kathryn hansen
Kathryn Hansen, BS, CPC, CPMA, REEGT
How to Get Paid as a Sleep Navigator

Ms. Hansen is a recognized national presenter at professional conferences focused on the practice of sleep medicine, neurodiagnostic testing, and coding and billing compliance.  As a partner, she is a […]

Ms. Hansen is a recognized national presenter at professional conferences focused on the practice of sleep medicine, neurodiagnostic testing, and coding and billing compliance.  As a partner, she is a clinical author of online education with Sleep Education Partners, a company dedicated to meeting cost-effective electronic educational needs for professionals.  Kathryn Hansen is the owner of Integration Consultants, LLC, a Healthcare Consulting firm working with Hospitals and Medical Practices to grow revenue and maintain compliance with Federal and State regulatory standards. .  She works with professional organizations to advocate for legislative change impacting licensure and credentialing of healthcare providers.

She serves as the Executive Director of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, a professional healthcare organization, dedicated to advancing sleep psychology research, science, and innovative therapies for improving medical outcomes and clinical practice.

She is a partner of Sleep Education Partners, a company dedicated to meeting cost-effective electronic educational needs for Sleep Medicine providers, Dental Specialists, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapists.

Course Description:
Healthcare is changing and along with it is the evolving role of the sleep technologist. The transition to patient-centric care has required a constant pressure to improve outcomes in the sleep lab to reduce costs and increase effectiveness of the patient experience.  The future of the profession is in the role of as educators.  This will require additional medical and sleep-specific knowledge.  The Certification in Clinical Sleep Health is one way to address this transition.

The technologist with the CCSH credential fills a host of roles in the sleep medicine arena as sleep navigators in the hospital setting and assisting with patient care through patient education and therapy management.

This advanced level of practice requires payment for expertise and delivery of patient care.  This presentation will address the transition to the CCHS and provide suggestions to address the revenue source for services.

Learning Objectives:
Identify the scope of the CCHS
Address the outcome measure to integrate for measuring the effectiveness of the care model
Correlate the outcomes of care with payment options

Conflicts: None