1595 - Closed loop upper airway stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea, in patients who have failed or are intolerant to, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy

Page last updated: 15 February 2021

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

Implantation of an upper airway stimulator system. The system includes a respiratory sensing lead that senses breathing patterns. The respiratory sensing lead is linked to an implantable pulse generator that delivers mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve via a stimulation lead.

Description of Medical Condition

Obstructive sleep apnoea with an apnoea hypopnoea index greater than or equal to 15, in patients who have failed or are intolerant to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form

Application Form (PDF 1132 KB)
Application Form (Word 287 KB)

Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 487 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 70 KB)

PICO Confirmation

PICO Confirmation (PDF 1259 KB)
PICO Confirmation (Word 286 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 694 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 431 KB)

Meetings for this Application


5-6 December 2019


8-9 October 2020


26-27 November 2020