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UnitedHealthcare to start covering medical implant for sleep apnea

Starting August 1, UnitedHealthcare is covering a specific therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, a medical implant developed by Inspire Medical Systems. UnitedHealthcare’s policy will consider Inspire’s device to be medically necessary for the treatment of moderate to severe OSA when specified criteria are met–including a patient’s previous attempt at continuous positive airway pressure treatment and… Read More »

Adults with sleep apnea are more likely to experience involuntary job loss

SAN ANTONIO – Recently unemployed people with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of having lost a job multiple times, according to preliminary results from a new study. Results show that individuals with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea were more likely to have experienced multiple involuntary job losses. Compared to participants who did not… Read More »