1595.1 – 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 therapy

Page last updated: 19 June 2023

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 therapy.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

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Associated Documentation

Application Form

Application Form (PDF 1266 KB)
Application Form (Word 418 KB)

Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 585 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 68 KB)

PASC Consultation
Consultation closed

MSAC Consultation
MSAC consultation closed Friday, 10 February 2023.

For further information please refer to PASC, ESC, MSAC Key Dates
For further information on the consultation process please refer to MSAC Consultation Process

PICO Confirmation

PICO Confirmation (PDF 1644 KB)
PICO Confirmation (Word 359 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 627 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 116 KB)

Meetings for this Application


12-13 August 2021


9-10 February 2023


30-31 March 2023