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AirFit P-10 headgear issues
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Medicare coverage clarification:

When you get a new mask from the DME company the headgear is billed out separately than the mask. The package contains a "complete" mask setup. Broken down by codes (A7034-frame, A7035-headgear, A7033-pillow/cushion). Technically you can't get a "complete" new mask every 3 months due to the headgear only being able to be billed every 6 months.

If your DME company does do this, then if they were ever to be audited by Medicare they would be fined and have to reimburse Medicare for all the supplies that didn't meet the timeline. They probably just write off the headgear and don't bill that to Medicare.

As stated previous. mask now comes with little clips that supposedly help. Washing is also recommended. Cutting and resewing sounds like a good option...

good luck.
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(06-06-2017, 09:22 PM)duffer54 Wrote: Yes, the headgear is lousy, there are clips that came with a new order recently, they came right off! I am thinking about cutting the straps and overlapping then sowing them back together.

I posted this awhile back. I hope it may help now.

[Image: P10%20Headstrap%20Mod.png]
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The headgear is available separately from a number (most?) suppliers on the list for around $25usd.
My insurance/DME are such a pain to deal with that I end up buying much of my equipment myself.

What I need to do is once I get settled on a FFM that works, get my provider to approve that for the quarterly replacement, cheaper for me to buy P10 pillows than an F20 or Amara View!
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My mother uses F10 FFM and used to have issue with needing headgear before 6 months.  She was able to get rest of mask assy every 3 months though and headgear separately every 6 with Medicare. 
Policy is now changed and headgear comes with FFM assy every 3 months now for the last 9 months or so. Maybe has to do with how ResMed is packaging parts/assigning part numbers. 
Either way, never had issue with headgear 6 months and mask assy every 3 months for FFM. 
I'd keep asking for explanation.  Medicare allows you to get it.
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My supplier threw in some small clips in case I needed them.  The theory is over time this minimal headstrap will stretch and therefore loosen.  To use the clips you pinch part of the strap that would be at the very back your head about 1/4 inch and place the clip over the joined section.  It holds.  If no clips then I'd recommend sewing.  Eventually I hope they offer a more substantial headstrap since for me the headstrap has never been the issue.
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