The Sleep Diagnostic Center at Medical Center Clinic
is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
Sleep disorders centers
and laboratories for sleep-related breathing disorders
seek accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep
Medicine (AASM) to demonstrate that they meet the highest
standards of quality patient care.
AASM accreditation is the gold
standard by which the medical community and the public
can evaluate sleep medicine services. The Standards
for Accreditation ensure that sleep medicine providers
display and maintain proficiency in areas such as testing
procedures and policies, patient safety and follow-up,
and physician and staff training.
The AASM also encourages Medicare
and private health insurance providers to link the reimbursement
of sleep services to AASM accreditation. Recognizing
that accreditation leads to improvements in patient
care, many of these providers now cover sleep services
only if they are performed in an AASM-accredited facility.
This requirement promotes a consistent level of excellence
in the provision of sleep medicine services nationwide.
The first sleep disorders center
was accredited in 1977, and now more than 1,000 AASM-accredited
sleep disorders centers and laboratories for sleep-related
breathing disorders are providing trusted medical assistance
in communities across the country.
Established in 1975 as the
Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the American
Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional
society that is dedicated exclusively to the medical
subspecialty of Sleep Medicine. As the leading voice
in the field of sleep medicine, the AASM sets standards
and promotes excellence in health care, education and
The AASM membership consists of
more than 6,000 physicians, researchers and other health
care professionals. These members specialize in studying,
diagnosing and treating disorders of sleep and daytime
alertness such as insomnia, narcolepsy and obstructive
About BRPT (Our technician that
conducts the test)
The Board of Registered Polysomnographic
Technologists (BRPT) is an independent, non-profit certification
board that seeks to cultivate the highest professional
and ethical standards for polysomnographic technologists
by providing an internationally recognized credential.
Registered Polysomnographic Technologists
have the necessary clinical experience, hold CPR certification
or its equivalent and are governed by the BRPT Standards
of Conduct, a code providing guidelines for ethical
and professional behavior. Credentialed technologists
have demonstrated core knowledge, skills, abilities
and attributes by passing the RPSGT™ Exam.
The prevalence and multitude of
sleep disorders make it important for patients to seek
out sleep facilities that employ Registered Polysomnographic
Technologists. The RPSGT credential is a symbol of quality,
responsibility and credibility, indicating that the
credentialed technologist has a level of experience
and competence aligned with an international standard.