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Bill would add sleep apnea screening to Medicare preventive physicals

May 23, 2014HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Under a bill introduced this week, Medicare would screen for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during initial preventative physical exams, according to an American Academy of Sleep Medicine release. The bill would add a questionnaire to initial visits performed on or after Jan. 1, 2016, targeting beneficiaries at high risk for the disease. “A sleep apnea screening questionnaire is a simple, validated and cost-effective tool that can be used to identify Medicare patients who are at...

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Medicare, OSA screening

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