the remedē® System
Getting the remedē® System
Finding a Doctor
To determine if the remedē System is right for you, the first step is to schedule an appointment with your sleep doctor.
Talking to your doctor
Your sleep doctor can help you understand your options. If you don’t have a sleep doctor, your primary care physician can refer you to one.
If you have been diagnosed with Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), your sleep doctor can help you determine if the remedē® System is right for you.
If you suspect you have CSA but have not yet been diagnosed, talk to your sleep doctor about your symptoms. He or she may recommend a sleep study to help diagnose CSA and determine if you may be a candidate for the remedē System.
The remedē System discussion guide can help you talk to your doctor about CSA and the remedē System.
Determining Your Insurance Coverage
The remedē System is generally being reviewed and approved by insurance providers on a case-by-case basis. After determining that you are a candidate for the remedē System, your doctor and their office staff will work with your insurance provider on securing coverage for the procedure.
Aetna is covering the remedē System for eligible patients who meet certain criteria. Other commercial insurance providers are reviewing and approving the remedē System on a case-by-case basis. Your medical team will work together with you, the hospital, the insurance company and the case management team at ZOLL to gain approval before your remedē procedure. If approved, patients can typically expect to pay the cost of any unmet deductible for the year, along with any required copay or coinsurance fee for a surgery.
Medicare will evaluate each case for medical necessity to determine reimbursement for the cost of the remedē System. Your medical team can discuss Medicare coverage in your area.
The remedē System is available for veterans at select VA and military hospitals across the US. Visit the Finding a VA Hosptal page or talk with a remedē patient liaison to see if there is a Veterans Affairs Medical Center or military hospital near you that offers the remedē System. If there is not a center near you, you may be able to utilize a program called the Veteran’s Community Care Program. Please connect with a remedē patient liaison for more information.