The American Academy of Sleep Medicine issued a call last week for sleep centers to apply for participation in the Integrated Care Delivery and Management Program for Patients with OSA (ICDMPPO).

“The pilot program represents a significant change in the testing algorithm for OSA as well as care delivery for patients with OSA, and serves as the foundation for the future of clinical care,” a letter to AASM members from AASM President Nancy Collop said. “This marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for sleep medicine, and I invite you as an AASM-accredited center to be a participating site for the Integrated Care Delivery and Management Program for Patients with OSA during its three-year pilot.”

The pilot program is currently under review by the CMS Center for Innovation, but if accepted, a minimum of 50 and a maximum of 75 sites will be registered based on location and type of facility. Centers that take part would enroll 100 patients for the duration of the program.

A copy of the complete ICDMPPO proposal can be viewed on the program’s Web site, www.innovatesleep.org. The CMS Center for Innovation is expected to make a decision on the AASM’s application toward the end of March 2012. If the center accepts the ICDMPPO, it is expected to begin in September 2012.

Interested participants can download applications and send them to innovationprogram@aasmnet.org.