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Post: #1
How To Acquire a New CPAP Machine
Hello everyone,
I started on my CPAP machine in 2004. I still have my first and only CPAP machine. Recently, I was in the hospital for knee surgery and the Respiratory Therapist told me that my 10 year old machine was a "dinosaur" and that I should get a new one. I would love to do that since my current machine is big and bulky when traveling. Since there is nothing wrong with my current model, it would be very expensive with my health insurance to purchase a newer model. Any suggestions on how I can update my machine without high cost?
04-04-2014 02:49 PM
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zonk Offline

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Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: How To Acquire a New CPAP Machine
Supplier #2 http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List

Machines choices http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices

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04-04-2014 02:55 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: How To Acquire a New CPAP Machine
Hi Paisleylighthouse, WELCOME! to the forum.!
You might take a look at the supplier list here on the board at the top of each page and check out Supplier #2. They have either gently used or open-box machines.
Best of luck to you on your decision and hang in there for more suggestions.

trish6hundred
04-04-2014 02:56 PM
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space45 Offline

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CPAP Pressure: hope to find out soon
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: B.C. Canada

Post: #4
RE: How To Acquire a New CPAP Machine
check out the free local listings as well, like craigs list and Kijiji among others

one can get some great deals but will need to be willing to wait or you could get lucky

(04-04-2014 02:49 PM)Paisleylighthouse Wrote:  Hello everyone,
I started on my CPAP machine in 2004. I still have my first and only CPAP machine. Recently, I was in the hospital for knee surgery and the Respiratory Therapist told me that my 10 year old machine was a "dinosaur" and that I should get a new one. I would love to do that since my current machine is big and bulky when traveling. Since there is nothing wrong with my current model, it would be very expensive with my health insurance to purchase a newer model. Any suggestions on how I can update my machine without high cost?
04-04-2014 03:15 PM
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PollCat Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: H5i Cleanable with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP-ing since 1995; Type 2 Diabetes; Chronic Asthma; Gout

Sex: Male
Location: Westfield, IN

Post: #5
RE: How To Acquire a New CPAP Machine
In the US, insurance companies/Medicare will allow patients to acquire new machines every 5 year. When was the last time you met with your sleep doc/therapist? Since you apparently live in Cincinnati metro area, it should be relatively easy for you to obtain a script for a newer machine the next time you visit your sleep doc.


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04-04-2014 04:58 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
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Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #6
RE: How To Acquire a New CPAP Machine
(04-04-2014 02:49 PM)Paisleylighthouse Wrote:  Since there is nothing wrong with my current model, it would be very expensive with my health insurance to purchase a newer model. Any suggestions on how I can update my machine without high cost?
Firstly, as PollCat mentioned, you,re entitled for a new machine every 5 years. Are you getting masks, cushions, hoses and other supplies replaced per insurance replacement schedule?

With the current machine, you have no idea if getting the appropriate treatment and whether AHI, leak are within the acceptable range

Have you had a sleep study since 2004 ... if not, don,t waste your money on new machine
Get a new sleep study done to see whether anything has changed or/and need different type of machine also your CPAP pressure 19 is on high side, people on high pressure usually on Bilevel machines
04-04-2014 05:26 PM
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GreyParrot Offline

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Post: #7
RE: How To Acquire a New CPAP Machine
I see many great deals on craigslist, if you have to pay out of pocket.
Check any larger city. I got my S9 and extras for a really good price.
04-05-2014 06:17 PM
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RE: How To Acquire a New CPAP Machine
(04-05-2014 06:17 PM)GreyParrot Wrote:  I see many great deals on craigslist, if you have to pay out of pocket.
Check any larger city. I got my S9 and extras for a really good price.

For all us non U.S. residents, what the hell is Craiglist??? Something like Ebay or such?? Thinking-about
04-05-2014 08:46 PM
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zonk Offline

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

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RE: How To Acquire a New CPAP Machine
(04-05-2014 08:46 PM)Mutineer Wrote:  For all us non U.S. residents, what the hell is Craiglist??? Something like Ebay or such?? Thinking-about
Gumtree
As with any ads, some are genuine but one have to be aware of con artists and scammers
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Post: #10
RE: How To Acquire a New CPAP Machine
Craigslist is a massive online for sale or wanted list. It goes by region. You can buy or rent anything from a date to your next murder victim to bicycle tire to CPAP machine.

But let's keep in mind that the sale and purchase of machines without a prescription is illegal. We here at ApneaBoard cannot condone nor encourage anyone to engage in illegal activities.

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04-06-2014 01:53 AM
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