Telemedicine

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is committed to advancing the adoption of telemedicine in the sleep field to improve access to high quality, patient-centered care. Sleep telemedicine services have the capability to revolutionize sleep care, enabling you to provide care for patients previously out of reach.

Telemedicine Position Paper
The AASM recently published an update on the use of telemedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Important key factors in this update include an emphasis on quality and value, privacy and safety, health advocacy through sleep telemedicine, and future directions
Telemedicine Implementation Guide
Looking for information on how to begin using sleep telemedicine in your practice? Download the free Sleep Telemedicine Implementation Guide (2021) and the supplemental resource, which includes links to other useful telemedicine information.
Telemedicine Codes
Get more information on the telemedicine codes page in the coding and reimbursement section of the website. Send your coding question to coding@aasm.org.
Patient Evaluation Templates
The AASM is developing patient evaluation templates that can be incorporated in telemedicine platforms and electronic health records (EHRs).
Telemedicine Video Library
The telemedicine video library will help equip you to integrate telemedicine in your sleep practice. Learn from the expertise of sleep medicine clinicians who share tips and instructions on how to use telemedicine to provide high quality care for patients who have problems with sleep and daytime alertness.
Telemedicine FAQs
The AASM has developed these telemedicine FAQs to address common questions regarding synchronous telemedicine/virtual visits.

Telemedicine Case Studies
These sleep telemedicine case studies are examples of how sleep clinicians have implemented this method into their practices in order to expand access to care for patients and increase the efficiency of their practice.

Talking Sleep Podcast
An episode of the Talking Sleep podcast featured Dr. Barry Fields, a sleep physician at the Atlanta VA Health System and member of the AASM Telemedicine Presidential Committee. He shares AASM telemedicine resources and offers guidance on how to make the most of telemedicine in the clinic and the classroom.
Telehealth.HHS.gov
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offers telemedicine information for patients and providers. Learn more at telehealth.hhs.gov.
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact offers a new, voluntary, expedited pathway to licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. Learn more at imlcc.org.
Center for Connected Health Policy
Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to maximize teleheath’s ability to improve health outcomes, care delivery and cost effectiveness. Learn more at cchpca.org.