The four regional DME MAC contractors have developed resources to help clarify the local coverage determination for PAP devices.

The first is a letter to physicians that reviews the pertinent coverage criteria for these PAP devices, including bi-level positive airway pressure devices (respiratory assist devices, RADs) when use to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

The second is a list of common questions regarding the local coverage determination policy that the contractors received from the medical community as well as corresponding responses.

Members are encouraged to contact the AASM Government Relations department at (708) 492-0930 with additional questions.