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Who can write the Rx for an oral appliance for sleep apnea?

Which providers can write prescriptions for oral appliances in regards to OSA


Search Does a sleep physician have to be the one to write a prescription for an oral appliance for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Nope! A sleep physician must diagnose the OSA, but many types of health practitioners can write a prescription for the appliance/device after the sleep study has been conducted and diagnosis provided!

For example, Medicare lists the following types of health practitioners as eligible to write the prescription for an oral appliance for OSA in their Local Coverage Determinations (LCD’s) for oral appliances for OSA:

•MD (doctor of medicine)
•DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine)
•NP (nurse practitioner)
•CNS (clinical nurse specialist)
•PA (physician's assistant)