THE SLEEPWORKS SOLUTION®.

 

NETWORK

SleepWorks operates a network of over 45 sleep centers in the Southeastern United States, Colorado and Ohio. All centers and facilities are established in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. SleepWorks is dedicated to furnishing hospitals and physicians the ultimate turnkey solution for state of the art sleep diagnostic and treatment services.

DIAGNOSIS

SleepWorks offers a comprehensive, coordinated approach for the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of sleeping disorders and provides a continuum of care for follow up treatment protocols. The SleepWorks service models utilize cost and time saving mechanisms to manage every detail of the patient’s course of diagnosis and treatment, leaving our SleepWorks partners more time to devote to patient care.

SERVICE

With the HIPAA secure data transmission systems of SleepEX; hospitals, physicians practices and free standing sleep centers can enhance their service capability and profitability, while eliminating the “hassle factor” associated with sleep lab operations. SleepWorks offers solutions to the problems of long waiting time for study results, major capital investments for equipment and the clinical administration of staffing and management.

SUPPORT

SleepWorks’ experienced and highly skilled sleep professionals provide our customers with the best possible support and guidance to insure that the sleep centers operates at the highest standards and generates responsible profits for our customers. Whether you are a patient, or potential providing partner, please review the site to learn more about sleep and the opportunities for your practice.

DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPY SOLUTIONS

SleepWorks Solution includes:

1. Home Sleep Test (HST) (CPT 95800, 95801, or 95806): Home sleep study using a portable device, unattended by a technologist. Per study fee includes: HST device, shipping, scoring and physician interpretation.
*In-lab study options available if prescribed by physician. Additional fees will apply. $350
     a. Board Certified Sleep Physician Initial Consultation: Patient consultation session to perform sleep screening,      determine testing pathway and order appropriate sleep study. Included
     b. Board Certified Sleep Physician Post Study Review: Physician to perform post study review session with      patient to discuss results and treatment path. Included
     c. Follow up Consultations: As needed, additional consultation session may be necessary if patient experiences      difficulty with therapy and/or treatment following sleep testing and PAP set up. Fee to be billed per      consultation.$50
2. Therapy Services:
     a. CPAP Device (HCPC E0601) and Set Up: Includes PAP device, mask, tubing, set up and initial durable medical      equipment (DME) supplies. Fee includes initial CPAP set up, DME supplies and compliance monitoring for initial      year. Fee to be billed upon completion of set up. $925
     *Additional therapy options are available, if prescribed by physicians. Additional pricing will apply.
     b. Compliance Monitoring: Long term remote compliance monitoring and report outcomes for DOT drivers. Fee      includes ongoing compliance monitoring following initial year ($95 per driver paid annually upon renewal date of      CDL Medical Certification)

The sleep apnea benefits of the CDL Sleep TestPlus Program is not insurance, it’s an easy access, deeply discounted Program/Process for testing and therapy related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The Program/Process can be accessed by the driver who needs to provide validation of testing and therapy compliance as specified by their Certified Medical Examiner.

A $2.25 access will be added for the discounted SleepWorks Sleep Apnea Program per driver per month at the time of application.

Why the CDL Sleep Tests?
Size-SleepWorks is one of the largest providers of sleep diagnostic services in the United States, performing more then 35,000 in-lab and home sleep studies annually.
Comprehensive-As experts in sleep care management, SleepWorks has refined the patient pathway from OSA diagnosis through treatment in order to meet the needs of employers, commercial drivers and their families.
Seemless-The SleepWorks Solution provides a direct, guided approach to an otherwise fragmented process eliminating the need to utilize multiple entities for care.
•Service-SleepWorks can provide patients access to telemedicine physician consults with a board certified sleep physician, to overcome potential geographical barriers to care.
•Technology-SleepWorks utilizes state of the art home sleep testing devices to provide quick, accurate results allowing drivers to get back on the road faster.
•Compliance-Once a patient initiates CPAP therapy, SleepWorks is able to provide wireless monitoring capabilities to ensure driver compliance and keep drivers on the road.

Sleep Better, Feel Better, Live Better – You Need to Know

Height and weight are not the only clues to Sleep Apnea. Drivers should tell their CME if they suffer from any of the following:


• Chronic loud snoring
• Gasping or choking episodes during sleep
• Daytime fatigue
• Jerking sensations in legs and limbs
• Inability to fall asleep or stay asleep

• Experiencing memory or learning problems
• Mood swings
• Waking up frequently to urinate
• Dry mouth or sore throat upon awakening
• High blood pressure
• Experiencing morning headaches


Federal Bulletin

The FMCSA has recently issued a clarification bulletin (January, 2015) through the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. The bulletin urges the CME to consider the information provided in the bulletin when making their medical certification decisions while exercising their medical judgment and expertise should they suspect a CDL driver may have undiagnosed OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). A CDL driver may be instructed to get tested if the Medical examiner determines, based on the clarification bulletin, an OSA test is necessary to complete their physical fitness examination before approving their medical certification in order to drive. Numerous studies have determined the number of truck drivers having moderate to severe sleep apnea ranges from a low of 28% and as high as 40% and up.

In order to be certified to drive on a bi-annual basis, drivers must clear a physical fitness examination administered by a Certified Medical Examiner (CME). A CME can also issue shorter certification periods based on their medical judgment and expertise.

Drivers that test positive for OSA, will need to provide therapy/efficacy reports to their attending Certified Medical Examiner (CME).

SleepWorks will provide monthly or quarterly reports to the driver and can also forward reports to the CME at the time of renewal certification. The CME reviews the data with the driver to determine if the driver is using the therapy devices and therapy results. In order to receive medical certification, the CME must see evidence that therapy is being followed.

The sleep apnea benefits of the CDL Sleep TestPlus Program is not insurance, it’s an easy access, deeply discounted Program/Process for testing and therapy related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The Program/Process can be accessed by the driver who needs to provide validation of testing and therapy compliance as specified by their Certified Medical Examiner.