Cardiologists Sleep Apnea Program
Cardiologists can play a significant role in identifying sleep apnea in their patients. As obstructive sleep apnea places great strain on the cardiovascular system, cardiologists should be sure that there is no sleep apnea present when developing a treatment plan for their patients.
Instead of referring patients out for sleep studies to check for sleep apnea, cardiologists can now partner with ApneaMed to bring fast, accurate, and affordable sleep apnea testing into their practices.
Different Ways Cardiologists Can Partner With ApneaMed
Here at ApneaMed, we can provide our partnered cardiologists with easy access to sleep apnea testing. With the ApneaMed home sleep study, patients use our home sleep test unit to gather the needed sleep data. With that gathered patient sleep data, our sleep physicians will analyze the information and provide the results.
Depending on your preference, there are three different ways that cardiologists can partner with ApneaMed to bring sleep apnea testing to your practice.
Option 1: Referral Partnership
With the ApneaMed referral partnership, cardiologists refer patients to us. For instance, say you have a patient come in showing several warning signs of obstructive sleep apnea. You will refer them to us by having them fill out our referral form.
Once we receive the patient’s referral form, one of our patient care specialists will contact them to arrange to have one of our home sleep tests to be sent to their home. After they have taken the test, the patient will mail the test unit back to us, where our sleep physicians will analyze the information and send the results to the patient.
Option 2: In-Office Partnership
For cardiologists who opt for our in-office partnership, we will send a white label home sleep test to your office. That way, when you have a patient come into your cardiology practice who is exhibiting signs of sleep apnea, you can directly provide them with the sleep apnea test unit. After they finish the test, your patients will return the test unit to you.
By providing your patients with the sleep apnea home sleep test, you can determine what to bill them, and your office can bill the patient’s insurance company.
Option 3: Mail-Out Partnership
Instead of having a sleep apnea home sleep test in your office, cardiologists can order a home sleep test directly from ApneaMed and have the test unit sent to their patients. We will mail the home sleep test to your patients, who will complete the test and mail it back to us.
With the returned test, one of our sleep physicians will review the collected sleep data, and ApneaMed will contact the patient with the results. As with the in-office partnership, your office can determine what to charge for the testing and bill the patient’s insurance directly.
Cardiologists Can Benefit From Partnering With ApneaMed
There are clear ways that a cardiologist’s practice can benefit by partnering with ApneaMed, such as:
Faster answers - Sleep studies often have long waitlists and can be difficult to schedule. Instead of having your patients potentially wait months for answers, by partnering with ApneaMed, you can provide them with fast answers concerning their potential sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea brochures - To assist your patients in understanding sleep apnea, from the signs to the potential side effects of untreated sleep apnea, ApneaMed will provide your cardiology practice with brochures.
In-practice access - Rather than referring your patients out-of-house, by partnering with ApneaMed, you can provide your patients with easy access to sleep apnea testing.
Provide more services - With the ability to provide sleep apnea testing, you can distinguish your cardiology practice from others and attract new patients with your wider array of services.
ApneaMed Can Provide Sleep Apnea Solutions For Your Cardiology Practice
Untreated sleep apnea can have a variety of severe cardiovascular side-effects, ranging from high blood pressure to heart attacks. When cardiologists see patients, particularly male patients, with several of the warning signs of obstructive sleep apnea such as obesity, daytime fatigue, and other signs, it is important that these patients receive sleep apnea testing.
With the ability to partner with ApneaMed, cardiologists can bring sleep apnea testing directly into their practices. By offering this kind of testing, cardiologists can more effectively treat their patients’ cardiovascular issues and provide a superior array of services.
To learn more about what type of sleep apnea partner program would be best for your cardiology practice, be sure to contact us here at ApneaMed. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the partnership program and how our sleep apnea testing works.