The Cost of Sleep Apnea Treatment
The cost of sleep apnea treatment depends on several factors, including the prescribed treatment option and your insurance provider. Diagnostics start at about $1,000, and the devices typically start at about $1,800. Surgical intervention can cost upwards of $10,000. Dr. G. Brooks Haney and his team in Richardson, TX, can work with your insurance company to maximize your coverage as well as coordinate financing to cover any remaining out-of-pocket expenses. Sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and other serious health issues, making prompt treatment a very wise investment in your health.
Sleep Study Cost
Often, the first step in diagnosing sleep apnea is an overnight sleep study, or polysomnogram. The price of this exam typically ranges between $1,000 and $3,000, though the total cost will depend on where you undergo the study. Some medical centers have additional facility and consultation fees. Many insurance providers will cover a polysomnogram. Our office can help you choose the location for your study to help maximize your insurance coverage.
There are a few different methods of treating sleep apnea, and each carries unique costs:
One of the most common methods of treating sleep apnea involves using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. This machine consists of a mask that delivers a steady stream of air during sleep to keep airways open. A CPAP can cost over $3,000, and requires periodic maintenance and replacement parts. Some health insurers will cover the cost of these devices if it is deemed medically necessary, though additional replacement costs may not be included.
Sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and other serious health issues, making prompt treatment a very wise investment in your health.
Surgical intervention, which is often used to reduce or tighten excess tissue, will typically cost between $6,000 and $10,000. The price of surgery is also affected by hospital fees and insurance coverage.
According to the American Sleep Association, the average sleep apnea treatment involving a mouth guard costs between $1,800 and $2,000. This price includes the mouthpiece and dental visits as well as modifications and adjustments to the device. Most health insurance companies contribute to the cost of oral devices, as does Medicare and Medicaid. Oral appliances are the treatment we most frequently recommend.
Working with Insurance
In order for your insurance provider to contribute to the cost of your sleep apnea dental device, you need to make sure you have the necessary records, including a written prescription. Many companies require your sleep apnea to be diagnosed through a sleep study or sleep specialist before covering the device. Our team can help you navigate the different insurance requirements to ensure you receive the maximum coverage possible. We also coordinate with CareCredit® financing to help you budget for any out-of-pocket expenses.
Invest in Your Health
At Smiles of North Dallas, we believe you deserve a good night’s sleep. If you are interested in learning more about the cost of treating sleep apnea, contact our office online or call us at (972) 644-9595 to schedule a consultation.