apZme Announces the Strategic Acquisition of Sleep Impressions, Transforming Dental Sleep Medicine Billing and Patient Care

[Hollywood, FL, 12/7/2023] – apZme, a leading sleep apnea and dental sleep medicine DSO / MSO, is excited to announce the latest addition to its family of companies, Sleep Impressions. This strategic partnership is set to revolutionize the landscape of dental sleep medicine by addressing a long-standing challenge in the industry – medical billing.

“We are excited to welcome Sleep Impressions to the apZme family,” said Rochelle Latkanich, apZme COO. “This partnership not only strengthens our market position but also expands our commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare services.”

Sleep Impressions simplifies the workload for dental sleep providers allowing them to focus on delivering top quality care by using proven processes, custom technology, and an experienced, outside team. In addition to insurance contract management and process improvement, Sleep Impressions handles essential tasks for each patient starting with an integration to a sleep testing provider to obtain the needed physician telehealth visit, formal diagnosis, and appliance prescription. Then checking benefits, explaining oral appliance coverage, and billing claims are performed centrally to eliminate the burden from the local offices.

Mara Retzlaff, CEO of Sleep Impressions expressed “We are excited that our years of experience with oral appliance billing – clinical guidelines, proper documentation, and contracting – will allow trained dental providers across the country to offer this alternative therapy for sleep apnea. They can focus on clinical treatment and be compensated appropriately!”

Dr. Kent Smith, D-ABDSM, ASBA, an apZme practice owner, says “We are thrilled to partner with Sleep Impressions to streamline the billing process for apZme dentists, ensuring they receive timely payments and can focus on providing exceptional patient care.”

Dental providers will now be able to provide dental sleep medicine services within a full medical model, offering a solution that many referring physicians have been seeking. For these physicians, the top concern is not the credentials of the dentist, or the type of appliance being used but rather, “are they in network?” apZme is proud to offer this solution to clients nationwide.

“Billing in-network has made our lives so much easier. Less hassle, less time, and lower costs. Most importantly my referring physicians don’t have to worry about whether I accept their patient’s insurance or not, so it has increased referrals!”, says Jeff Rodgers, DMD, D-ABDSM, an apZme practice owner.

apZme and Sleep Impressions will leverage the collective expertise of our teams to drive innovation and deliver exceptional value to our customers. “With the right management team and partners, the sky’s the limit,” says Rani Ben- David, apZme Chairman and Founder.

About apZme

apZme is a DSO/MSO for practices that focus on Sleep Apnea & Dental Sleep Medicine. APZME has over 200 years of Sleep Medicine expertise through leadership, proprietary policies, procedures, and technology to ensure member practice success. apZme is rapidly growing through M & A and denovo

center growth. We also have the solution for dental DSO’s that are looking to add dental sleep medicine to existing practices. Visit our website at www.APZME.com

About Sleep Impressions

Sleep Impressions is a network of dentists trained in dental sleep medicine that bill medical insurance for oral appliance therapy through the group’s in-network insurance contracts. Sleep Impressions’ processes and technology for documentation, clinical services, and billing brings a streamlined program to busy dentists. Affiliates, or contractors, of Sleep Impressions bill in-network which reduces the cost to the patient allowing significantly more patients to be treated and with shorter time to payment for providers.

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Chelimar Miranda

Director of Marketing Cmiranda@sleepgroupsolutions.com