I think you'd need to check with them.
Please organize your SleeyHead screenshots like this.
I'm an epidemiologist, not a medical provider.
This is about a Respironix M seriese cpap. I no longer use it
but would like to fix the power switch which sometimes is hard
to turn on or off. How in the world do you open that case ?
Oh when I flipped it on it's back I saw 6 screws but taking them
off just exposes some power board and the back of the humidifier.
As I said I don't need it but would like it fixed but don't see how to
get to that switch which I bet just needs cleaning.
02-03-2017, 10:16 PM
(This post was last modified: 02-03-2017, 10:18 PM by Mosquitobait.)
If the machine was purchased by Medicare, yes, they will fix it without further documentation because medical need was already established. To get it repaired already owning it, you would have to go through much of the same process you need to get a new machine. You are entitled to a new machine once you are on Medicare, apparently, whether yours is 5 years old or not (yeah, surprised me). Knowing the odd way Medicare applies its rules, if you have your device fixed at this time, that may prevent you from getting a new machine for another 5 years. So, I'd talk to an approved DME as to how rules apply for a fix. Doesn't matter if it is a different DME so long as it is one approved for your area (keep in mind that you may be in a competitive bid area which severely restricts your choices). You may be better off sending the machine to one of the repair suppliers at the link above and getting it fixed yourself for a backup while applying to get a new machine.
Note: Medicare will accept a sleep study that is not more than 10 years old. So, you don't necessarily need a new one to get a new machine.