ApneaRx®, New Transition Oral Appliance to Treat Sleep Apnea, Now Reimbursed Under HCPCS Code E0485

 ApneaRx®, New Transition Oral Appliance to Treat Sleep Apnea, Now Reimbursed
                            Under HCPCS Code E0485

PR Newswire

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --A new class of transition
oral appliances has recently hit the market that will help qualify and cost
effectively "transition" sleep apnea patients to custom oral appliance
therapy. Apnea Sciences is leading the way with ApneaRx®, a Best in Class
patented design that is more advanced than traditional "transition" oral
appliances. It can be fitted and adjusted by trained sleep care providers -
not just dentists. It is the only Boil and Bite oral appliance that can be
adjusted in 1 mm increments to insure an optimal custom fit, without the use
of screws, plastic straps, rubber bands, or other accessories.

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ApneaRx®, a prescription device, is now recognized by Medicare to be highly
effective and is now being reimbursed under HCPCS Code E0485 – prefabricated
oral appliance. To qualify - patients must be diagnosed with mild to moderate
sleep apnea, or be CPAP intolerant. Major health insurance companies that also
reimburse are: Aetna, Anthem, BCBS, Cigna, United Healthcare and others. Since
all insurance plan benefits vary and change over time, the patient's insurance
provider should be contacted to confirm its specific coverage policies.
Patrick Maley, COO for Apnea Sciences' Clinical Division, said, "The fact that
both Medicare and private insurers recognize the value of ApneaRx® and are
willing to reimburse for it is very positive news for our business."

Dr. Walcott, A Board Certified Sleep Specialist from San Diego said, "CPAP
intolerant patients will welcome this news as many have been waiting to see if
an oral appliance is an acceptable alternative to their CPAP machines." The
American Academy of Sleep Medicine has long supported oral appliance
interventional therapy for mild to moderate sleep apnea. The introduction of
ApneaRx® will help these patients determine the right therapy for their care.

ApneaRx® is sold by CareFusion and is available by calling 800-582-7458.

ApneaRx® was developed and is manufactured by Apnea Sciences. Other products
are in development to address the large sleep disorder market. For more
information contact Patrick Maley at 617-835-3757 or pmaley@apneasciences.com.

Contact: Patrick Maley
Company: Apnea Sciences
Phone: (617) 835-3757

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SOURCE Apnea Sciences Corporation
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