When a commercial driver is identified to be at-risk for sleep apnea, we know that it is imperative to complete a reliable sleep test in a timely manner.
The clock is ticking… It often feels like a race to get a driver’s apnea under control before their temporary medical card expires.
FastMed leadership told us their DOT Examiners are not looking to manage sleep apnea patients.
That’s why we established a reliable, timely and cost effective process to evaluate and manage sleep apnea in a CDL setting.
We’re committed to a quality experience for Drivers, Medical Examiners and the Companies who employ Commercial Drivers.
Driver safety is our top priority.
It only takes a couple of minutes to order a Sleep Test.
Confirm the driver meets the indications for being at-risk for sleep apnea.
Either: (a) complete the Referral form online below or (b) Download the Snap test form and fax to 847-465-3401.
Snap will contact the Driver to complete their portion.
You can order a sleep test online by clicking on the button below.
That’s it. We’ll take it from here.
Indications for a Sleep Test adopted by the FastMed National Medical Director.
STOPBANG Score of 5 or greater.
- Daytime sleepiness or non-restorative sleep
- Observed apnea episodes
- Load or disruptive snoring
- Waking with a feeling of choking
- Waking with a headache
- Frequent nighttime bathroom use
What happens next?
Snap support team member contacts driver
A Support Team member will contact the driver to confirm the details of the test typically within one business day of receiving the medical order.
Snap coordinates delivery of the Snap Recorder to the patient’s home.
Driver takes test and returns sleep kit to Snap
The patient will follow a simple protocol for an at-home sleep test. Video, website instruction, and phone support are available during the testing.
Instructions on how to return the recorder to Snap are included.
Snap professionals generate a test report
Professionally trained technicians analyze every minute of raw data for every report. Snap’s Medical Director oversees Snap’s service and quality control.
The FastMed provider will receive a copy of the sleep test report that has been interpreted by an Sleep Specialist. Snap personnel is available for education and review of the test report if needed.
What if the Driver needs treatment?
Per the FastMed protocol, Snap sends every driver’s Sleep Test Report to Singular Sleep at the same time it is sent to FastMed.
If the driver requires treatment a trained professional at Singular Sleep will contact the driver to schedule an online eConsult to assist with ordering needed treatment.
When the treatment decision is PAP, the driver can elect to order PAP from Singular Sleep or use a local DME.
Your medical team can use the following phone number to reach Singular Sleep re: any treatment issues for your patients.
When a driver tests positive for Sleep Apnea, you can also facilitate the treatment process by encouraging drivers to proactively contact Singular when they are seeking treatment.
Phone: (844) SLP-WELL (844-757-9355)