On April 14, Trailblazer, the Medicare Carrier for Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas, issued a new Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Part B Carriers that states: "Tests performed in a freestanding facility (includes sleep clinics that are a part of a physician’s office, Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities (IDTFs) and all other non-hospital-based facilities where sleep studies are performed), the facility must have on file, through TrailBlazer’s Provider Enrollment department, evidence that they are fully or provisionally certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as a sleep disorders center or as a laboratory for sleep-related breathing disorders."

The full policy can be viewed on the Trailblazer Web site.