Sleep lab question

Discussion in 'Sleep Medicine' started by arteg, Aug 4, 2010.

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  1. arteg

    arteg Member 7+ Year Member

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    Do you have to be board-certified in sleep to have your own lab, or it's possible to establish your own lab then contract with a sleep specialist to run the lab & read the studies, etc?
     
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  3. michaelrack

    michaelrack All In at the wrong time SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

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    no and yes.

    There are plenty of businessmen and sleep technicians (RRT's or RPSGT's) who own and/or manage sleep labs.
     
  4. arteg

    arteg Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the reply. Now my understanding is it's much better to have your lab accredited for insurance & reimbursement purposes. would you need to have a certified sleep specialist working for your lab to get the accredited status?
     
  5. neurologist

    neurologist En garde Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Yes.
     
  6. michaelrack

    michaelrack All In at the wrong time SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

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    Many insurance companies will require the lab to have a board certified sleep specialist. Many will require the lab to be accredited. Some will require both.

    For American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accreditation, having a board-certified (or board eligible, see the AASM website for their definition of board eligible) sleep specialist is required.
     

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