It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and most are untreated. YOU may be one of them! Our goal is to give you the tools to do a self-screening and help you work with your primary care physician to get a sleep test if necessary.
How do I find out if I have sleep apnea?
First, consider your answers to this simple sleep questionnaire. Please check all that apply.
If you answered yes to two or more of these questions you indicate for sleep apnea and should consult your doctor about being tested.
You should have a sleep test either at home or at a qualified sleep diagnostic center to diagnose whether or not you have sleep apnea. Your doctor needs to order this test by prescription. We can help you order a HST through your doctor. Click the ‘Next’ button below to learn more.
If the results of your sleep test indicate you have sleep apnea, then your doctor may order PAP (Positive Airway Pressure) therapy for you. PAP therapy is the gold standard of treatment for sleep apnea.
As you have listed less than two responses to the Sleep Screening Questionnaire you do not indicate for sleep apnea and a sleep test is not required.
However, if you suffer from chronic insomnia even though you are not indicated for sleep apnea based on your answers to the Sleep Screening Questionnaire, you are highly likely to suffer from some form of sleep disordered breathing including sleep apnea and a sleep test is highly advisable.
You should visit the Sleep Apnea & Insomnia page of this website to learn more.
What is a Home Sleep Test (HST)?
As the name suggests, an HST is a sleep test that is performed using equipment at home. The benefit of an HST is that testing in your natural sleep environment increases comfort and convenience of use against a test in a foreign environment in a different bed to what you are used to. Many people prefer to be tested in the comfort of their own home with an HST. The other benefit of this testing is it’s less expensive than a facility based test resulting in much lower out-of-pocket costs. Home sleep testing has been approved by the FDA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is now the required form of initial sleep testing by many major health insurance payers.
How does the process work?
We operate a HST division within our company in order to deliver this service to you. We can provide home sleep testing in all lower 48 states. You simply place your order for an HST through us using this website. The requirements are:
- A completed order form.
- Once received, we will verify your insurance information with your insurance company and will then call you to make sure you have a clear understanding of all costs associated with the procedure and get your approval (or will call you to confirm your order for a cash payment).
- We will coordinate with you and your doctor in order to get your prescription.
- When your prescription is in hand, we will contact you regarding delivery of the HST device. Written instructions, education material, and an after-hours technical support number are provided to ensure you have a clear understanding of how to use the equipment.
- Depending on where you live, we will either pick up the device or ask you to return it with the use of a prepaid preaddressed UPS or FedEx mailer after using it for two consecutive nights.
- Once testing is complete we will directly bill your insurance for services (and bill you any co-pay or deductible). Test results are sent directly to your doctor.
What does Home Sleep Testing cost?
Diagnostic sleep testing and PAP therapy is typically covered by most health insurance plans. Most health insurance companies will pay for all/or a portion of sleep testing. If you prefer to pay cash, EntuMED offers a special price of $249, that is a $50 saving, for patients ordering the test through us.
The amount of out-of-pocket expense for the home test varies for each person based on your insurance plan. No testing will occur without your approval in advance, EntuMed and their representatives will be in contact with you prior to testing to discuss the process and any financial details.