Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are denying coverage for oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in cases in which: A patient has been prescribed positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy as the initial treatment for OSA; The PAP rental [...]
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A study in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine reports that a mandibular advancement device (MAD) can be as successful as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 5:15 p.m. Eastern Time, the AASM will host a free webinar exploring the recent update to the clinical practice guideline for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliance therapy.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) have published a new clinical practice guideline for oral appliance therapy, which updates the practice parameters that the AASM published in 2006.
In the first official joint guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), oral appliance therapy is recommended for the treatment of adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are intolerant of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy or prefer alternate therapy.
A study in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine involved a one-month crossover trial of both continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy and oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) President M. Safwan Badr, MD, was recently quoted in a Huffington Post article sharing recommendations on various snoring remedies. While Dr. Badr was happy to contribute, he was disappointed to see that the statements included in the article did not accurately reflect his opinion of or recommendations for oral appliance therapy.
Recently, the four area DME MACs published draft Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) addressing oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. These four policies took effect Jan. 3, 2011.
Australian-based Oventus has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an oral device to treat obstructive sleep apnea, according to a Sept. 2, 2019, company statement. The O2Vent Optima is a customized, 3D-printed, nylon oral device that stabilizes the patient’s upper [...]
The AASM and AADSM are currently inviting public comment on draft guidelines for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliances. The public comment period is open for 14 days beginning Monday, February 9, 2015 and ending Monday, February 23, 2015. AASM members, AADSM members, nonmember healthcare professionals, patients, insurance and oral appliance companies, advocacy groups, professional medical societies, and other interested members of the public are invited to review the draft guidelines and submit their feedback during this open comment period.
As the number of dentists providing oral appliance therapy has increased in recent years, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) have received inquiries that seek clarification regarding the scope of practice for physicians and dentists in the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Three DME carriers have scheduled public meetings to receive and review comments from interested parties regarding recently-released draft local coverage determination (LCD) policies, including "Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea."
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. AASM receives CDC grant for OSA project The CDC has awarded a grant to the AASM for a new, [...]
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Urge Congress to avert Medicare cut! Visit the AASM Action Center to ask your senators and representative to sign [...]
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. From AASM President Dr. Raman Malhotra The voluntary PAP device recall by Philips has been a challenge for our [...]
AASM guidance in response to Philips recall of PAP devices On June 14, 2021, Philips initiated a voluntary recall notification in the U.S. (and an international field safety notice) for specific Philips Respironics models of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bilevel positive airway pressure [...]
Millions of Americans have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, and snoring is one common symptom Nearly 70% of Americans who sleep with a bed partner report that their partner snores while sleeping, according to a 2021 survey* by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). [...]
On Feb. 5, 2021, the FDA authorized marketing of a new prescription device, eXciteOSA (formerly Snoozeal), to reduce snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea. It is the first device used while awake that is intended to improve tongue muscle function, which in time can [...]
The AASM regrets to announce the passing of Rosalind D. Cartwright, PhD, a longtime member and pioneer in the fields of clinical sleep medicine and psychological sleep science. She was born Dec. 30, 1922, and died Jan. 15, 2021, at the age of 98 [...]
Frequently Asked Questions: Sleep Disorders, Fatigue and Professional Operators General Resources Sleepeducation.org National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Quick Sleep Tips for Truck Drivers NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) - Resources for [...]
In November 2018, the AASM hosted a Sleep-Disordered Breathing Collaboration Summit, which included a presentation about the comprehensive, integrated, patient-centered sleep medicine practice model implemented at the multi-site Colorado Sleep Institute. We asked AASM member and CSI Founder Mark Hickey, MD, for more details. [...]
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Renew early for a chance to win! Continue your participation in the AASM’s vibrant and growing community of sleep [...]
The relationship between dentists and sleep physicians is one of constant growth and education. To effectively collaborate with one another, dentists and physicians must understand each other’s goals, roles, and expectations when working in the field of sleep medicine. AASM Dental Assembly [...]
AASM advocates on Capitol Hill On Thursday, April 4, an AASM delegation visited Capitol Hill for meetings at the offices of more than 35 legislators to advocate for policies to promote sleep health. Joining AASM leaders were representatives from four other partner groups. Read [...]
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Read the spring issue of Montage The latest issue of Montage, the AASM’s quarterly membership newsletter, is ready to [...]
Sleep Medicine Elective Toolkit Introduction This resource is not all-inclusive but is a general guide for the trainee enrolled in a sleep elective. This toolkit represents a living resource undergoing periodic updates. A trainee’s interest in sleep medicine is often sparked [...]
AASM submits Stark Law comments to CMS In response to a CMS request for input on how to address any undue burden of the Stark Law, the AASM submitted comments recommending exceptions for the provision of PAP therapy for OSA and for alternative payment [...]
Sleep Medicine Resources for Medical Students, Residents & Fellows Sleep Medicine Fellow Boot Camp 2021 [...]
Mid-Year Review: See the top 10 articles published in 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
These articles that have been published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine in 2018 received the most online pageviews from Jan. 1 – June 30: 1. Medical Cannabis and the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement [...]
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has begun a new nationwide initiative to defend the scope of practice of physicians and advanced care providers who manage patients with obstructive sleep apnea from encroachment by dentists and other practitioners, who are not trained or [...]
Join us in Austin, Texas, as we present Sleep Medicine Trends 2018. Keep yourself at the forefront of updates in the field of sleep medicine with lectures, hands-on interactive sessions, and networking events at this one of a kind meeting. You won't want [...]
Practice Guidelines This page lists the most current AASM clinical practice guidelines and clinical guidance statements, formerly called position papers, on the use of diagnostic and treatment options for patients with sleep disorders. Most Recently Published Referral of adults with obstructive sleep [...]