How the Home Sleep Testing Process Works for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Providers
Home sleep testing (HST) is a very convenient and cost efficient way for patients to receive in home diagnostic testing for suspected obstructive sleep apnea. Home sleep testing is constantly growing as physicians are realizing it’s advantages. However, there are often times still complications and as the process is very complex due to CMS regulations. Here at Vitalistics™, we get rid of those complications. With our streamlined work flows, efficient DME-physician communication process, user friendly DME dashboard, and 24/7 support system, the process of home sleep testing is made easier then ever. Follow our 5 step process below and start bringing efficiency to home sleep testing.
Step by Step
- Sign Up. Create an account with Vitalistics through vitalistics.com
- Market to Physicians. Use Vitalisitcs’ FREE marketing materials to market home sleep testing as an option to physicians.
- Physician Places Order. If a physician sees a patient with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, they will create a prescription for a HST, and send it to Vitalisitcs.
- Vitalisics Handles it from here. Once a test is ordered from the referring physician, Vitalisitcs will contact the patient, schedule a delivery for the Home Sleep Test, and interpret the data the following day after the device is returned. The report and treatment recommendations are then made available to the referring physician and DME – assuming the patient has given authorization to the DME to access the results.
As home sleep testing services are growing, so is Vitalistics . We are currently expanding our HST services state by state, so check back frequently to see if home sleep testing with Vitalistics has come to your area!
We’ll Help You Identify Patients Who May Have OSA
If you have referred a patient initially for an Overnight Pulse Oximetry Test you can run a simple report from your dashboard identifying all of the patients whom had OPO test but based on the results of the testing, appear to have a high probability for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Simple Testing with Excellent Support
Vitalistics home sleep tests are delivered right to the patient’s door with easy-to-follow instructions. We provide continuous patient support throughout the testing process, including a 24-hour, 7 day/week hotline and access to a live, US-based clinician. Our professionals stay in regular contact with patients, ensuring the testing process goes smoothly and answering questions that come up along the way.