4. Are office visits for sleep apnea covered by insurance?
Dental consultations regarding sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy are covered by many health insurance plans – with some caveats. You can bill for a consultation prior to the date of service of the oral appliance. You cannot bill for a consultation on the same date of service as the oral appliance; the health insurance plan will not pay for both the equipment and a consultation on the same date. You also can bill for follow up consultations beginning 90 days after the appliance is delivered. Most health insurance plans will bundle charges for follow up visits in the first 90 days after delivering the appliance, into the fee that is paid for the appliance.