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sleepy
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Well said zack!!

The arousals have a long proven deletorious affect, as well as the desats.

But both the new rules are pretty well defined – the recommended (which we use now) and the addition of the optional – 30% desat with an arousal. So no counting based just on arousals.

The problem is only one defintion is recognized by Medicare for nPAP coverage.

Double standards of care are far more of a problem….