(09-25-2012, 04:48 PM)Postysam Wrote: Is there an approximate length of time a cpap machine lasts? As long as it is working should I not worry about it. All buttons seem to function and it doesn't appear to have any leaks. Humidifier works fine when I use it. I had this same (first one) since about Aug 2009
I purchased a ResMed S9 AutoSet in January 2012.
But, my previous Respironics CPAP (which I still use to travel and as a back-up) will be 9 years old in December 2012. It still works perfectly.
Although my BCBS PPO insurance plan requires that a machine not be functioning anymore before they will replace it (even if it is 5 or more years old), I was able to obtain the S9 based on a prescription that noted the technological advances since my previous purchase 8 years previous. My Sleep Doctor and my DME Provider both said that was an acceptable reason to replace any machine that was at least 5 years old. Mine was 8 years old at the time of replacement.