“Over 70 million Americans suffer from disorders of sleep and wakefulness with 2 million of those being children. An estimated 10 million Americans remain undiagnosed.”
Q. Where are your offices located?
A. Our offices are conveniently located in Huntsville, Madison, and Decatur. Please see locations listing for our addresses and maps.
Q. Do I need a physician referral for a sleep evaluation?
Physician referrals are rarely necessary, but are required by some insurance companies. Please contact our office to set an appointment and, if a referral is necessary, we will assist you in obtaining one.
Q. What is the expected waiting time?
We know your time is valuable and our staff makes every effort to minimize waiting time while providing the highest quality care. However, it is our policy to neither rush nor compromise patient care, so our doctors will spend as much time as necessary to ensure that each patient receives excellent care. If there is an unusually long wait or if your schedule changes, our staff will be happy to reschedule your appointment to a more convenient time.
Q. What can I expect on my first visit?
As a new patient, you'll be registered when you arrive for your appointment. You'll be asked to provide your insurance card and medical history information (see Scheduling an Appointment).
Q. What does a sleep study consist of?
A typical sleep study (polysomnogram or PSG) involves spending the night at a hospital testing facility where your brain waves, heart activity, air flow, oxygen levels and muscle activity are monitored during sleep. The hospital sleep centers have comfortable private rooms that resemble a small hotel by providing a full bed, a television, and a bathroom for patient convenience.
Sleep studies are provided by the hospital, so you will receive a separate bill for those services. Most insurance companies provide coverage for sleep studies as an outpatient service, so please refer to the Outpatient Benefits section of your insurance plan for details on your co-pay and co-insurance.
Q. At which hospitals do you schedule sleep studies?
Your sleep study may be conducted at any of the following hospitals: Crestwood Medical Center, Huntsville Hospital, Madison Hospital, and Decatur Morgan Hospital.
Q. What insurances do you accept?
We accept most insurance plans including: Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Tricare, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid and many more. We also offer discounts to cash pay patients and have payment plans available. You should bring your insurance card and a photo ID to your appointments and be prepared to pay your insurance co-pay.
Q. Will my insurance cover all of this?
Benefits vary greatly from contract to contract, yet most insurance policies provide generous benefits for sleep medicine services. Our office will assist you in obtaining benefit information, filing claims, and providing all necessary information for timely reimbursement by your insurance company. However, insurance contracts are agreements between the patient and the insurance company, so our office has no control over the level of sleep medicine benefits provided by your individual contract.
Q. What payment options are available?
A. We accept all major credit cards, cash and checks. We also accept Care Credit for all services and you may use an existing account or apply online at www.carecredit.com.