What is the cost of sleep apnea treatment?

This question was asked in Carol City, Florida on 02/07/2013.
I want to find a sleep center to diagnose my husband for sleep apnea but I need to know prices on treatment and machines. I have some kind of insurance called vantage care. Do sleep centers accept this? What is the cost?

Doctors Answers (8)

Jana P. Kaimal, MD, FCCP
Answered on: 4/5/2013 7

The cost of a sleep study and the resulting treatment for sleep apnea, if necessary, varies depending on your insurance. It is best to call and speak to our insurance specialist to determine your individual situation.

SomnoDiagnostics, Inc.
Answered on: 2/11/2013

The cost depends on the type of insurance you have or do not have. The allowed amounts vary among insurance companies. The allowed amount could be as low as $500.00 to as high as $800.00. There may be an insurance deductible or co-insurance that you insurance may apply. The way to be certain is to call us, provide your insurance information and as a courtesy we will contact your insurance company and give you the closest estimate possible of your out of pocket expense. Thank you so much for your questions.

Joseph Lee, DDS, FICOI
Answered on: 2/8/2013 4

On the dental side, FDA approved oral appliances to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea cost between $1500-$3000 roughly in our office. Renting a Home Sleep Study machine for 2 nights costs $300 from our office.

Jeannine Louise Gingras, MD
Answered on: 2/8/2013 4

Varies. Depending on location, insurance, treatment. But benefits should be inquired prior to any testing or treatment so that you have the financial information.

J. Douglas Hudson, MD, DABSM
Answered on: 2/8/2013 4

The charge for a sleep study to diagnose sleep apnea varies from sleep lab to sleep lab but, generally, there is a diagnostic night and then, if necessary, another sleep study to treat with CPAP. (continuous positive airway pressure). Each study may cost in the neighborhood of $1500. Each sleep lab has their own insurance contracts so you should check with the sleep lab regarding coverage. Then, there is a charge for a physician to interpret the sleep studies followed by a charge for the CPAP machine. The interpretation charge varies but somewhere in the neighborhood of $250 per study and the CPAP averages $800-$900 depending on the type of machine. Insurance usually covers most of these charges.

Courtney Whitney, DO
Answered on: 2/8/2013 4

It sounds like you might have a Medicare Advantage plan. If that's the case, coverage for sleep studies, office visits and CPAP (if he needs it) is usually really good. If you were to set up a consultation at our office we have a benefits coordinator who would get your benefit information so we can spell out what the out of pocket costs, if any, would look like.

Robert C. Jones, M.D.
Answered on: 2/8/2013 4

The cost varies depending on your insurance coverage, type of study and treatment options. Our facility will verify your insurance coverage and let you know your options.

Timothy J. Delcambre, DDS, MHA
Answered on: 2/8/2013 4

You need to call several sleep centers to ascertain the average cost of the sleep study and CPAP prescription. Ask the sleep centers as to whether your insurance is accepted. The oral appliance that I make costs approximately $1000.00.