Your Medicare Coverage

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Sleep study

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers Type I, II, III, and IV sleep tests and devices. Medicare only covers Type I tests if they're done in a sleep lab facility.  

Who's eligible?

People with Part B who have clinical signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are covered when their doctor orders the test.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount after you’ve met your Part B deductible.


To find out how much your specific test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or other health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like:

  • Other insurance you may have
  • How much your doctor charges
  • Whether your doctor accepts assignment
  • The type of facility
  • The location where you get your test, item, or service

Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover. If this happens, you may have to pay some or all of the costs. It’s important to ask questions so you understand why your doctor is recommending certain services and whether Medicare will pay for them.

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