(09-20-2012 10:56 PM)Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Wrote: I am doing fine with my AHIs and as well as can be possible. Why would I need a follow up visit? As I said, my machine is paid for I just got a new headgear from another supplier? Am I obligated due to Medicare to have a waste of time boring follow up visit? because my sleep doc no longer contracts with Resmed. I so hate to go there. Borrrrriiiinnnngggggg!
If it is just your Sleep Doctor who wants to see you on a recurring follow-up basis, that has nothing to do with Medicare requiring it.
It is just your Sleep Doctor who wants to do recurring follow-ups with you.
Even though Medicare would be paying for the appointment (or a portion thereof) if you kept the appointment, Medicare does not care that you do not keep the appointment.
You have NO
obligation to keep these appointments.
Just cancel the appointment & tell them you will reschedule it later.
Don't even tell them you will reschedule it if you ever feel you need to meet with them. They do not need to know why you cancelled it.
When I got my most recent prescription for my ResMed S9 AutoSet in January, 2012, the Sleep Doctor scheduled me for a 3 month follow-up.
It was my intention to cancel that appointment at a later date.
But, I received a call about a month before the appointment telling me the Sleep Doctor would be out of town on the date of my appointment.
They wanted to reschedule it for a later date.
I just told them I would call them when I knew when I could be available.
It is now October & I have never called them back. Nor have they called me.
Unless you have a standing appointment, they really have no real system for following up with you.
Just cancel your appointment & you will probably never hear from them again.
can call them for an appointment when you feel you need one.