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[CPAP] I want to buy a bi-level or AVS machine and am in need of advice.
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RE: I want to buy a bi-level or AVS machine and am in need of advice.
I'll make a minor correction to the above, it does not change the intent.

"The only way you qualify for a Vauto/bilevel on medicare/insurance is if you first fail CPAP/APAP"
to
The "typical" way you qualify for a Vauto/bilevel on medicare/insurance is if you first fail CPAP/APAP

since it depends on the doctor and the medical condition being treated. It is certainly the common way.
Absolutes, "only", are rarely correct.
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RE: I want to buy a bi-level or AVS machine and am in need of advice.
Sure it can happen but doctor needs to convince medicare/insurance, they need to say you are not suited for CPAP/APAP which most doctors usually won't do without first failing it and some of the medicare/insurance clauses require it to have been tried. If the OP had obvious central apnea and an ASV was indicated things might be a bit different but with only moderate level hypopneas, no apnea and minimal oxygen desaturation you would have to have a very rare doctor for him to go to bat against medicare/insurance and sign off on bilevel instead of CPAP/APAP. Feel free to ask, just don't be surprised if doctor rejects it, lots if not most doctors believe bilevel is only required for severe cases.
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