In Oklahoma, Rep Lewis Moore, R-Arcadia, wants lawmakers to study whether doctors charge too much for sleep studies, reports EdmondSun.com.
Moore said the question occurred to him when a sleep doctor mentioned concerns that in-patient studies cost too much. Moore said assessments can run $3,000 to $8,000 per night.
While it’s hard to pinpoint how many Oklahomans seek treatment for sleep disorders, Moore, who serves on the House Insurance Committee, estimates the number is in the thousands.
“It’ll be very interesting because people make a lot of money doing it,” he said of the legislative study, which has already roused the sleep industry. “There will be a lot of angst among the facilities.”
Rep Lewis Moore who serves on the House Insurance Committee should be aware that there is a huge difference between what the ‘list’ price is for a sleep study and what the negotiated payment is from the insurance companies, often 1/4-1/3 of charged rates.