Comparison of American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) versus Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) polysomnography (PSG) scoring rules on AHI and eligibility for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment

@article{Korotinsky2016ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) versus Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) polysomnography (PSG) scoring rules on AHI and eligibility for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment},
  author={Arkady Korotinsky and Samson Z. Assefa and Montserrat Diaz-Abad and Emerson M. Wickwire and Steven M. Scharf},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={1169-1174}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an important clinical condition. Eligibility for treatment usually depends on disease severity, measured as the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), equal to the sum of apneas plus hypopneas per hour of sleep. There is divergence on scoring rules for hypopneas between the recommendations of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine… CONTINUE READING