Does insurance cover sleep apnea?

05.02.2019 | Snoring Problems

Does insurance cover sleep apnea?

If you suffer from loud snoring or sleep apnea where your breathing repeatedly starts and stops throughout the night leaving you gasping for air, you may be ready to take the next step. Addressing sleep apnea is important to stay healthy and avoid more serious conditions later in life. You may have been recently diagnosed by a professional, and are wondering what insurance will cover regarding your sleep apnea.

There are a few common treatment options for sleep apnea, and the coverage for each may be different depending on your insurance company.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Mask:

If you have been recommended to try a CPAP mask to treat your sleep apnea and snoring, it is important to know that most insurance companies will cover the cost of the CPAP mask and supplies for a period of time. CPAP masks are considered durable medical equipment, and most insurance companies cover this type of treatment. Some insurance companies do require pre-authorization before they will provide coverage. Usually supplies that go along with the CPAP mask are covered separately, so be sure to ask about all the necessary supplies you will need. Initially you will most likely need the CPAP machine, humidifier, hose, filters, and face or nasal mask.

Laser surgery for snoring and sleep apnea:

If you have decided to take the next step and opt for laser surgery for snoring and sleep apnea, it is important to understand your coverage.  Most insurance companies consider laser surgery for snoring a cosmetic procedure. However, some health funds do contribute towards this treatment. Contact your insurance company to determine what is covered as part of your policy. Usually this treatment costs approximately $950, for each session.

Our NightLase laser treatment is quick and effective and gives patients the relief they need to minimise snoring and sleep apnea.

Contact Snoring Laser Care today to schedule an appointment, and find out more about your options to address your sleep apnea and snoring.

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