National Sleep Services (NSS) is a division of VGM Homelink. Homelink® was founded in July of 1993 as a subsidiary of The VGM Group, Inc., (VGM). VGM is the largest Member Services Organization in the nation for independent home medical equipment dealers, orthotic and prosthetic practitioners, home health nursing agencies, and custom mobility and seating professionals. Homelink is the nation’s largest ancillary provider group with over 9,000 locations. Services and products include, but are not limited to, home medical equipment, custom seating and mobility products, respiratory services, home health nursing and infusion, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, orthotics, prosthetics, patient transportation, translation services, electromedical devices and supplies, bone growth stimulators, wound care products and supplies, ostomy and colostomy supplies, diabetic products and supplies, including insulin pumps, and a variety of specialty products.
NSS is a comprehensive program that offers a cost effective/time sensitive solution for diagnosing and treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. Millions of people
suffer from OSA, and while it is extremely prevalent, it is largely undiagnosed.
We use a secure, web-based questionnaire to assist in screening candidates for
signs and symptoms of OSA. For those patients that qualify, and with physician
order, we use a portable monitoring system to diagnose whether or not the
patient has OSA. Our goal is to have the study in the patient’s hands for
testing within 48 hours of receiving the order from the physician. NSS will verify insurance and inform patients of applicable co-pays.
NSS utilizes the Homelink referral network to assist with
getting patients set up with their diagnostic study and if necessary, the Auto
titrating CPAP. We understand that adjusting to CPAP therapy can be a challenge,
so we’re committed to coaching patients by offering compliance monitoring. With
proper use, the benefits of using CPAP may be felt by the patient as soon as the
first night of use.
- Testing Option
- In-Lab PGG Study
- Home Sleep Study and Auto CPAP
- Night spent at the sleep lab, numerous electrodes applied
- Device delivered, 3 or minimal sensors applied before bedtime
- Time from Referral to Treatment
- 3-12 Weeks*
- 2-5 Days
- Key Difference
- Ideal for seriously ill patients and complicated cases
- More simple and less expensive
- Billed Cost
- $1,600 - $5,000
- Less than half the cost of an in-lab PSG**
*Lab studies often involve seeing a specialist first, waiting for
insurance approval, waiting for lab availability, waiting for test results and a
second in-lab study to determine CPAP pressure.
*All sleep studies require physician ordering.
**Titration performed via home auto-CPAP trial.