Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

[Diagnosis] Results are in!
#1
Results are in!
My Titration test results finally came back and i got a call saying my prescription is being sent in.  They had hinted that I might need a bilevel machine...well, that is a no go....said I need 14cm of pressure and that a regular machine will provide that....and I shouldn't be too uncomfortable with it....I asked them "by Regular, do you mean an auto?"...they said yes....i clarified that i wanted an auto and not a brick cpap.  Then they dropped a bombshell on me...said they were sending my prescription to my insurance providers DME....Apria  Sad  I was like...ah crap...ive never once read anything positive about Apria...I called up Cigna/Carecentrix and asked if I had any other choices and thankfully I do.  So we will see....my guess...another damn week I suppose....that seems to be the norm.
A man who may be asked in this century, what he did to make his life worthwhile, can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served in the United States Navy" ~ Pres. John F. Kennedy
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: Results are in!
Ask for a written prescription. This will allow you to make purchases outside of insurance, if you desire.
Crimson Nape
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com
___________________________________
Useful Links -or- When All Else Fails:
The Guide to Understanding OSCAR
OSCAR Chart Organization
Attaching Images and Files on Apnea Board
Apnea Helpful Tips

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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: Results are in!
i've already asked for copies of results and prescriptions  Thanks
A man who may be asked in this century, what he did to make his life worthwhile, can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served in the United States Navy" ~ Pres. John F. Kennedy
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: Results are in!
If you can persuade them that a Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset is your preference, or even get that in the script, then keep in mind that machine provides a true 3 cm pressure relief /pressure support that acts identical to bilevel, but limited to 3-cm. You will do better with the Resmed Autoset than almost any other auto CPAP alternative. Try to insist on it.
Sleeprider
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com

____________________________________________
Download OSCAR Software
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing Therapy
Organize your OSCAR Charts
Attaching Files
Mask Primer
How To Deal With Equipment Supplier


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.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#5
RE: Results are in!
I hope you get the Auto or at least the Elite... Best of luck man!
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
RE: Results are in!
Not intending to dissuade you from the good advice, and wise, to get the correct and best machine, including the Autoset.  If you need the capability it offers, by all means.  However, if you don't need more than straight CPAP, as happens to be the case for me, then consider saving a few dollars with the AS10 Elite, the 'poorer' cousin.  It's still fully data-capable with SD card, and has ramp air for starting out each night.  But do not get the Elite unless CPAP is all you need.
Post Reply Post Reply
#7
RE: Results are in!
(04-25-2018, 04:11 PM)mesenteria Wrote: Not intending to dissuade you from the good advice, and wise, to get the correct and best machine, including the Autoset.  If you need the capability it offers, by all means.  However, if you don't need more than straight CPAP, as happens to be the case for me, then consider saving a few dollars with the AS10 Elite, the 'poorer' cousin.  It's still fully data-capable with SD card, and has ramp air for starting out each night.  But do not get the Elite unless CPAP is all you need.

Here in the States the DME's will charge the same for either. So for the same price your better off getting the Autoset.
Download SleepyHead
Organize your Sleepyhead Charts
Posting Charts
Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
Mask Primer
5
Advisory Members serve as an "Advisory Committee" to help shape Apnea Board's rules & policies.

Membership in the Advisory Members group does not imply medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment.



Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#8
RE: Results are in!
Oh I will fight them for the Autoset if they offer a Resmed. My luck I'll get a Phillips Dreamstation, which I know nothing about ....lol
A man who may be asked in this century, what he did to make his life worthwhile, can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served in the United States Navy" ~ Pres. John F. Kennedy
Post Reply Post Reply
#9
RE: Results are in!
I tried 2 different Dreamstations out and both had issues and had to be replaced ... after that I stuck with ResMed I love their machines ...
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Sleep Test Results - APAP starting settings? Quarky68 2 115 05-20-2022, 11:52 AM
Last Post: Quarky68
  Very Strange OSCAR Results upsman 2 205 05-11-2022, 05:08 PM
Last Post: upsman
  First night with CPAP Oscar results linky 15 555 04-30-2022, 10:32 AM
Last Post: OpalRose
  New here. First month. OSCAR results. How can I optimize my AHI? fumugu1234 5 261 04-28-2022, 09:11 PM
Last Post: ICEMAN
  Titration results - Should I be mad? ShallowBreather 13 763 04-25-2022, 10:03 AM
Last Post: Crimson Nape
  [CPAP] My first 2 weeks sleep results. Please Jacob130 7 290 04-05-2022, 11:24 AM
Last Post: Jacob130
  New to CPAP with mixed results and need help torrej12 9 378 03-21-2022, 07:55 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.