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Hotchta Offline

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Machine: Respironics sleep easy
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Location: United States

Post: #1
Cpap machines
Is there anywhere you can buy a cpap machine without a prescription? My cpap machine died and I have an extremely high deductable this year so if I go to the sleep dr right now everything will be out of pocket. So I just want to replace the machine.
07-06-2016 12:19 AM
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holden4th Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMStar 60 Series Auto with Bluetooth
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Dreamwear
Humidifier: Remstar Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 11- 15 APAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Gold Coast Australia

Post: #2
RE: Cpap machines
I'm assuming that you had a prescription for your original machine - it will be OK to use that.
07-06-2016 04:37 AM
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Rcgop Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 autoset
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Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: installed
CPAP Pressure: 6.0 - 10.0 / EPR 2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Orlando Fl

Post: #3
RE: Cpap machines
Go through the prescription proces. Sure, you will pay most or all of it, but you will use up some of your deductible and get the insurance negotiated price.

HuhDont-knowI am an accountant so any advice given here is not medical. If I give any financial advice, you can take it to the bank. However, you will have a hard time cashing it in. Okay
07-06-2016 06:06 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Cpap machines
Hi Hotchta,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You should be able to use your original prescription, hopefully, you have that.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and good luck to you with getting a new machine and with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
07-06-2016 02:47 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Post: #5
RE: Cpap machines
Apneaboard cannot condone, facilitate, nor recommend the purchase of any item requiring a prescription in the United States where Apneaboard's servers are located without a prescription.

Supplier #2 will accept your old prescription to buy a machine. Try to find your Rx.
If you cannot then there are online sources that will supply a home test and write a prescription by a Medical Doctor.
Check with the listed supplier's at the top of the page.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
07-06-2016 02:57 PM
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chill Online

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Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #6
RE: Cpap machines
Do you need a prescription from a sleep doctor? I got mine from my GP and my ENT based on symptoms. I have not tried using them with a US supplier, but my Canadian one accepted them without question. As long as a licensed doctor has approved it, I would expect it to be OK with the supplier.
07-06-2016 03:35 PM
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justMongo Offline

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CPAP Software: Other Software

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Location: Калифорния

Post: #7
RE: Cpap machines
Any licensed Doctor may write an Rx for a CPAP.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
07-06-2016 03:45 PM
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KSMatthew Offline

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Machine: PR DreamStation Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Kansas, United States

Post: #8
RE: Cpap machines
Simple thing to call your doc and get a fresh copy. The mail order places, some of them, might even ship your machine to you as long as you promise to email a copy "real soon".
07-06-2016 04:25 PM
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srlevine1 Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense Autoset (S10)
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Activa LT
Humidifier: Internal to S10
CPAP Pressure: 12-15.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Westlake Village, California USA

Post: #9
RE: Cpap machines
(07-06-2016 12:19 AM)Hotchta Wrote:  Is there anywhere you can buy a cpap machine without a prescription? My cpap machine died and I have an extremely high deductable this year so if I go to the sleep dr right now everything will be out of pocket. So I just want to replace the machine.

I had an issue with my ResMed S8 Elite and it was long out of warranty. I took it to the original DME who provided the CPAP and asked about repairs.

They claimed it was beyond repair and offered to replace it as a "private bill" at a competitive price. No mention of needing an Rx as they had the original paperwork somewhere.

[P.S. it could have been repaired, but they are in the business of selling machines not repairing them.]

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
(This post was last modified: 07-06-2016 04:58 PM by srlevine1.)
07-06-2016 04:56 PM
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