(02-12-2014, 08:33 PM)Zorki1c Wrote: A lot depend on the doc and insurance. I have a Medicare Advantage policy. The original doc perspiction specified a F&P Icon. When I went in for my one-moth review I told the Nurse Practitioner that I didn't like the Icon menu and asked if I could switch to the S9. She wrote a note to the DME and they swapped machine. Unfortunately, it appears that not all cpap patients receive that kinds of cooperation from providers.
Medicare advantage is not the same as having Medicaid which pays first and straight medicare. Each state has their own Medicaid rules and I don't know anything about what they are today and I don't know what they are for each state. Since Medicaid pays first (and I would hope they would follow Medicare guidelines if for no other reason than to simplify things), I would think the best place to start would be to check with their requirements/procedures.