Gem Specialty Health Inc, a nationwide digital specialty care clinic, announced today that its virtual sleep apnea clinic, Gem Sleep, is now accepting insurance from multiple health plans and payers.
Gem Sleep brings the process of getting care for sleep apnea online. According to a release from the company, the clinic can typically progress a patient from initial testing to treatment in under three weeks.
Gem Sleep also offers concierge support throughout the process. Individuals with select health plans now have the Gem Sleep clinic as a provider in their network. The company is continuing to contract with additional health plans to expand coverage.
“In my experience, patients with sleep apnea often must choose between waiting months to see an in-network provider or go without coverage to an online retailer without comprehensive clinical services,” says Mike Howell, MD, chief medical officer of Gem Health, in a release. “When we started Gem Sleep, we wanted to make getting care for sleep apnea a convenient and enjoyable experience, but we also wanted to provide as broad of access as possible by partnering with health plans. Gem Sleep patients love that they can get the same quality of an in-person clinic in an online, customized, and supportive experience. We are delighted to see that health plans have also recognized the value of Gem Sleep and are eager to add us to their network of providers.”
Gem Sleep’s virtual clinic operates nationwide.