Book an appointment today for a detailed evaluation with a provider. At The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona we are driven by outcomes. That starts with the right diagnosis. Consultations are exclusively with sleep specialists who diagnose and treat sleep disorders. These specialists are the first to guide the next steps in testing and treatment.
At The Insomnia and Sleep Institute, the need for diagnostic testing is truly determined by the patient’s complaints which are elicited during the initial consultation. For example, if we are investigating potential sleep apnea, depending upon the patient’s insurance requirements we may have to begin with a home sleep study.
Home sleep studies have a higher than ideal false-negative results, as many patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) find that home tests indicate they do not have OSA since these tests rely only on airflow via the nose, oxygen, breathing movements, and heart rate. If such a home sleep study result is negative, then The Insomnia and Sleep Institute will submit the report to the patient’s insurance company to obtain prior authorization to complete the formal in-laboratory sleep study.
This is a necessary step to achieve approval for a formal in-laboratory sleep study. If the home sleep study is positive, then in most cases we simply must treat the patient first as the insurer typically does not cover additional testing unless there are specific indications for further testing.