Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of June 8, 2020

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

When is continuous overnight oximetry not medically necessary?

Answer:

Continuous overnight oximetry is considered investigational and not medically necessary for the following:

  • As the sole diagnostic test for sleep apnea syndrome in lieu of polysomnography or for routine screening for sleep apnea in the absence of any of the above conditions; and
  • In the home for asthma management

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