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Gateway40 Offline

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Posts: 1
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: None
Mask Type: Not using mask
Mask Make & Model: None
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: None
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Phoenix az

Post: #1
New to me
Thank you all in advance for any and all support. In short I am tired all the time. My PC Doc had me do a home test. He gave the results to the insurance to do a follow up sleep study and of course they turned it down. He then had to do a face to face call with the insurance Doc and got the approval. Did the sleep study two nites ago... The tech was very addiment about giving me any clue of the results. I did not get a mask during the sleep study. She also informed me that my insurance (Cigna) was the worst on giving approval for sleep apnea... Now I am waiting seven to ten business days for results. My question have any of you had similar experiences. I am so tired I can not drive home form work for afraid of falling asleep!! I am exhausted all the time.
06-17-2016 05:01 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Posts: 986
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #2
RE: New to me
yep pretty standard, you can push politely to move it along.
sleep cannot diagnose and will not tell you anything
sleep doc has to fill out a medical necessity form
once that is done it will get sent with prescription to a DME that provides the equipment AFTER they get approval from your insurance

Seems like every step is 7-10 days

Read up and get ready. push where you can, don't sit and wait. If they say they will get it done by the end of the day CALL THEM to make sure
sometimes following up with the insurance company will help. Let them know how badly you are sleeping and are concerned with losing your job. If you have any history of heart issues bring that up every time you talk to anyone
06-17-2016 07:33 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,446
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: New to me
Hi Gateway40,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Don't give up, just keep calling your insurance company 'till you get results.
Hang in there for more suggestions and answers to your questions and good luck to you.

trish6hundred
06-17-2016 07:39 PM
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vsheline Offline

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Posts: 1,908
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: S9 VPAP Adapt (USA Model# 36007, not better 36037 or 36067)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F10 or SimPlus w/ 2Liners. MirageQuatro & Gecko gel pad
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 5-10
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Marfan Syndrome, chronic bradycardia, occasional Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

Sex: Male
Location: California, USA

Post: #4
RE: New to me
Hi Gateway40, welcome to Apnea Board.

Now is the time to become informed about which machine to buy:

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Archangle:Links

Don't let them pawn off on you a dumb brick of a machine.

I suggest asking the doctor to prescribe a pressure range, to ensure you get an auto-adjusting CPAP machine.

Good luck,
--- Vaughn

Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
06-20-2016 12:28 AM
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SuperSleeper Offline

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Posts: 9,970
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #5
RE: New to me
(06-20-2016 12:28 AM)vsheline Wrote:  Now is the time to become informed about which machine to buy:

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Archangle:Links

For reference, the direct link to Archangle's "Machine Choices" article is here:

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices

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06-20-2016 10:29 AM
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