Sorry for the rant but maybe some can help me figure a way out of this financial mess.
Using Dreamstation Auto 8-15cm pressure with humidifier and P10 nasal pillows. 100% compliant since starting 5/2/16. So all is good with usage (AHI typically <2).
Found out that my "compliance/rental period is now 13 months but was told 3 and then request purchase from UnitedHealth. Using a local DME I now find out that it's going to be paying about $1800 (me and insurance) for just the blower unit. Since I started in May I will be dealing with 2 calendar years of deductibles. This year is obviously met and now supplies/rental is 15% but come January rental will be $140/month until deductible is met (should be April if no other medical costs).
So, if my math is correct, I pay $189 in rental costs this year, and $642 next year if my employer doesn't change the plans. This is on top of the $452 initial purchase of the humidifier unit and 1st mask and hoses.
The new mask I just ordered came open with 2 of the pillows removed (sm and lg, I use med).
Is this common to get so grossly over charged like this? How do you all deal with this as well as the open packaging? I have ordered pillows in the past and they usually come in a ziplock baggie, didn't think about it until I received this mask and was missing parts. I have also received pillows in original packaging.
Anyone have experience with returning the machine and rebutting off the supplier listing? #1 is 639 with humidifier and heated hose and the great big internet store they are $470.
Thanks for letting me rant on this I spent over 2 hours on the phone with the DME and Insurance to try to work on this.