First Coast Service Options, Inc., the local Medicare administrator for Jurisdiction 9, issued a local coverage determination (LCD) for polysomnography and sleep testing. Jurisdiction 9 includes Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
A provision regarding accreditation of sleep labs is included in the LCD. According to the policy, "The [sleep] center or laboratory must maintain documentation on file that indicates it is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine or that it is accredited as a sleep laboratory by the Joint Commission. This documentation must be available to Medicare on request."
The LCD takes effect June 30, 2009.
The LCD is available in its entirety on the CMS Web site.