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Does Blue Cross Blue Shield Cover Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Insurance papers

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 […]

New Disposable Patch Could Lead to Effortless Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

mature man sleeping on white pillow in bed

If you’re already the kind of person wearing a health tracker like a FitBit, the adaptation of these to help diagnose sleep apnea could have big benefits. But what if you’re not already using that kind of device? What […]

Evaluating Wearable Tech as Sleep Test for TBI Victims

A new nationwide study is being instituted to see if wearable sleep sensors can be as accurate as  sleep lab tests for sleep apnea. The study focuses on an at-risk population for sleep apnea that may not know they have elevated risk: traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients.

Because sleep apnea can make it harder […]

Sleep Apnea Suspected in Another Deadly Train Crash

After sleep apnea was implicated as the major cause of a NY train derailment that killed 4 people, injured 60 others and caused more than $9 million in property damage, NY transit instituted a program of sleep apnea screening eventually expanded to all engineers.

NJ Transit followed suit, supposedly screening […]

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