PSG is a simultaneously monitoring of respiratory, cardiac muscle, brain, and ocular function during sleep. Most often used for diagnosing sleep apnea.
Video recording may also be performed during PSG to assess parasomnias such as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD).
PSG and a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) performed on the day after the PSG may be considered medically necessary in the evaluation of suspected narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia. It is not expected PSG testing would be performed in the member's home.
PSG may be considered medically necessary when evaluating patients with parasomnias when there is a history of sleep related injurious or potentially injurious disruptive behaviors.
PSG may be considered medically necessary for the diagnosis of periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) when ALL of the following are criteria met:
PSG for the diagnosis of PLMD is considered not medically necessary for the following indications:
PSG is considered experimental/investigational and therefore non-covered for the diagnosis of non-respiratory sleep disorders not meeting the criteria above. Scientific evidence does not support the use of PSG for non-respiratory sleep disorders.
Covered Diagnosis Codes for Procedure Codes: 95782 , 95783, 95808, 95810 and 95811
Covered Diagnosis Codes for Procedure Codes: 95805
Internal Medical Policy Committee 7-16-2019 New Policy
Internal Medical Policy Committee 5-19-2020 Annual Review
Current medical policy is to be used in determining a Member's contract benefits on the date that services are rendered. Contract language, including definitions and specific inclusions/exclusions, as well as state and federal law, must be considered in determining eligibility for coverage. Members must consult their applicable benefit plans or contact a Member Services representative for specific coverage information. Likewise, medical policy, which addresses the issue(s) in any specific case, should be considered before utilizing medical opinion in adjudication. Medical technology is constantly evolving and the Company reserves the right to review and update medical policy periodically.