Tag: sleep apnea

Economic & Social Costs of Sleep Apnea

More than a 100 million people live with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) worldwide, 80% of whom remain undiagnosed, according to “Sleep: A Global Perspective,” a research report produced by Philips earlier this year. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the upper airways are repeatedly obstructed…

Capnography & Sleep Apnea

Routine capnography monitoring for the post-anesthetic obstructive sleep apnea patient In 2010, The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) established their position that capnography monitoring should be standard practice for all patients receiving anesthesia.1 The subsequent adoption of routine capnography monitoring during management of all…

Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder, estimated to occur in 18 million Americans [1], but it’s estimated that 80% of people with this condition are not diagnosed. Untreated, OSA has been associated with significantly increased rates of hypertension, insulin resistance, depression, cardiovascular…

Reimbursement Update

Reimbursement challenges have tested sleep medicine’s profitability in the past, and 2013 will be no exception. This year, additional factors will impact clinical and financial operations: the expanding influences of accountable care organizations, the 2013 Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan, the implementation…

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