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Jul 17th, 2019
Obstructive sleep apnea causes those who suffer from it to sleep poorly and always feel tired. Obstructive sleep apnea is also indicative for heart problems and complications. It is not a good idea to ignore obstructive sleep apnea and the potential problems that it may be causing to one’s body. Inspire Medical System’s Inspire® therapy ...
2019 was my first AAPC National Conference since 2008. Although there were many big changes since 2008, a few major differences I noticed particularly were that the size of attendance has quadrupled, and the education quality, as well as the food quality has gone up. One of the coolest additions to HEALTHCON since I first ...
The OIG has their eyes open for medical necessity of these diagnostic studies. By Karla Grimwood, MS, CPC, CPMA, CEMC A provider must keep in mind several things to support compliant coding for diagnostic sleep studies. And the pressure is on: The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has included sleep studies on its annual Work ...
Sep 28th, 2016
Ventilator technology has advanced in recent years, with the latest rage being a single device capable of treating multiple conditions. In one mode, it’s a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device; in another mode, it’s a respiratory assist device (RAD); and in yet another mode, it’s a traditional ventilator device. As revolutionary as this device ...
Before reporting treatment, make sure oral appliances are reasonable and necessary, and check carrier policies. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects 18 million Americans, according to the National Sleep Foundation. OSA occurs when breathing is interrupted briefly and repeatedly during sleep. There are circumstances under which Medicare will cover oral appliances used for the treatment of ...