Just as a PSG can diagnosis a patient’s sleep disorder and CPAP utilization can assist with the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, hiring a qualified attorney to serve as a billing specialist for a sleep lab or DME company can assist in identifying regulatory compliance concerns and provide advice on documenting areas of concern related to billing and claims submission.
Staying up to date with frequent changes in our professional pathway has always been a factor in providing excellent healthcare. Here are key details about your options—from in-house opportunities to distance learning to in-person conferences.
Sleep Review's 2014 Salary Survey shows a welcome upward trajectory. Most titles show increases compared to our 2013 survey.
Sleep Review and Needham & Co's 3rd quarter 2014 survey results show improvements in key areas.
Sleep physicians and sleep centers see appealing advantages to financing needed equipment.
Home testing of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) followed by initiation of home treatment with an auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure (AutoCPAP or APAP) device reduced costs compared with in-laboratory testing and titration without negatively impacting clinical outcomes, researchers have shown.
National staffing firm, Jackson & Coker, has released its 2014 Physician Salary Calculator—a free tool that gives employers, recruiters, and physicians quick access to the return on investment each major physician specialty offers.
Asking patients to pay for surgeries up front is one solution to lower bad debt expenses, reports Kaiser Health News in conjunction with NPR.
SleepMed, the US's largest private sleep diagnostics provider, will launch an administrative service organization (ASO) for sleep specialists who want to expand their patient base in the evolving healthcare environment, Sleep Review has exclusively learned.
Sleep Review and Needham & Co’s first quarter survey reveals that HST and APAP use grows, while sleep center bed numbers decline.
There are many different types of non-compete agreements, and this sample contract contains restrictive covenants for distance, geographic area, and length of time upon termination of the employment agreement:
Non-compete agreements are becoming standard provisions in employment agreements by and between sleep labs, DME companies, sleep technologists, and physicians. A healthcare lawyer explains what’s generally included and what it means to you.
Sleep Review’s 2013 Salary Survey shows minor decreases in most sleep professional salaries.
The evolution of out of center sleep testing technology has provided the backdrop for rapid changes in sleep medicine practice.
The technology allows DME's to perform follow-ups with in-house patients without the added expense of costly fees.
Sleep Review’s Q3 2013 Sleep Center Survey shows sleep centers are reducing bed capacity as home testing continues to increase.
If sleep centers are going to continue treating Medicare patients, the reimbursement trend will have to change.
Through a dissolved distribution agreement with DeVilbiss Healthcare and a new sales force, a more direct customer approach begins.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes projected cuts for all sleep medicine services in 2014.
This course provides physicians with the knowledge of coding processes, current sleep medicine codes, incentive programs, and working with payors.