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HSA to cover Cpap purchase in Canada
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HSA to cover Cpap purchase in Canada
I was about to buy a CPAP- Airsense Autoset 10.  I found a place in Canada that has a decent price and they do not require a prescription ( even though I have one).  However,  I was wondering if I purchase it Canada whether I can still get reimbursed from my HSA account.  I tried to use the HSA debit card and was having a problem and this made me wonder it there might be a problem with getting it form Canada without a prescription. Would this be an issue?
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RE: HSA to cover Cpap purchase in Canada
Not sure why it would be a problem. Worst case, IRS audits you and wants to see the receipt to verify it's a covered expense...and CPAPs are. But I'm not a tax lawyer.
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RE: HSA to cover Cpap purchase in Canada
It is my understanding that all Canadian CPAP retailers/etailers require a prescription for a CPAP or APAP machine only. No prescription required for other stuff like masks, etc

Can you PM your source? I don't have a prescription yet....my sleep clinic/DME wouldn't give me one. Not sure to buy new or a used one like the DS550 as my backup/travel. Thanks.

Dave
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RE: HSA to cover Cpap purchase in Canada
That is my understanding as well. I had to produce a prescription for my machine I bought online from a Canadian supplier.
Is the supplier recommended by someone?
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RE: HSA to cover Cpap purchase in Canada
(05-02-2018, 09:33 PM)Mogy Wrote: That is my understanding as well. I had to produce a prescription for my machine I bought online from a Canadian supplier.
Is the supplier recommended by someone?

I think that the supplier is number 32 on the Supplier List. I found that this supplier didn't require a prescription until after I hadordered an APAP from another Canadian online supplier.

Dave
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RE: HSA to cover Cpap purchase in Canada
To the best of my knowledge, all Canadian suppliers should require a prescription for a CPAP machine; none should require a prescription for a mask or parts.
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RE: HSA to cover Cpap purchase in Canada
(05-31-2018, 09:39 PM)pholynyk Wrote: To the best of my knowledge, all Canadian suppliers should require a prescription for a CPAP machine; none should require a prescription for a mask or parts.

Go to the Supplier #32 website and check their FAQ webpage. 
They only require a prescription if one wants them to set up the machine. Weird IMO. Every other Canadian online company that I am familar with requires a prescription when buying a CPAP/APAP machine.
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