08-17-2016, 06:52 AM
(This post was last modified: 08-17-2016, 06:53 AM by fiur.)
I've been on CPAP and VPAP for over two years, and none of these machine treats my apneas. I've recently been diagnosed with mixed apneas, but my insurance will not pay for an ASV machine. Is there somewhere I can buy one used? I have a prescription. I would prefer only a RESMED unit either and S9 VPAP Adapt, or AirCurve 10 VAuto. Can anyone advise? Thanks so much.
See supplier number 2 on the supplier list (top of page.)
I bought my S9 from them. They may have a zero hour, open box special at a deep discount.
I do not think the Aircurve 10 Vauto is an ASV, is a bilevel. In the 10 series, their ASV unit is called AirCurve 10 ASV
They have a New, Open Box ResMed S10 VPAP ASV w/ Heated Humidifier for $2149. Considering it's a $5125 machine, it's a good price.
As you have a prescription and the money -- you can buy it.
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Is you physician willing to challenge your insurance company to appeal their ruling? If you require an ASV machine, you may be able to compel your insurance company to provide one if it can be medically justified and other treatments have failed. I know of a few people who have successfully challenged denials using pro-bono or contingency representation. But, it is all based on having a reliable physician's opinion and possibly a second opinion. Even if the persist in the denial, can you get the company to make a partial payment in the amount of a lesser machine? Best of luck.
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