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Protect Sleep Study Pay With These Documentation Essentials

Posted on 02. Mar, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics

How to keep your polysomnography claims off Medicare’s hit list.

You shouldn’t lose sleep over whether you’re in the clear when it comes to proper polysomnography billing practices. To avoid haggling for payment, look here for the inside scoop on when sleep studies are justified, what carriers need to see, and how to keep costs in check.

Have you Stark-proofed your sleep lab? Wayne Miller tells you how to know for sure.

Find Out What’s Sparking Audits

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is taking a hard look at sleep studies this year because there has been such an increase in volume, says Jill M. Young, CPC-ED, CPC-IM, president of Young Medical Consulting LLC in East Lansing, Mich. The agency wants to make sure that doctors aren’t using the studies in response to non-covered complaints, such as insomnia, she says.
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