Dentists Become Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers for Sleep Apnoea Oral Appliances
Dentists are now placing orders for oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnoea therapy. Insurance companies are now embracing and offering covers for oral appliance therapy. Oral appliances bear no dental code and are billed through a patient’s medical insurance or Medicare.
Medicare now covers oral appliances but with specific conditions. The policy taking care of the oral devices is called Local Coverage Determination for Oral Appliances for OSA. It demands that dentists should apply to become Medicare Durable Medical Equipment (DME) suppliers to be eligible to bill Medicare for oral appliance therapy. Lastly, the oral appliances used once the dentist becomes a DME supplier, must be Medicare approved appliances.
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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS
Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.
The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.
Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.
The Somnowell mandibular advancement appliance is also recommended by:
- Sleep Centres
- ENT Surgeons, Sleep Physicians, Respiratory, Physicians
- Orthodontists, Dentists
- General Medical Practitioners