Frequently Asked Questions
Sleep Study Process
1. Does my office staff have to obtain Pre Authorizations for a sleep study?
NO, Epoch Sleep Center management will process all pre authorizations. We just need a completed referral form and a recent clinical note.
2. Do you accept all insurances and do they cover a sleep study?
Yes, some insurance company’s will approve a home study but deny services for an in lab study, these patients would be scheduled for a home study.
3. How do I order a sleep study and which option should I choose?
Fill out referral form with as much information as you can provide, have doctor/np sign and fax to referral fax number with a recent clinical note.
There are 3 sleep study options that can be chosen:
Option A. Patient can have an in lab or home sleep study and PCP can follow up with their patient
Option B. Patient can have their sleep study completed first and then follow up consultation with a sleep specialist
Option C. You can send your patients for a consult first with a sleep specialist
4. What is a Home sleep study (HST)?
A Home study is a screening tool for sleep apnea, where the patient will come to the sleep center and
pick up a device. They will be educated on the operation of the device and will wear over night and return it to the sleep center the next day.
This device consist of 2 belts around the chest and abdomen, a nasal cannula and an oximeter probe on the finger. The test will determine a yes or no for sleep apnea and if the patient is mild, moderate or severe.
5. How long does the process take after I send in a referral form?
Typically the process from start to finish will take 7 – 10 business days
6. If my patient is positive for sleep apnea how do they receive a CPAP device?
Epoch can provide CPAP and supplies to specific insurances. Epoch Sleep Apnea Educators manage the entire set up, authorization and on going supplies needed for the patients CPAP device. Epoch uses state of the art devices that have built in modems that provide pt compliance and use on a daily basis.