The new local coverage determination criteria for adherence to positive airway pressure treatment: testing the limits?

Abstract

BACKGROUND To our knowledge, the new local coverage determination (LCD) adherence criteria for continued reimbursement of continuous positive airway pressure after 90 days has heretofore not been validated, including the effects of the policy on care for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. METHODS We examined a retrospective database of 150 patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1378/chest.09-2237

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