DARIEN, IL – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has created a new program that will expedite accreditation applications for sleep facilities impacted by recent changes to Medicare coverage policies for sleep studies.

Earlier this week Medicare contractor Noridian Healthcare Services LLC announced revisions to its local coverage determination (LCD) policy for polysomnography and other sleep studies for Jurisdiction E (L36861)  and Jurisdiction F (L34040), affecting sleep facilities in 13 states. By June 5, 2017, these sleep facilities must have sleep-specific accreditation to be eligible for coverage. Similar policy changes also were announced recently by CGS Administrators (L36902) and Wisconsin Physicians Service (L36839).

“By prioritizing and expediting accreditation for facilities that must comply quickly with revised Medicare requirements, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine is helping to ensure that Medicare patients have uninterrupted access to high quality care,” said AASM President Dr. Ronald Chervin.

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