Aeroflow Sleep Editorial Policy
Updated September 2022
Aeroflow Sleep helps patients sleep well and live better by providing resources, services, and the PAP equipment and supplies needed to easily navigate the sleep apnea journey.
The team of authors Aeroflow Sleep employs and contracts is extremely knowledgeable on the subjects of PAP equipment and sleep apnea. We disseminate these subjects’ important information to you, the reader by:
- Answering our patients’ most common questions
- Filling in the blanks with facts, statistics, and data
- Drafting and editing until the final is ready for you online
- Auditing any outdated information so you stay up to date
Aeroflow Sleep also keeps licensed medical professionals on retainer for the purpose of offering insights from the field and reviewing health-related content.
About the Medical Reviewers
Our panel of medical reviewers includes an adult-geriatric nurse, an allopathic-trained physician, a diplomat among The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the host of the blackdoctor.org show, “Vegan-ish,” and Aeroflow Sleep’s very own Director of Clinical Operations. Find out more about the Aeroflow Sleep medical reviewers and editorial staff.
Aeroflow Sleep exclusively works with patients with health insurance, so it’s important to understand that the sleep apnea patient must purchase commercial insurance or qualify for Medicare or Medicaid to use our services. We are in-network with most plans including Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and United Healthcare, and are accredited by both Medicare and Medicaid.
Insurance dictates your purchase amount, and your deductible is the amount you have to pay before your insurance plan will cover any portion of PAP supplies. If you have a deductible, you must first pay it in full before coverage can be discussed.
Coinsurance is the percentage of costs you owe after your deductible; the responsibility of a patient on Medicare is often split 20% owed by the patient and 80% covered by insurance for example. Your insurance plan determines the amount due and adds it to your total, if they have not already agreed to cover it outright.
Aeroflow Sleep is not responsible for either your deductible or coinsurance pricing.
Aeroflow Sleep specializes in supplying the best products and services our patients need but no two patients’ needs are the same. That’s why our product promotions are designed to educate you on the differences in mask types or the intricacies of CPAP, APAP, and BiPAP machines for example. We provide an unbiased view on the various pieces of equipment and how they may help you or a loved one.
We also notify you if state-of-the-art technology has been released. Our partnerships with the manufacturers put us ahead of the competition when it comes to knowing what’s new on the market or even what’s soon-to-be discontinued as the result of innovation. Plus, our relationships with government agencies like the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) keep us informed of the latest news; from the Philips recall and ongoing shortages to newly authorized product features and benefits.
Content Updates & Reference Materials
PAP therapy is an ever-evolving field of medicine. New data, standards, and research surrounding sleep apnea continues to emerge. Aeroflow Sleep stays abreast of all of these trends and updates its content regularly, putting your minds at ease when the next big thing gets revealed. This information is tough to digest if it’s written like a scientific journal.
Our materials simplify science while simultaneously utilizing credible resources and – when applicable – displaying them for the reader to explore on their own. Resources can be found via hyperlinks directly embedded into the content or under the publication’s References section in an MLA format. Some links will lead to another Aeroflow Sleep webpage in a separate tab.
Please note that Aeroflow Sleep is not responsible for the content shown on any sites that we link to and cannot guarantee the accuracy of their statements.
Medical Care & Consultation Disclaimer
Information within the Sleep Well & Live Better blog should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation. Although Aeroflow Sleep does have licensed medical professionals and clinicians on staff, do not seek the advice of your dedicated Sleep Specialist in lieu of medical care or consultation. Always talk to your doctor first before you make any lifestyle changes, especially as it relates to your sleep apnea treatment. This is for your health and safety. Aeroflow Sleep does not claim or endorse any product to be life-saving; nor do we recommend or endorse specific treatments for your particular condition. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.