(06-27-2015, 03:31 PM)ROSIE Wrote:To clarify, I didn't say a "new" sleep study was required, just a sleep study with results supporting the Bilevel script. It would seem that since you doctor thinks you need it, there are results that support it. In my case it had been years since my previous study and it was with a different doctor.(06-27-2015, 03:23 PM)MobileBasset Wrote: When I changed from a CPAP to Bilevel under Medicare, my experience was that the DME claimed they needed a sleep test report with results that met the accepted protocol for prescribing a Bilevel. They also needed the doctors notes before the sleep test, and the sleep test had to meet the required duration for both the first test and the titration. Also they needed an official prescription form signed by the doctor. The DME submitted this package to Medicare for approval. It took 8 weeks for DME & Sleep Dr to organize the package and 1 week for Medicare to approve it.
Thanks for the reply. You say Medicare "approved it" in 1 week. Does that mean they did not require the re-evaluation after 30 days for adherence to the therapy? Or is changing a PAP unit a 2 step process. Approval to change and then compliance?
And yes, I still need an additional Dr visit to verify compliance with my new machine.