Post#17 Sleep Studies: How to obtain rapid Authorization for Obstructive Sleep Apnea testing.  - Part 2

Home sleep testing (HST) provides an easy, accurate, and less costly way to diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but not all patients with suspected OSA are appropriate for home testing. This post will highlight co-morbid conditions that would represent a contraindication to HST and how by communicating the condition to prior authorization companies, will result in an approved PSG every time.

Post#16 Sleep Studies: How to obtain rapid Authorization for Obstructive Sleep Apnea testing.  - Part 1

The introduction of a safe, accurate, and less costly home sleep diagnostic test gave the medical community an alternative to a facility study in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.  When a choice between two different diagnostic tests becomes available, insurance companies often implement prior authorization programs to help determine when a home study is indicated and when it is not.