Big Dog, I was told by my that I had 30 days to make changes on the equipment. Where you need to start is by asking your sleep doctor to write another RX, specifying the equipment you want. They may not be overjoyed at your request, but be polite and patient and hopefully you will get a new RX.
The DME can only give you what is specified on the RX. The doctor or DME may say something about how much medicare or insurance will pay, but tell them you want to do it anyway. Just be persistant. My understanding is that medicare/insurance pays for whatever the doctor prescribes. Sad thing is that there is only about $100 difference in the cost between a "brick" and a good machine. Good luck!!!
03-30-2014, 11:52 AM
(This post was last modified: 03-30-2014, 11:53 AM by big1dog.)
Thanks for the replays. I can't tell you how rippered off by the DME company I feel. I have had a complete lack of commutation from my Doctor also. Sleep Study and 10 days late I'm getting a call to deliver the machine. No choice no discussion nada. I hate to beat this drum but, as a senior I feel complete taken advantage of. There ought to be a law or two.
Wondering where to start? My Doctor, my Insurance Company, DME company or Medicare.
That being said, some suggestions as to what a "good machine" would be.
Second night went ok, still too much max pressure. Nostrils a bit sore.