(08-15-2013, 06:20 AM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote: The reporting capabilities are nice when you are having trouble with therapy or are making changes to pressure or equipment (new mask, humidification, etc.)This is probably the most important reason for getting a data-capable machine. The more you take your health into your own hands, the more likely you will be to succeed.
Another important selling point for me on the data-capable machine was that when it's paid for by insurance, your out-of-pocket costs are identical for the data machine vs the brick. The DME is already charging a lot of money. They want you to buy the brick because they make more money from your insurance than if you buy the auto. If you're going to pay the same out-of-pocket cost, why not buy the better machine? It just rankles me to pay the same amount for a brick.