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#31
RE: First time here!
Yes. EPR full-time, setting 3. It seems to work for most people and if upper airway restrictions/flow limitation is present, it treats it. Sometimes people start without EPR, but I really don't see the point.
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#32
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Perfect. I'll adjust to the above settings hopefully receiveling my machine today or latest Monday and then report back with any questions.

Can't wait to finally feel awake! 

Thank you
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#33
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I have been notified that I've received my unit waiting at home.

Can't wait to use it tonight, hopefully the masks fit!
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#34
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Jnathanc wrote "He did ask me if I had private health insurance I believe just so it covers that visit as here, you need hospital cover to be eligible for any monetary coverage of CPAP machines."

This is incorrect you can take out extras cover without hospital cover. The extras cover provides $400 - $500 towards the cost of the machine. There are 2 provisos to this, you had have a sleep report from a sleep specialist/ pulmonologist  NOT a GP and you must have served any cooling off period 12 - 24 months, depending on the fund.
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#35
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My results from the first night.

I wonder how I can fix the leak. They advised me to try the N30i mask, but whenever I did the mask fit test it would leak because of pressure, so I used the P30i which was a lot better but still leaked

https://sleephq.com/public/5861ad72-65b8...5beb3a1b11

I do currently have extras. As far as I've checked so far, you need hospital cover to be able to have assistance with purchasing the machines, otherwise they won't cover it.. 
The extras wasnt even needed in the case of the consultation in February, that's a Medicare rebate thing.
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#36
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So what are the chances that Sleep HQ would use exactly the same statistics we have adopted through much discussion in Oscar and present the graphs in an identical UI? 

https://sleephq.com/public/5861ad72-65b8...5beb3a1b11

My reply to a request to review a Sleep HQ graph: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...#pid461215
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#37
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Jnathanc, would you please post this as an Oscar Daily Detail chart so I can see the relevant respiratory and settings information? I know SleepHQ is a thing with Nick, but my preference is the more complete info on Oscar with Events, Flow Rate, Pressure or Mask Pressure, Flow Limitations, Leaks, etc.

From your chart, the EPR is OFF, and that is not the condition I suggested. From what I see on your SleepHQ graph, turn EPR on Full-time at 3 and increase minimum pressure to 9.0.
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#38
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No amount of cover or extras will cover a private consult with a doctor/specialist.
I am with BUPA and have general extras and am eligible for 60% or a maximum of $500, on a CPAP machine. Can be claimed every 2 years. 
MUST have a sleep study that recommends CPAP from a sleep specialist or pulmonologist NOT a GP. Sleep study is good for 10 years.
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#39
RE: First time here!
Mike54, what is "cover or extras"? What is BUPA? You seem to have a good grasp of getting CPAP coverage in AU, but I'm not familiar with the terminology.
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#40
RE: First time here!
I am with Medibank and they seem to want to shy away from what you have said. I will check with them again soon

Hi Sleeprider, 

Please see my daily chart in Oscar.

As you have suggested, I will increase my minimum and turn on EPR tonight

Thank you


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