Yes, consultations are usually covered by insurance providers the same as any other specialist coverage. Testing is an outpatient procedure and usually covered at the usual rate of testing for other outpatient procedures. However, you may want to contact your insurance carrier just to be sure. We work with patients in regards to managed care authorizations and pre-certifications before and during their treatment regimen.
After the initial consultation, our staff will work with your insurance provider to obtain pre-authorization if testing is deemed necessary. However, each patient is advised to be aware of his or her insurance plan’s allowances and/or restrictions.
Yes, you will be monitored all night while you sleep to determine what type of difficulties you are having during sleep. Monitoring will include bio-electrical recordings such as EKG, and brain waves, as well as closed circuit camera and sound recordings.
You may need to see the sleep specialist if you:
Anyone can experience a poor nights sleep occasionally due to illness, stress, or just bad habits, but chronic difficulty (four weeks or more) may indicate that you need to see a sleep specialist.
Yes, each testing room is set up like a bedroom to help make you feel more relaxed and at home.
No – typically you will continue your medications as usual, but the sleep specialist will discuss any special circumstances with you prior to testing.
Call 304-388-7507 and our staff will assist you with requirements for scheduling an initial consult with our sleep specialist.
Pajamas, gown, sweat suit shorts - whatever you will be most comfortable wearing. We do recommend loose fitting clothing to avoid restricting movements, especially due to the number of connections of the monitoring devices.
A patient will receive a statement from CAMC once a month.