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Apria Sleep Services

Apria Healthcare Sleep Management Program

Quick and efficient intake process

  • Clear and concise fax order sheets allowing complete information collection up front
  • Confirmation of order receipt available

Superior service

  • On-call service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Over 950 clinicians to meet your needs

Sleep therapy experts

  • Medicare and most managed care accepted
  • Documentation of timelines for scheduling, therapy initiation and patient compliance, upon request
  • Wide selection of devices and masks from virtually all sleep manufacturers
  • Follow-up provided, as appropriate, by expert clinicians
  • Long-term therapy management program

 

Apria is the nation's leading provider of Positive Airway Pressure

Click here to download and complete a fax order sheet for CPAP or BiLevel services.

 

 

Sleep Apnea Screening

This is an Apria service designed to assist in identifying patients risk of sleep apnea or other forms of sleep disordered breathing.

Features include:

  • Overnight test performed in the home
  • Measurement of oximetry, or airflow and oximetry *
  • Comprehensive analysis and reporting of:
    • Oxygen saturation trends
    • Oxygen desaturation index
    • Breathing disorder risk indicator *
    • Validated patient questionnaires

* Services may not be available in all states; restrictions apply for patients with Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE or other government insurance.

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Apria’s Therapy Initiation Process

Patient education, participation in group clinics, mask selection, and fitting can influence quality of life and adherence to positive airway pressure therapy.1-5

Apria's therapy initiation process includes

  • 45 - 60 minute introductory session with education on the disease process and importance of treatment
  • Comprehensive equipment use and maintenance training
  • Mask fitting and initial mask selection
  • Multi-media and written training materials

Comprehensive interventions including written materials, telephone follow-up, and multimedia presentations have been demonstrated to improve patient compliance with therapy.6,7

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Follow-up Protocols & Patient Management

Follow-up protocols

  • Routine patient contact
  • Standardized clinical pathways
  • Documentation of scheduling, patient contact and compliance, upon request

Apria's Sleep Management Center

  • Long-term therapy monitoring
  • Supply management to promote effective therapy

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Products

Apria offers a wide selection of devices and masks from virtually all sleep manufacturers

  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure): A single level of positive pressure applied to the upper airway during both the inspiratory and expiratory phases of respiration via an interface worn over the nose and/or mouth.
  • Auto PAP (Auto Adjusting Positive Airway Pressure): A variable positive pressure applied to upper airway (via interface worn over the nose or mouth) that automatically adjusts to the user's pressure requirements within preset upper and lower limits. Auto PAP requires use of an Auto CPAP or Auto BiLevel device.
  • BiLevel (BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure): Dual levels of positive airway pressure applied to the upper airway, via interface worn over the nose or mouth, which alternates between the inspiratory and expiratory phases of ventilation. The positive pressure inspiratory phase is referred to as IPAPInspiratory  Positive Airway Pressure. The positive pressure expiratory phase is referred to as EPAPExpiratory Positive Airway Pressure.
  • BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure with Backup Rate: BiLevel positive airway pressure with a backup rate may benefit patients with disease states other than OSA:
    • Neuromuscular Diseases
    • Restrictive Thoracic Disorders
    • Severe Stable COPD
    • Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)
    • Complex Sleep Apnea (CompSA)

Apria services for patients on bi-level positive airway pressure with rate back-up include:

  • Initial assessment by a qualified Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Determination of follow-up schedule
  • Documentation via Respiratory Visit Record for initial and follow-up visits
    • Available for physician review, upon request

In addition to positive airway pressure therapy, Apria provides intermittent noninvasive ventilation and long-term continuous ventilation for patients at home.

Click here for a list of sleep equipment available from Apria.

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Sleep Supply Management

Masks used with CPAP therapy generally tend to last 3 to 6 months. Some of the factors that may impact how long the product can provide effective therapy include:

  • Cushion seal deterioration
  • Proper fitting and sizing at initial mask set-up
  • Frequency and method of mask cleaning

The Sleep Management Center at Apria Healthcare is responsible for contacting patients about their resupply needs, and can do the following:

  • Answer questions about CPAP/Bi-level therapy
  • Offer solutions for concerns about equipment
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Provide recommendations about caring for supplies

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Reordering Sleep Supplies

To order CPAP or BiLevel device supplies and accessories, please have your patients contact our Sleep Management Center:
1(866) 716-2727

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As a national leader in CPAP therapy, Apria is committed to supplying our patients with CPAP supplies for patient health and compliance.

Click here to see a Medicare sleep supply replacement schedule.

 

 

Accredited by the Joint Commission

Apria Healthcare was the first home respiratory provider to become accredited by The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission accreditation program is recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects a commitment to meeting its specific performance standards. Apria Healthcare is recognized as an accredited Home Healthcare system, and holds full accreditation for all of our patient care branch locations.

 

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References:

  1. Hui, et al. Chest. 2000;117:1410-1416.
  2. Hoy, et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999;159:1096-1100.
  3. Likar, et al. Chest. 1997;111:1273-1277.
  4. Kakkar & Berry. Chest. 2007;132:1057-1072.
  5. Massie, et al. Chest. 2003;123:1112-1118.
  6. Chervin, et al. Sleep. 20(4): 284-289.
  7. Wiese, et al. Sleep Med. 2005 Mar;6(2):171-4.

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