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UnitedHealthcare to start covering medical implant for sleep apnea

Starting August 1, UnitedHealthcare is covering a specific therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, a medical implant developed by Inspire Medical Systems. UnitedHealthcare’s policy will consider Inspire’s device to be medically necessary for the treatment of moderate to severe OSA when specified criteria are met–including a patient’s previous attempt at continuous positive airway pressure treatment and… Read More »

Have sleep apnea? You might have hearing loss, too

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may want to schedule a appointment to see a hearing care professional, too. Both hearing loss and sleep apnea canhave a negative impact on your personalrelationships. While researchers are still studying the relationship between the two, hearing loss and sleep apnea appear strongly linked, according to several studies… Read More »