The Innovation Care Delivery and Management Program for Patients with OSA (ICDMPPO) is a pilot program designed to revolutionize the testing algorithm for obstructive sleep apnea as well as care delivery for patients with sleep apnea. The program serves as a foundation for the future of clinical care for sleep apnea.

This new paradigm for care of patients with sleep apnea is one of several proactive forward-thinking AASM initiatives devised by the AASM Board of Directors in anticipation of upcoming changes to clinical care in the United States. Over the last several years, health care has transformed as the model has shifted to a patient-centered approach where provider reimbursement is tied to quality metrics. In addition, the Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act will force more changes which are mandated for implementation in the coming year. These changes will have a significant impact on the clinical practice of sleep medicine.

The ICDMPPO pilot program marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for sleep medicine. AASM-Accredited Member Centers can play an integral role in the field by demonstrating the clinical efficacy and cost-benefit value of new diagnostic and care delivery models. Participating centers will also demonstrate long-term management through collaboration and outcome data. Contact the AASM at innovationprogram@aasmnet.org to apply to participate in the ICMDPPO program.