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jumpinminnow Offline

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Posts: 18
Joined: May 2015

Machine: PR DS560
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: PR Amara View
Humidifier: PR System one
CPAP Pressure: 17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Houston

Post: #11
RE: And so it begins...
Ok I got the insurance information and they require 3 months of rental before purchase plus about another $465 towards my deductable. Then they will pay on an 80/20 split. So it looks like a straight online purchase is out of the running due to the rental requirement.
05-04-2015 02:27 PM
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Mark Douglas Offline

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Posts: 513
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Sys 1 (60) RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-Flex 760P Auto Bi-Level (Variabl
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: PR Wisp
Humidifier: PR Sys One heated
CPAP Pressure: RiseTime 3 Fxd E-9.0 / I-11.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Sex: Male
Location: SW Ohio

Post: #12
RE: And so it begins...
Consider going to Supplier #10 and look at the blog for a cost comparison.
In my case they would pay 85%.
85% 0f what asks I?
never did get an answer.

You might also want to search your equipment+reviews?

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
05-04-2015 02:50 PM
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archangle Offline
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Posts: 3,159
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #13
RE: And so it begins...
Welcome.

Check the Useful Links in my signature line at the bottom of this post for hints on not getting screwed with the right machine and how to make it work.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
05-05-2015 01:09 AM
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Mark Douglas Offline

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Posts: 513
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Sys 1 (60) RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-Flex 760P Auto Bi-Level (Variabl
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: PR Wisp
Humidifier: PR Sys One heated
CPAP Pressure: RiseTime 3 Fxd E-9.0 / I-11.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Sex: Male
Location: SW Ohio

Post: #14
RE: And so it begins...
(05-04-2015 02:50 PM)Mark Douglas Wrote:  Consider going to Supplier #10 and look at the blog for a cost comparison.
In my case they would pay 85%.
85% 0f what asks I?
never did get an answer.

You might also want to search your equipment+reviews?

Correction.
Equipment provider.
DME

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
05-05-2015 09:01 AM
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macbob Offline

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Posts: 25
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: AirSenseâ„¢ 10 AutoSet For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Nuance Pro Nasal Pillow Mask with Gel Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: HumidAirâ„¢ Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 7-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Hampton Roads, VA

Post: #15
RE: And so it begins...
I just got a machine in Apr. What I found helpful was doing a search of the forum for the word 'prescription'. There's a lot of good advice here on how to have the prescription written to get the type of machine that you want.

It requires your Doctor (either sleep Dr or Primary Care Physician) to be willing to write the prescription the way you would like, but if the sleep Dr won't you might try your regular physician.
(This post was last modified: 05-05-2015 04:14 PM by macbob.)
05-05-2015 04:14 PM
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