Benefits to Payors

The trend for sleep diagnostic testing and therapy is growing 10-15% annually, with payor costs ranging from $1.75-$3.50 per member per month1.  The sleep delivery system remains fragmented, and diagnostic testing is primarily done in higher cost settings outside the home.  

By implementing our unique end-to-end sleep management process, health plans have saved up to $1.10 per member per month and have achieved an overall cost reduction of up to 45% through effective program management. Member engagement, including written correspondence, phone outreach and patient education through our iComply program, has resulted in up to a 35% increase in PAP therapy adherence, compared to the unmanaged national average.

Our consistent and reliable service experience has led to a 94% member satisfaction rate2.

1 Journal of Sleep Research & AASM
2 Based on a 2013 survey of patients receiving sleep therapy


Benefits to Employers

The evidence is overwhelming that untreated sleep apnea can lead to dangerous levels of fatigue during waking hours, significantly increasing the risk of accidents on the road or at work.  Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can also lead directly to many other costly and debilitating disease states, such as hypertension, heart attack, stroke, obesity and diabetes.
In a 10-year retrospective study of patients with OSA versus a control, patients with moderate to severe OSA incurred healthcare costs that were 48% higher than the general population1.  One hundred ninety-four patients evaluated over a two-year period prior to initial diagnosis showed the OSA group spending 64% more nights in the hospital than the control group2.  

Targeting the clinical and economic risks posed by undiagnosed OSA employees in the workplace, our program is appropriate for successful implementation by Fortune 500 corporations across banking, transportation, mining, hotels and other sectors.

Our program can3:
  • Improve overall employee safety
  • Improve worker productivity
  • Improve time and attendance
  • Reduce accident rates
  • Reduce insurance costs from decreased driver and industrial accidents
  • Reduce insurance costs by decreasing the incidence and/or severity of disease states caused by OSA
  • Effectively use predictive modeling to target high-risk employees

We work with employers to plan and implement a successful program that can improve overall employee health, time and attendance, and performance, as well as help in reducing medical expenses and accidents.

1 Kryger et al from Manitoba Health Database records
2 Kryger et al, SLEEP (1996)
3 SMS actual aggregated results for 2013.

Benefits to Patients

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be very disruptive to one’s life and can lead directly to many other disease states, such as heart attack and stroke. Regular use of Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) treatment can minimize the impact of OSA, with benefits including:
  • Increased energy and attentiveness during the day
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Decreased risk of strokes and heart attacks
  • Increased effectiveness at home or at work
  • Improved overall quality of life
  • Reduced risk of accidents while on the road or at work

Sleep Management Solutions’ iComply program helps ensure successful, effective treatment so that the benefits of a healthier life can be achieved.