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

[Equipment] Should I expect a brand new device?
#11
(04-21-2015, 08:14 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote: How do you find machine hours? How do you know which is which?

Mosquitobait,
Machine/blower hours are found in the Clinicians Menu, and can never be erased.
User hours will be erased/reset before they give the machine to you.

Remember, your insurance is going to pay your provider the same whether used or new.

I personally would ask for a new machine, as you will be using it for at least 5 years.
I wouldn't mind having a "slightly used" machine to keep as a backup.
Post Reply Post Reply
#12
Insurance usually requires the machine be rented the first few months. You have no "right" to a new machine.
Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
Post Reply Post Reply
#13
(04-21-2015, 04:14 PM)QuickQuestion Wrote: Thank you for the quick answer, I kinda figured. I'm a pessimist and figured getting the model I want and not the one they have the highest margin on will be like pulling teeth. Then they will pull out the "ONE" that has been returned dozens of times. I would go some where else than the place I am going but insurance bs. Thanks again

Hi QuickQuestion,
If I were you, I would check with my Insurance to see how they handle this...
will they pay rental on the machine for you for several months before you own it?
I know that is how Medicare works, but I realize that everyone's insurance is different.
I would do my homework and get the machine you want. I don't believe you have to settle for used. Again check with your insurance coverage.

Post Reply Post Reply




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Placement of CPAP device TrailerSweetheart 21 730 03-06-2017, 12:53 AM
Last Post: Hydrangea
  [Equipment] New sleep apnea patient here using oral device for first time liz81 16 472 02-20-2017, 03:45 PM
Last Post: Hydrangea
  brand new to this, and a little nervous Leemax 4 214 02-15-2017, 11:00 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  How long can you expect your machine to last? ppca 8 369 02-13-2017, 02:06 PM
Last Post: ppca
  CPAP rental period is up...they say come in and get a brand new machine? JustMac 6 477 01-17-2017, 11:21 PM
Last Post: big_dave
  Two week wait for DME to dispense my CPAP device Dagmar 40 5,371 01-15-2017, 08:41 PM
Last Post: Mosquitobait
  Can't Find Device Number (DN) on Back of Machine gamegrrl 5 420 11-14-2016, 05:32 PM
Last Post: gamegrrl

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

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

For any more information, please use our contact form.