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[CPAP] Running through hoops - Just venting
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(05-05-2014, 10:13 PM)dad2crazykids Wrote: Only weird thing is now I have a cell modem attached to the unit to report my data to the DME so they can verify my usage to the insurance provider (did not have to do that 5 years ago) at least it is only necessary for the first 90 days then I can send the cell component back to the DME. Anyways I am just glad to have the machine.

That's probably just a quirk of the insurance company's current policy.

I'm glad you got the S9 Autoset, it's a great machine.

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(05-05-2014, 10:13 PM)dad2crazykids Wrote: Thanks for the advice everyone I appreciate it. I had my appointment to get my equipment today and got a resmed s9 autoset. After reading your replies yesterday I was concerned I was getting something else as I told the practioner that I was not certain if I would like auto pressure as she kept insisting most patients complained that they felt like they were suffocating using it. She told me I had to choose fixed or variable as a variable could not act as a fixed pressure machine. I chose fixed as that is what I am used to and did not want the problem of having to exchange a variable machine later if the practioner was right. Well the nice lady at the DME pulled out an autoset s9 when I arrived and told me off the bat that it is a variable machine but she set it to act as a fixed one for me. You think they would train the staff at the doctors office better on the machines capabilities. Anyways I have the machine with a heated tube and the resmed air fit nasal pillows instead of the swift nasal mask I've used. (Both seem to be nice upgrades from what I have used and the machine is so different from my s8 much quieter). I see how the unit works tonight. Only weird thing is now I have a cell modem attached to the unit to report my data to the DME so they can verify my usage to the insurance provider (did not have to do that 5 years ago) at least it is only necessary for the first 90 days then I can send the cell component back to the DME. Anyways I am just glad to have the machine.
Hi dad2crazykids,
CONGRATULATIONS! on the new S9 AutoSet and mask upgrade.!
Best of luck and let us know how you do with the new machine.
trish6hundred
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