Effective for dates of service on and after February 9, 2020, the following updates will apply to the AIM Sleep Disorder Management Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines.

 

  • Polysomnography and Home Sleep Testing: Established sleep disorder (OSA or other) – follow-up laboratory studies
    • Expanded contraindications including the addition of chronic narcotic use based on The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline recommendation.
  • Management of OSA using APAP and CPAP Devices
    • Expanded treatment of mild OSA with APAP and CPAP to patients with any hypertension based on The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline recommendation
    • Expanded contraindications including the addition of chronic narcotic use based on The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline recommendation.


As a reminder, ordering and servicing providers may submit prior authorization requests to AIM in one of several ways:

  • Access AIM ProviderPortalSM directly at providerportal.com. Online access is available 24/7 to process orders in real-time, and is the fastest and most convenient way to request authorization.
  • Access AIM via the Availity Web Portal at availity.com
  • Call the AIM Contact Center toll-free number: 877-291-0366, Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PT

 

For questions related to guidelines, please contact AIM via email at aim.guidelines@aimspecialtyhealth.com. Additionally, you may access and download a copy of the current and upcoming guidelines here.



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November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Nevada