Question

How is a Snore Guard® reported?

A: D5999, unspecified maxillofacial prosthesis, reports a Snore Guard® appliance. This is typically not a covered procedure. If the patient undergoes a sleep study, then a sleep apnea appliance may be considered for reimbursement by medical insurance.

It is advisable to contact your State Dental Board regarding scope of practice when providing an appliance to treat snoring. Most states require that a sleep appliance, regardless of the diagnosis (i.e., snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, etc.) be ordered by an MD.