A sleep apnea patient asks KUTV to investigate why she needs a third sleep study in order for Medicare to pay for her CPAP.
Valorie Ivers needs a CPAP machine to help her sleep. She’s been diagnosed with sleep apnea through multiple sleep studies.
“I’ve had two, in 2014 and 2015, so in less than a year I’ve had two sleep studies,” she said.
The studies are a pain, so Valorie was upset when she got a letter from her CPAP provider, Apria Healthcare, saying she needed yet another sleep study in order for the device to be covered by her insurance.