Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA recently released revisions to its local coverage determination (LCD) policy for polysomnography and other sleep studies for Medicare Jurisdictions J and M (L36593), affecting sleep facilities in 7 states: Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Effective March 8, 2018, sleep facilities in [...]
On March 19 the American Medical Association (AMA) released the results of a physician survey showing widespread negative experiences with the implementation of prior authorization in the U.S. health care system. In a group of 1,000 physician respondents, 9 in 10 physicians report that current prior authorization programs are a detriment to [...]
DARIEN, IL – A new study shows that a high percentage of military personnel with sleep disturbances met criteria for nightmare disorder, but few of them reported nightmares as a reason for sleep evaluation. Those with nightmare disorder had an increased risk of other sleep and mental health disorders. Results show [...]
In honor of member appreciation week, we have arranged some special discounts and resources as a way of thanking our members for your support and dedication to the field. Take advantage of these special offers before the week runs out. #AASMweek Here’s what is available to all members this week: Free Journal of [...]
A resource-related research projects (R24) funding opportunity announcement (PAR-18-694) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages applications that develop, strengthen, and evaluate transdisciplinary approaches, methods, and investigative teams in basic behavioral, social, and/or biobehavioral research to generate fundamental knowledge of the reciprocal linkages between sleep and stress. Stress can result [...]
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