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worn_out_in_lebanon Offline

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Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F20 (newest Resmed ffm)
Humidifier: Included, ClimateLine tubing
CPAP Pressure: 13-15, EPR:0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I.T. Project Manager. Started CPAP therapy March 16, 2015. Untreated AHI 39.

Sex: Male
Location: TN

Post: #11
RE: Brand Newbie: Where to begin
My primary doc sent me home with a home sleep study kit made by Snap Diagnostics.

I had to call Snap to register when I got home with it. They wanted a credit card number for my portion, and said whatever the insurance paid or didn't pay, my max would be $250. My high deductible insurance didn't pay anything, and sure enough about a month later I got a charge for $250.

I wore it three nights, carried it back to the doctor, and got my results in about a week. AHI of 39. Diagnosis and RX.
The RX helps a lot with ordering equipment, even masks.
05-11-2015 08:29 PM
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Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: ResMed Airsense A10 for her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Nuance / Airfit P10
Humidifier: Airsense A10
CPAP Pressure: 9-16, average under 14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Seasons here: Wintah, Mud, Road Repair, Wintah

Sex: Female
Location: Road Repair Season, New England

Post: #12
RE: Brand Newbie: Where to begin
(05-11-2015 08:29 PM)worn_out_in_lebanon Wrote:  My primary doc sent me home with a home sleep study kit made by Snap Diagnostics.

I had to call Snap to register when I got home with it. They wanted a credit card number for my portion, and said whatever the insurance paid or didn't pay, my max would be $250. My high deductible insurance didn't pay anything, and sure enough about a month later I got a charge for $250.

Wow, that's amazing. I don't even want to look at it, but I think the sleep center charged Medicare+Medigap about $3000 per night for the sleep lab times 2 nights. Oh-jeez

Since I've already been on xPAP over 5 years, I'm sure a home study would have been just fine.

Wish I had found this forum sooner!
05-11-2015 08:56 PM
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Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Lake View, NY

Post: #13
RE: Brand Newbie: Where to begin
Welcome to the board! Please let us know how you make out with the home study.
05-12-2015 06:45 PM
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