In Spring 2012, the AASM will host several courses for sleep center managers at the AASM national office in Darien, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago). The courses have been designed for managers of all levels of experience, from those who are just entering sleep center management, to experienced/intermediate managers looking for information relevant to current issues affecting the management of a sleep center. Members of the AASM and the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) can now register for these courses at a discounted rate.

Basics of Sleep Center Management
March 3, 2012
Attend this course to review the basic components necessary for managing a successful sleep center including: accreditation, equipment, staffing, budgeting, marketing and reimbursement.

Intermediate Sleep Center Management Series: Strategies for Successful Billing
April 21, 2012
Attend this course to review insurance policies and what makes for good documentation in the medical record. The course will provide a multi-session overview of the claims submission process, including information about appealing denials. Fraud and abuse will also be discussed and attendees will be instructed on the development of a compliance plan.

Intermediate Sleep Center Management Series: Expanding and Improving Your Sleep Center Business
April 22, 2012
Attend this course to review the AASM Integrated Sleep Management Model and how components of the model can be added to any sleep center to expand payment opportunities. Sessions will also explore new methods for attracting patients and staff, addressing delinquent payments, contracting with payers and marketing sleep centers.

To learn more about these courses, and to register, visit the Sleep Education Series portion of the AASM website. Questions may be directed to the AASM meetings department by sending an email to or by calling 630-737-9768.