To fill up beds in a sleep lab
To sing lullabies to Cardiologists
To identify patients with sleep disordered breathing as early as possible
To make peace between Cardiologists and Dentists
Provide Screening tools to all patients within the affiliated practice
Score the screening tool and correctly identify patients with high probability for having sleep disordered breathing
Ensure insurance authorization is obtained when required
Provide the home sleep testing system according to manufacturer guidelines
Share Patient data on Social Media to promote more business
Clean and process testing units for next patient
Track test results through the HST computer system and provide copy to physician for patient chart
Diagnose the results of the HST data and recommend the treatment you think is best
Make referral for indicated treatment including all documents required (i.e., copy of sleep study report, demographics, insurance card, letter of medical necessity)
Maintain medical record (Smartsheet) with documentation of every patient encounter including phone calls, in person interactions, interactions with test results, physicians and dentist and other office staff when it relates to a patient. Ensure that there is an alarm set for ever patient from intake to discharge from service.
Ensure that that appropriate notifications are set for future services, visits, follow-up and/or testing
Maintain communication with the medical practice and the managing director of the Home Sleep Testing company
Be proactive and simply make changes to the established process whenever conflict arises without bothering the managing directors of the practices you are working with
Scan all documents into the medical recording including all test results, consult reports, and compliance reports.
Track and maintain the appropriate supplies required to maintain patient testing systems
The total number of apneas + hypopneas during a period of sleep
The total number of apneas + hypopneas during only one hour of sleep
The total number of apneas + hypopneas while a patient is awake
The total number of apneas + hypopneas for only one hour while a patient is awake
If the total points in section one is 8 or more
If the total points for section two is 2 or less
If the total score for section three is 3 or less
If the total score for section one and two is 3 or more, or if the total score for all three sections is 4 or more.
None of the above
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