Recently private payers have changed coverage policies for sleep services to include stipulations for utilization management review and preauthorization. These requirements have created concern among members as these implemented preauthorization policies result in increased administrative work associated with ordering sleep studies, which has a substantial effect on our membership.
In order to get a clear picture of exactly how preauthorization protocols are impacting the membership so the AASM can effectively communicate with insurance companies and utilization management companies, the AASM has developed a preauthorization survey. Accurate information from a representative sample is critical to the AASM’s efforts and all members are encouraged to complete and return the survey by July 9. Completed surveys can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.