When is continuous overnight oximetry considered investigational and not medically necessary?
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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