. Fill out the order form and choose the accessories you need – we will make sure that this solution is optimized for you and your patients.

Home Sleep Testing Reimbursement

The information below provides an overview of the CPT coding applicable to unattended sleep studies for a patient suspected of having sleep apnea. When selecting a CPT code, healthcare providers should choose the code that most accurately identifies the procedure or service performed.

CPT Code: 95800

Sleep study, unattended, simultaneous recording: heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory analysis (e.g. by airflow or peripheral arterial tone), and sleep time.

CPT Code: 95806

Sleep study, unattended, simultaneous recording of heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory airflow and respiratory effort.

HCPCS Code: G0399

Home sleep test with Type III portable monitor, unattended; minimum of our channels: two respiratory movement/airflow, one ECG/heart rate and one oxygen saturation.

Commonly Used ICD-9 Codes

Indication ICD-9 Code
Obstructive Sleep Apnea 327.23
Sleep-related hypoventilation/hypoxemia in conditions classified elsewhere 327.26
Insomnia with sleep apnea, unspecified 780.51
Hypersomnia with sleep apnea, unspecified 780.53
Unspecified sleep apnea 780.57

1) Order the SleepView device and accessories appropriate to your practice.

2) Offer the sleep screening form to your patients and, if indicated, schedule a home sleep study.

3) Your AMS consultant will train you and your staff how to correctly use the SleepView device.

4) Show your patient the proper way to conduct the home sleep study and send them home with the SleepView.

5) After the study has been conducted and the SleepView device returned, use the easy to read reports to find the treatment plan that is right for your patient.

Workflow

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The Bottom Line

  • On average, the reimbursement for each study is $225.
  • The cost per study, including kits and interpretation, is $87.
  • At six studies per month your practice can see revenues of $828 a month, for a yearly revenue of $9,936.
  • If your practice begins testing more regularly and sees 10 patients a month undergoing home sleep apnea testing:
    • Monthly Revenue: $1,380
    • Yearly Revenue: $16,560
  • The cost for the SleepView device is $2,400 – this can be paid off in as little as three months with average usage.
  • Implementing this proven and powerful testing device into your practice offers growth and patient satisfaction!
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