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Catwoman
  Unread post  Post subject: In lab vs home test  |  Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:10 pm

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I had an interesting discovery. Both myself and my mother had sleep studies in the same mouth. Mine in lab at the cost of $900 something billed to insurance. My mother was a home study at over $1100.

So maybe don't rely on the home study to be the cheapest option.

Also my sleep doctor made sure insurance would cover at least part of the bill. Mom got left on the hook for the whole amount.


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LSAT
Unread post  Post subject: Re: In lab vs home test  |  Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:49 am

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In lab overnight sleep studies are a lot more than $900....Many home studies are in the $500-$800 range


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How old is your mom and what insurance does she have?


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I double checked the exact amount is 975 twice, once for the diagnostic and again for the titration. I also live in a small town in Arizona so that may be some of it. My sleep doc also called insurance a thief and recommend by my CPAP out of pocket.

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She is 61 with BCBS. Both my parents have the same insurance as me. Sleep studies are covered. She was just referred out of network. Also it was for 3 nights.


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: In lab vs home test  |  Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:09 pm
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Ah...out of network...bummer.
Too bad no one told her.


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: In lab vs home test  |  Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:15 pm

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I had both and was told that the sleep specialist still wanted me to go because of severe apnea tested at home twice. I was told that they can get more information and I believe it because they attached 32 electrodes to me. I can't say I enjoyed it, although they try to make it seem like a regular bedroom and they watch from another room. Sleep apnea really is a bad thing and in my case it can make other health issues worse so I would try to listen to your specialist. There is a lot more to it than we know.


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WHOA!!!! I TAKE OFFENSE!!!

Not really.... ;)

A more accurate statement (in my opinion) is that going through your insurance isn't always the best option.

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: In lab vs home test  |  Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:41 am

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What I know now I think a lab sleep study would be better because then I wouldn't have jumped through so many hoops, I guess it doesn't matter now I paid out of pocket and got what I wanted. Insurance DME doctor is the biggest royal pain in the rear. I didn't have time for all that plus i feel my blood pressure rising from the stress.


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: In lab vs home test  |  Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:57 pm

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Sleep lab def better if your situation is unclear.


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