Please select the type of care you provide
Primary Care Provider
- Primary Care Providers are the primary gatekeepers in identifying patients with sleep apnea: yet, for a variety of reasons, do not usually have access to the full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and feedback mechanisms
- Primary Care Providers have multiple barriers to sleep apnea care
- Provides a platform to navigate the continuum of sleep apnea care, by providing single repository of all pertinent demographic, clinical, testing and treatment results
- Provides ready access to diagnostic modalities and therapeutic options and feedback mechanisms
- Provides a turnkey complete sleep program, with all the necessary back office, technical and clinical support services, if desired
Dental Sleep Medicine
- Dentists/Orthodontists require a prescription from a physician and Letter of Medical Necessity in order to dispense oral appliances.
- Patients identified by dentists/orthodontist and referred for sleep studies or sleep consultation may be lost in the disjointed health system.
- Dentists may need a sleep specialist for patients who fail oral appliances for sleep apnea or who need simultaneous alternative treatments (i.e. PAP plus oral appliances).
- Dentists may need a sleep specialist to assess for other concomitant sleep disorders that may reduce overall clinical efficacy of oral appliances (i.e. sleep apnea plus insomnia).
- Provides for a complete and independent dental sleep practice, yet part of comprehensive sleep care ecosystem.
- Provides mechanism for sleep evaluation referral and diagnostic testing (with sleep study interpretation and if need be physician consultation) with assurance of patient return with prescription for oral appliance and Letter of Medical Necessity when appropriate.
- Provides referrals from primary providers and reciprocal interactions with other sleep specialists.
- Provides practice support if needed (pre-authorization, insurance verification, scheduling, and more).
- The full spectrum of surgical options to treat sleep apnea is often overlooked by many medical providers and patients
- Otolaryngologists (ENT) and Oral-Maxillofacial surgeons do not have easy access to a comprehensive system that offer tiered or multifaceted therapeutic approaches to sleep apnea care, from which referrals can emanate and on which, perisurgical data and results can be made available to referring providers
- ENT and Oral-Maxillofacial surgeons may need other sleep specialists, for multilevel apnea care, for treatment failures and the need for alternative treatments, or to assess for additional sleep disorders that may impede full patient satisfaction
- Provides a platform for a complete and independent SLEEP Surgical Practice, yet part of a comprehensive sleep care ecosystem
- Provides a conduit for Primary Provider referrals
- Provides direct access to initial diagnostic testing, scoring, interpretation, and retesting to assess treatment efficacy
- Provides interaction with other Subspecialty Sleep Specialists who may provide additional multimodal treatment for sleep apnea and evaluation of other possible concomitant sleep disorders (i.e. insomnia, hypersomnia, and more) that may limit patient satisfaction
- Provides practice support (pre-authorization, insurance verification, scheduling and more) if needed
Weight Loss Program
- Weight Loss is a standard treatment suggestion for patients with sleep apnea, but is usually a general suggestion, without specific program recommendations
- Actual weight loss programs (behavioral, medical, bariatric surgery) are usually detached from the apnea care continuum, including impact feedback through retesting
- Provides referral source to patients in need of specific weight loss program
- Provides for multilevel and simultaneous treatment approaches, i.e. PAP plus Weight Loss
- Provides a platform for referral to sleep specialist for suspected sleep apnea patients
- Provides a platform for direct sleep study orders for suspected sleep apnea patients, including scoring and interpretation if needed
- Provides a mechanism for reassessment of treatment efficacy
- Provides practice support (preauthorization/insurance verification/scoring)
- Sleep specialists may be involved in every aspect of sleep care, but each subspecialist (otolaryngology, oral-maxillofacial surgeon, neurologist, psychiatrist, neurologist, internist/family medicine, dentists, orthodontists) may focus more on their field of interest and comfort
- Sleep specialist may still need diagnostic services from IDTFs, back-office and technical support services for clinical practice, and DME suppliers
- Provides a platform for interaction with other sleep subspecialists, access to different diagnostic modalities and companies and DME providers, access to back-office (preauthorization, insurance verification, scheduling) and technical (scoring) services,
- Provides a referral source for patients at different stages of the sleep care continuum
Durable Medical Equipment
- There is a significant amount of information required from DMEs before insurance approval of PAP equipment and delivery, in many cases from disparate sources, leading to delays, and creating frustration for the patient and ordering physicians
- There is lack of consistent system for referring provider (and patient) tracking of PAP delivery
- There is lack of consistently available sleep specialists to refer patients who do not have an ordering physician, but who are in need of prescriptions for PAP equipment and supplies
- There is difficulty for some providers (and patients) to access DMEs for new supplies
- Provides access to all pertinent demographic, insurance and clinical data, HST/PSG/PAP titration results and prescription information necessary for insurance approval.
- Provides for tracking of PAP delivery and monitoring of PAP therapy.
- Provides Introductory PAP SetUp call service.
- Provides follow up free service for patients having adjustment problems with PAP therapy with possible appropriate solutions.
- Provides practice support if needed (precertification, insurance verification, etc).
- Provides a referral source and allows for sleep specialist consultation if needed.
Sleep Diagnostic Provider
- IDTFs (HST and In-Lab PSG) solicit patients for testing and usually focus on non-board certified specialists, leading to a diagnosis of sleep apnea but with limited assurance for appropriate long term treatment or exposure to the full spectrum of treatment options.
- Provides access to referral sources
- Provides continuity of care, assuring appropriate treatment follow-through, and feedback on specific patients diagnosed by individual IDTFs, including retesting needs
- Provides back office support (i.e. preauthorization, insurance verification), technical support (i.e. scoring), clinical support (board-certified interpretation) if needed
- Provides access to sleep specialists when needed
The Premier Coordinating Platform
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Easy to Order
Refer for consultation or order sleep studies and therapies easily. Attach relevant files and information to allow for verifying eligibility and checking prior authorization.
Easy to Monitor
Monitor your patients’ testing schedule, results and treatment status in real time.
Quick & Efficient
All relevant information in one platform; making it easily accessible to all providers, for rapid and efficient care coordination and monitoring.
Make Home Sleep Testing a Part of your Patient Services
To test for Sleep Apnea, make Home Sleep Testing (HST) available for your patients from your office. Your patents will simply wear the HST Kit at night and return it for data download.
ApneaPathSUPPORT: Optional Services so you can focus on patients
ApneaPathCARE provides the following services in behalf of providers:
- Insurance Verification
- Prior Authorization
- Interpretation by a Sleep Specialist
This is a service provided to patients who receive new PAP machines. Patients can access a calendar and schedule the time for the instructions to be given either by phone or video. The instructor will receive patient information and machine details from the DME provider before the scheduled visit, will give a structured lesson, and will inform the DME provider when completed.
This is a 15-minute service provided to patients who may have problems with their PAP system. It aims to answer the most common problems PAP users encounter. If not resolved, there is a tiered escalated response of referral back to the original or new prescriber, original or new DME supplier, and original or new sleep specialist and consideration for new equipment/supplies or new sleep study.