Up to 40% of your current patients suffer from some sort of sleep disorder. Previously, screening, diagnosing, treating and billing insurance for OSA has been difficult and biased towards the MD community. Treating only one patient per week you can change your patients' lives and make a major impact to your bottom line. Follow Up Step 5: Practice Enhancement Sleep Services The Problem... Photo credits: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr Until Now... Solutions For Success Patient returns for appliance fitting
Appliance is checked for fit and comfort.
Initial titration adjustments are made.
Billing information submitted to MediScore for medical DME reimbursement. Well rested, the patient returns to the office for a regular appliance check.
Appliance titration adjustments made.
Follow up HST ordered to show efficacy of appliance.
Medical Insurance is billed by MediScore's medical insurance billing experts. Oral Appliance Therapy Step 1: Step 2: Based on the patient's responses, a home sleep test is prescribed.
Doctor explains to the patient that the test is covered by PPO medical insurance.
Doctor explains to the patient that the test is easy to use.
Patient is scheduled to return to the office three weeks later. Step 3: HST company handles all insurance verification and calls the patient to confirm and re-explain the process if necessary.
HST unit arrives at patient's home within 72 hours.
Patient sleeps with the unit the night it arrives.
The unit is returned via prepaid label.
Test results are interpreted and recommendations made by board certified sleep physician. Step 4: 3 Weeks later the patient returns for their consultation.
Doctor receives sleep study results and report of patient's insurance benefits regarding oral appliance.
Board certified sleep physician recommendation for oral appliance if AHI<20.
If the patient is a candidate for appliance therapy, impressions are made.
Appliance fitting appointment scheduled 3 weeks later. The doctor or hygienist explains the new screening process and administer a simple sleep survey to the patient. Patients are resistant to spending the night in a sleep lab and interpreting sleep physicians generally recommend only CPAP therapy as the primary treatment option. The average dental practice is not setup to bill medical insurance and the insurance companies are difficult to deal with and to collect from. Let me give you some perspective.... Diagnosis The Solution...See the full transcript