The New Medicare Approved Assessment Tools are designed to determine a patient’s Medicare Rebate eligibility for an Type II Diagnostic Portable Home-based Sleep Test (HST).
A Medicare rebate for a HST applies under the following conditions:
1. The patient is 18 years or over
2. Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) score of 8+
3. STOP BANG score of 4+ OR OSA50 score of 5+
4. The patient has NOT claimed for an In-home Sleep Study within 12 months