The AASM recognizes national suppliers that perform technical functions associated with the provision of Out of Center Sleep Testing services and meet AASM accreditation standards. These services may include patient training and distribution of OCST equipment; patient support during testing; equipment retrieval, cleaning and maintenance; data scoring; and the secure transfer of test data.
This program is intended to help sleep centers navigate through the rapidly changing health care landscape. If you determine that it is beneficial for your sleep center to contract with a national OCST supplier, then this program will help you select a company whose services meet AASM accreditation standards. With numerous companies offering OCST testing services, the designation of an Approved OCST Supplier will give you confidence that your contract arrangement will enable you to maintain the high quality of your patient care.
This policy ensures that the board certified sleep medicine physician remains at the center of care. National contractors that become an Approved OCST Supplier will be required to provide the entire raw data recording obtained from the sleep test for interpretation by the sleep physician. The board certified sleep medicine physician and the sleep team at the accredited sleep center will then manage the long-term care of the patient.