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DME trying to give me a 3B Luna. Advice needed ASAP!
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Post: #11
RE: DME trying to give me a 3B Luna. Advice needed ASAP!
So basically I have had this prescription for a week and now I have to start all over with a different DME. I'm sorry but that's Stupid. How do I find the DME that will give me what I want?
11-23-2015 03:17 PM
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Post: #12
RE: DME trying to give me a 3B Luna. Advice needed ASAP!
(11-23-2015 03:17 PM)SpeedyD Wrote:  So basically I have had this prescription for a week and now I have to start all over with a different DME. I'm sorry but that's Stupid. How do I find the DME that will give me what I want?


Call your insurance first to see who they contract with, then start calling the DME's and ask them. Be sure to look at the list in the link in my prior post. You need to arm yourself with information before you talk to DME.

I hope your perscription states "fully data capable auto Cpap" with mask of choice.

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11-23-2015 03:22 PM
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Post: #13
RE: DME trying to give me a 3B Luna. Advice needed ASAP!
SpeedyD I feel for you! Stand your ground and don't accept any inferior brands.

Keep us posted!!

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11-23-2015 03:50 PM
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Terry Offline

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Post: #14
RE: DME trying to give me a 3B Luna. Advice needed ASAP!
(11-23-2015 03:17 PM)justMongo Wrote:  I believe JediMark is working on the DreamStation now.

Cool!

Last I heard, he wasn't feeling great, so I didn't know if there was any new development right now.
11-23-2015 04:17 PM
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RE: DME trying to give me a 3B Luna. Advice needed ASAP!
(11-23-2015 04:17 PM)Terry Wrote:  
(11-23-2015 03:17 PM)justMongo Wrote:  I believe JediMark is working on the DreamStation now.

Cool!

Last I heard, he wasn't feeling great, so I didn't know if there was any new development right now.

IIRC, there was a request by our admin for the data on a dreamstation card for Jedi Mark. I could not confirm this.

I too heard that JediMark was not well; but still coding.

check this post by member zonk:
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...#pid136763

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.
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11-23-2015 04:21 PM
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SpeedyD Offline

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RE: DME trying to give me a 3B Luna. Advice needed ASAP!
I found a place that will supply the Resmed machine. It's a little far from my home but the tech lives near me so we may be able to work something out. Thanks for making me persist. I'm so tired I'd just like to sleep and not deal with this. With the shipping and holiday it's looking like Monday.
11-23-2015 04:26 PM
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Terry Offline

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RE: DME trying to give me a 3B Luna. Advice needed ASAP!
(11-23-2015 04:26 PM)SpeedyD Wrote:  I found a place that will supply the Resmed machine. It's a little far from my home but the tech lives near me so we may be able to work something out. Thanks for making me persist. I'm so tired I'd just like to sleep and not deal with this. With the shipping and holiday it's looking like Monday.

Cool!

"Far away" is pretty much irrelevant since you only need to go there once.

Once you get your machine, all you'll need is an occasional mask and some filters, which are all easy to ship.
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Post: #18
RE: DME trying to give me a 3B Luna. Advice needed ASAP!
3B Medical makes RESmart branded machines in China. They are cheap, and definitely a second tier of quality compared to Philips and Resmed. The Luna is a single pressure CPAP, and RESmart products use a proprietary efficacy reporting. It will give you some information but will never be compatible with Sleepyhead. Do NOT get this machine!

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11-23-2015 05:26 PM
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Post: #19
RE: DME trying to give me a 3B Luna. Advice needed ASAP!
I'm not sure that there's anything "wrong" with the 3B Luna, just that we don't know how to get the same level of data out of it that we get with the Philips Respironics PRS1, or ResMed S9 and A10 machines.

The DreamStation will probably be pretty good once a compatible version of SleepyHead is made available. Unfortunatately, I don't know when Jedimark will get around to doing that.

We don't even have access to a compatible version of Encore Basic for the Dreamstation yet. I presume one does exist, but we don't have access. SleepyHead is MUCH better than Encore in several ways.

TL:DR - I'd try pretty hard to get either the ResMed A10, or the older S9 or Philips Respironics PRS1 models.

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11-23-2015 05:50 PM
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Post: #20
RE: DME trying to give me a 3B Luna. Advice needed ASAP!
Dont accept any machine you dont want.
Personally id go with PR560 with heated hose or Dreamstation.
11-23-2015 08:05 PM
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