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Coding and Billing for Home (Out-of-Center) Sleep TestingCoding and Billing for Home Sleep Testing

Michael E. Nelson, MD, FCCP
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From the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, KS.

Correspondence to: Michael E. Nelson, MD, FCCP, 8901 W 74th St, Ste 390, Shawnee Mission, KS 66204; e-mail: mikenelson@att.net


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Chest. 2013;143(2):539-543. doi:10.1378/chest.12-0425
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Obstructive sleep apnea is increasingly recognized as a comorbidity in many medical illnesses. This has resulted in an increasing need for sleep testing, which is not entirely met by the currently available sleep laboratory facilities. Home, or out-of-center, sleep testing is an alternative to in-laboratory studies. However, coding and billing for home studies is not as straightforward as it is for in-laboratory studies. This article reviews the process of coding and billing for sleep studies done in an unattended setting.


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