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Treating Sleep Apnea Saves Trucking Company Money

You may (or may not) remember a few years ago when the trucking industry was up in arms about new potential rules requiring truck drivers be screened for sleep apnea. Lobbying groups got the Department of Transportation (DOT) to put the rule on hold pending more study and/or legislation. [...]

Snoring Device Scam Not Evident Until You Try to Return It

People trying to get relief from snoring often get discouraged because it seems like nothing will help. Often, they feel like they’ve tried everything because they have tried many things: lifestyle changes and dozens of nasal strips, mouthpieces, and various other devices. What is most frustrating about these devices is that [...]

By |September 27th, 2018|Costs, Snoring|

Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Save up to $18B in Migraine Costs

Migraines are one of the most disabling common medical conditions in the world. Because they are relatively common, affecting about 16% of the population, the impact of migraines adds up quickly. And because some migraine sufferers may have migraines 15 days or more a month, they may experience ongoing disability for nearly half [...]

Does Blue Cross Blue Shield Cover Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Yes. BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) like most insurers recognizes that sleep apnea is a serious medical condition. If left untreated, the cost of related health conditions related to sleep apnea is much greater than the cost of treating sleep apnea. So BCBSNE covers the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. Here are more [...]

DOT Withdraws Sleep Apnea Rule

Last week, two agencies within the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that they would no longer pursue rules about sleep apnea screening and treatment for truck drivers and rail engineers. The rule was embattled by industry lobbyists, and the rule withdrawal was intended as an industry-friendly move. But it’s [...]

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