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Frequent questions

Do I need a physician's referral?
No, we accept self-referral.  However, you may want to check with your insurance provider to see if they require referral to a specialist.  

Does my insurance cover the cost of visits to the sleep center?
Yes, consultations are usually covered by insurance providers the same as any other specialist coverage. Testing is an outpatient procedure and usually covered at the usual rate of testing for other outpatient procedures. However, you may want to contact your insurance carrier just to be sure. We work with patients in regards to managed care authorizations and pre-certifications before and during their treatment regimen.  

Do I have to get approval for testing with my insurance?
After the initial consultation, our staff will work with your insurance provider to obtain pre-authorization if testing is deemed necessary. 
However, each patient is advised to be aware of his or her insurance plan’s allowances and/or restrictions.  

Do I have to stay all night?
Yes, you will be monitored all night while you sleep to determine what type of difficulties you are having during sleep. Monitoring will include bio-electrical recordings such as EKG, and brain waves, as well as closed circuit camera and sound recordings.   

How do I know I need to come to see a sleep specialist?
You may need to see the sleep specialist if you:

  • have difficulty getting to or staying asleep 

  • wake feeling unrefreshed even after a full night's sleep

  • have difficulty staying awake during the day

  • exhibit loud snoring or gasping for air during sleep

  • have morning headaches or memory loss

  • have impaired performance during the day

Anyone can experience a poor nights sleep occasionally due to illness, stress, or just bad habits, but chronic difficulty (four weeks or more) may indicate that you need to see a sleep specialist. 

Will I have a private room?
Yes, each testing room is set up like a bedroom to help make you feel more relaxed and at home.

Do I have to stop my medications?
No – typically you will continue your medications as usual, but the sleep specialist will discuss any special circumstances with you prior to testing. 

How do I schedule an appointment?
Call (304) 388-7507 and our staff will schedule you an appointment for initial consultation with our sleep specialist.

What should I wear during my sleep study?
Pajamas, gown, sweat suit shorts - whatever you will be most comfortable wearing.  We do recommend loose fitting clothing to avoid restricting movements, especially due to the number of connections of the monitoring devices.

When will I receive a bill?
A patient will receive a statement from CAMC once a month.

 

Our Mission: Striving to provide the best health care to every patient, every day.       © 2014 CAMC Health System, Inc.