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Is it me or the DME?
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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

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Location: Westfield, IN

Post: #11
RE: Is it me or the DME?
(09-18-2012 04:58 PM)Chuck Wrote:  Aren't there changes afoot in how Medicare will pay for sleep med related services and supplies? I read that somewhere, but I can't find anything online.

You may be referring to Medicare's move to "DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Contract Suppliers ..." which basically requires you to buy your machine and supplies from one of their "approved" DMEs.

See: http://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11461.pdf


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09-20-2012 10:52 PM
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