The Economic and Clinical Impact of Sleep Apnea

A Solutions Conference for Employers and Health Plans

Listen to a recording of the 10/04/12 briefing.

Updated Conference Agenda

What is the impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA):

  • OSA afflicts at least 20 million Americans...more than asthma or diabetes, and yet more than 75% remain undiagnosed.
  • Estimates of the annual economic cost of moderate to severe OSA in the United States are $65 - $165 Billion, which is greater than asthma, heart failure, stroke and hypertensive disease ($20B-$80B)
  • People with OSA tend to have high blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, depression and sexual dysfunction, annual health care costs TWO TIMES Greater than those without OSA.
  • Accident and health risks return to NORMAL when individuals are diagnosed and treated for OSA.

The American Sleep Apnea Association's 2012 solutions conference will provide action-oriented information to executives and healthcare professionals responsible for decisionmaking on sleep apnea programs for their employees and enrollees.

Presentations by sleep medicine thought leaders will give data-driven examples to address:

  • Impact of sleep apnea on health
  • Financial impact and risk implications of sleep apnea in the workplace
  • Business case for investing in a sleep apnea program
  • Evidence-based best practices in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and compliance
  • Case studies in implementing sleep apnea programs in the workplace
  • Driving OSA programs success to achieve postive health and financial outcomes

Who should attend?

  • C suite level executives - CEO, CFO, COO
  • Executives with decision-making responsibility for health and wellness
  • Insurance benefit design planners
  • Benefit utilization company executives
  • Medical directors for health insurers
  • Disease management/care coordination program administrators
  • Medicare, Medicaid, Health Insurance Exchange administrators

    Attendee Benefits

  • Learn new cost-effective approaches to sleep apnea diagnosis, treatment and compliance
  • Receive a take-home resource toolkit with contact information, reports, articles and materials to help company management address sleep apnea in the workplace and to develop a results-focused program
  • Interact with experts to get your questions answered

2012 Conference

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