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Frequently Asked Questions

How are sleep disorders diagnosed?

While patients sleep in one of four bedrooms at the Sleep Lab, technologists supervise the recording of several biological functions using state-of-the-art equipment. We report on the quality and distribution of sleep, heart rate, cardiac arrhythmias, breathing patterns, and restless limb movements. The results are analyzed by our sleep technologists and interpreted by our registered polysomnographic technologists.

What we offer referring physicians:

Rapid responses to your referral request – Wellfirst Sleep Diagnostics provides all materials necessary to identify, educate, and refer patients who might benefit from a sleep diagnostic study at a Wellfirst Sleep Diagnostics location. Referring physicians receive a supply of easy-to-follow patient referral forms. If a patient shows symptoms of a sleep disorder, simply complete the patient referral form and fax to Wellfirst Sleep Diagnostics.

Immediate scheduling – A Patient Care Representative will immediately contact the patient, answer questions and provide additional information, verify the patient’s insurance information and schedule the sleep study. Immediately after the sleep study, the data is scored by a Wellfirst Sleep Diagnostics Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and the completed results forwarded to the referring physician.

Wellfirst Sleep Diagnostics has a rapid turnaround standard – Typically, studies are scored and returned to the referring physician within one or two business days. If the referring physician meets Wellfirst Sleep Diagnostics' qualifications, the referring physician may interpret the scored data themselves or choose to allow the Wellfirst Sleep Diagnostics Medical Director to review the results.

For qualified physicians, this gives them the ability to be involved in all aspects of patient care, helping to ensure appropriate treatment to meet the needs of the individual patient.

Referring physicians submit billing for professional fees for their own consultation and interpretations in connection with Wellfirst Sleep Diagnostics' studies.