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I hate this. I'm worried I won't make compliance and will never learn to tolerate it
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BadGoodDeb Offline

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Posts: 210
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 for Her
Humidifier: no
CPAP Pressure: 8 (testing 7.8-10)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: New to AirSense 10 and AirFit P10, but 4 years on prev unit

Sex: Female
Location: Chicago outskirts (Aurora, IL)

Post: #21
RE: I hate this. I'm worried I won't make compliance and will never learn to tolerate it
(04-13-2016 01:03 PM)allynpsych Wrote:  
(04-12-2016 03:39 PM)BadGoodDeb Wrote:  That should not be true -- the AirSense10 CPAP has some of the best data capabilities around. I've got one. (I don't do much with the software, but the data is there.) Do ask some more questions on the SleepyHead threads.

You seem to have the Autoset... I have the strait CPAP model (says CPAP, not Autoset under Airsense 10)... it doesn't do much fancy stuff.
When I called my Dr. they said it would depend on what my insurance covered and to ask my DME... so I'll call them next.
Sorry, yeah. I gathered from the responses between here and there, that that was the difference. Mea culpa. But here's to hoping you can get a different model from your DME and insurance people!
04-13-2016 01:47 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Posts: 986
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #22
RE: I hate this. I'm worried I won't make compliance and will never learn to tolerate it
The DME will usually supply the lowest cost unit that meets the Doctors prescribed requirements. If your doctor did not make any requirements then you get the machine you got, at least from some DME's. Don't let the DME decide about what insurance will cover, call your insurance agent and find out. Get your model information on what you want and ask them if it's covered if your doctor prescribes it.

If they do then call your doctors office and tell then that your insurance will cover it and ask that the prescription is for that machine.

Do NOT trust any DME to have your best interest in mind. They have what ever makes them the most money AND meets the minimum required by your doctor.

Be nice, but take ownership of your treatment. Make the calls and just ask, then request/tell what you want.
04-13-2016 01:54 PM
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PoolQ Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 986
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #23
RE: I hate this. I'm worried I won't make compliance and will never learn to tolerate it
here is a clip from another thread
"The insurance code for CPAP and APAP machines is the same thing. So if your doc were to write a script for APAP, there's a good chance the DME would just swap the current CPAP out for an APAP from the same manufacturer. (How your copays would work depend on your insurance company, the DME, and whether the machine is sold on a "rent to own" contract or was sold outright.)" Robysue

assuming that this is the same way your insurance company works AND you doctor did not prescribe a CPAP specifically, then your DME is trying to make a buck by giving you the CPAP.
04-13-2016 02:07 PM
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palerider Offline

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Posts: 440
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: s9 vpap auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: p10
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 18/13+
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Dallas(ish)

Post: #24
RE: I hate this. I'm worried I won't make compliance and will never learn to tolerate it
(04-13-2016 01:03 PM)allynpsych Wrote:  
(04-12-2016 03:39 PM)BadGoodDeb Wrote:  That should not be true -- the AirSense10 CPAP has some of the best data capabilities around. I've got one. (I don't do much with the software, but the data is there.) Do ask some more questions on the SleepyHead threads.

You seem to have the Autoset... I have the strait CPAP model (says CPAP, not Autoset under Airsense 10)... it doesn't do much fancy stuff.
When I called my Dr. they said it would depend on what my insurance covered and to ask my DME... so I'll call them next.

best of luck in your quest to turn your crap into gold Big Grin
04-13-2016 02:53 PM
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