UnitedHealthcare plan participants now have access to NovaSom home sleep testing services for sleep apnea diagnosis, according to information from NovaSom.
NovaSom will utilize its field-based provider relations team to educate physicians on appropriate screening parameters that will help identify clinically appropriate patients for home sleep testing. NovaSom will also make available a customized, provider-friendly workflow process aligned with prior authorization requirements to assure cost-effective diagnosis and initiation of treatment through its cloud-based MediTrack System.
“OSA is one of the most serious and under-diagnosed medical problems in the United States, generating significant medical expense. Currently, an estimated 95% of OSA testing is performed in sleep labs, though research shows home sleep testing is clinically appropriate for up to 80% of patients,” said Richard Hassett, MD, CEO, NovaSom. “Patients and primary care physicians prefer the convenience, privacy, easy-access, accuracy, and cost savings associated with NovaSom’s home sleep tests. We are pleased to partner with UnitedHealthcare, expanding our industry-leading national payer relationships and bringing convenient, affordable home testing to OSA sufferers nationwide.”