I might be in a "pre-newbie" stage. I am a 68 year old retired male. I spent two nights in a sleep clinic who referred the results to my GP (who has the smarts, manner and communication skills of a rock).
The results of the first visit stated "these findings confirm a diagnosis of severe obstructive sleep apnea with severe hypoxemia".
The results of the 2nd visit were "patient should be on CPAP at 10cm of water with humidification."
My GP hands me the written reports and tells me someone will call and schedule a visit to "set you up". My ONLY insurance is Medicare. I hear nothing for 2 weeks but suddenly get calls from two different companies. Both had an ESL rep on the phone so it was difficult to ask questions and/or understand answers.
My shrink had told me that with Medicare, the machine & mask should be free, but after "trying" to communicate with these two reps today, it doesn't sound like it will be.
Can anyone/someone contact me and refer me to a web site that might be most helpful in answering this basic question -- i.e. my out of pocket costs?
Should I be contacting sleep supply companies myself? Of course, I don't even know what the right questions would be.
Any and all help/advice would be greatly.