(04-24-2015, 01:14 PM)trailrider Wrote: Interesting story Mark! But I thought the Resmeds need 24V...(I could be wrong, too lazy to go look). Well at least you will have a machine to get started and to get fitted for a comfortable mask.
Now the hard part comes in getting used to it. Best of luck for the next three weeks with that!
Yes I was talking about the 12x24vdc upverter . I'm disappointed she had no clue.
No I won't as reported docs favorite DME is not in network. Hmmmm I wonder if he owns it?
After pet DME quotes me a ridiculous price will take quotation from 1800 and offer chance to recalc her bid
If no go will buy elsewhere. I Do appreciate they both have made extra effort to help me so am trying to work with them. I do not know if you read elsewhere where our GP was ME before becoming MD and I know if I take notebook with SleepyHead installed it will get him wound up and he and I will just bypass all this other crapia.... At this moment I am just waiting on next paycheck to go get my machine.
I will continue the ins merrygoround just because now I'm curious how outlandish it will become and as info to those who will stagger in here half awake.
Do I care they are going to "win" by outlasting me? H no I just wanna feel better! Auto CPAP costs a lot? Eh I have more than that in the flat-screen and the DVR I built to go with it. Priorities and all that.
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)
A couple points of order. First the uvula may be inflamed from the apnea and snoring and could reduce in time with therapy.
A Respironics machine is MUCH easier and less expensive to run from DC 12-volt power. Other aspects are essentially equal although the PRS1 auto will also track RERA which only the Airsense 10 Autoset For Her will do in the Resmed line.
Nice to see you stepping up to take control, but with the prescription in hand, you can go anywhere. The DME will not compete with the online providers, even though their price is the same. They are there to sell you continuing RT services, not just the machine.
Have you talked with your insurance company to see what DME's are IN Network with your insurance company? I refused to use Apria and went out of network for my machine and supplies.
I don't know if you have a deductible or not (most insurance companies don't have deductibles for Durable Medical Equipment but may have deductibles for other medical procedures, etc.).
when I went out of network, even at 30% of the allowed amount for a VPAP auto, I was paying less than $20 per month for 13 months which was less than $300 total, not the RETAIL amount that the DME will quote to someone without insurance or that wants to pay for it outright, it was less expensive than buying it outright. I don't have a DME deductible though. I was fortunate to get my machine when I did because my insurance has raised the out of network to 40% now.
SO call your insurance company or look online under your specific plan and find an in network DME and verify with your insurance company whether you have a deductible or not for DME.