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AASM publishes clinical practice guideline on use of actigraphy for sleep disorders

DARIEN, IL – Actigraphy can be a useful clinical tool for the evaluation of adult and pediatric patients with suspected sleep disorders, including circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, according to a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The guideline, which is published in the July 15 issue of the Journal of […]

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CMS releases 2019 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule

On July 12 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule that addresses changes to the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) as well as proposed policies for Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). A CMS fact sheet highlights proposed changes to the PFS, and the entire proposed rule […]

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – July 14, 2018

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CMS updates Quality Payment Program website

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated the Quality Payment Program website to include several new features. Quality Payment Program Look-Up Tool The Quality Payment Program Look-Up Tool, previously known as the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool, now includes both 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligibility and Alternative Payment Model […]

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – July 7, 2018

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Coding FAQ: Downloading and interpreting PAP data

Question: How do I code for the download and interpretation of smart card/cloud-based data related to PAP usage? Answer: There is no CPT® code that exactly describes the download and interpretation of smart card/cloud-based PAP data. The service is best described by code 99091, which describes the collection and interpretation of physiologic data. Effective January […]

MIPS scores and performance feedback now available

Performance feedback and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) scores are now available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for all individual clinicians and groups that submitted data through the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website for 2017. Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) entities and accountable care organizations (ACOs) also can access performance feedback […]

OIG reviews Medicare claims for replacement PAP device supplies

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently conducted a review of a sample of Medicare claims, finding that most Medicare claims for replacement positive airway pressure (PAP) device supplies did not comply with Medicare requirements. The analysis involved claims paid in 2014 and 2015 for […]

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Scoring Manual FAQ:  Scoring hypopneas

Question: If hypopneas are being scored according to Rule D.1.A., is a ≥3% oxygen desaturation required in addition to an associated arousal? Answer: Rule D.1.A. in The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events, Version 2.5, states the following: Score a respiratory event as hypopnea if ALL of the following criteria are met: a. […]

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – June 30, 2018

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