Respiratory Question for the Week of February 27, 2023


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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