We dropped off my script at the DME later in the day on Tuesday and I waited. Yesterday I called and gave them my request for a specific machine. (Resmed airsense 10 autoset for her) they didn't know anything about their ability to provide that specific machine. I told them they can order it from the Internet and I'll wait until they get it. I've been prescribed this for life and I'm going to be provided the machine I want. she said she would make a note in my chart.
She then told me that I would owe $24.95 for the first 2 months and $120.00 for the next 3 that "my insurance company was REQUIRING me to rent the machine for 5 months. I hung up and called the insurance company back. The insurance company said they would provide for the rental until the purchase price is met OR straight out purchase. I told her great and hung up. I called back the DME and informed them that INDEED my insurance company did not require a rental and they said the DME should just get the machine I want and submit a claim. So if it all works out I should not have to pay over $400 for the apap. Just the 15% which is what my benefit provides. I'm prepared to put my foot down more if I have to. After all, these people work for me...not the other way around. By the way, I was super nice the whole time.
Hopefully the autoset will take care of my open airway events 12% and I don't have to do this over for an ASV!