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DWaldman Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: InnoMed Aloha
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: We rescue dogs... I am going to need LOTS of filters....

Sex: Male
Location: Atascadero Ca

Post: #1
Now I wait...
Had my sleep test last Saturday, and it seems to have confirmed that I have moderate to severe sleep apnea. It was a split test, with me getting hooked up to the CPAP half way through. I have not experienced the type of sleep I got with the machine in many years. The sleep lab will take about 10 business days to prepare the report for my ENT dr. I have pressed them to rush the report as much as they can. I really wanted to leave the sleep lab with that little machine under my arm... That is how good I felt. Until then, I am doing the research for the best machine and mask for me, plus the all important search for a good equipment provider. Please send words of encouragement, right now I feel like a person who has fallen off the ship while all on deck watched, but I have to wait for the captain to see me from the wheelhouse before I am thrown a life preserver.
09-29-2015 08:18 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Now I wait...
Hi DWaldman, Welcome to Apnea Board!

While you wait, do your research. Here is a link that may help you with the different machines available.

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

Just so you know, it is the norm to have a long wait between Titration, seeing your doctor and getting a script for your CPAP.

OpalRose
(This post was last modified: 09-29-2015 08:41 PM by OpalRose.)
09-29-2015 08:38 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: Now I wait...
Hi DWaldman, WELCOME! to the forum.!
I know it seems like forever 'till you get your machine but hang in there,it'll happen before you know it.
Stick around for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
09-29-2015 08:39 PM
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DWaldman Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: We rescue dogs... I am going to need LOTS of filters....

Sex: Male
Location: Atascadero Ca

Post: #4
RE: Now I wait...
Thanks for the info. I did find an online store that will bill my insurance and will be an in network provider, so i will only pay 20% of their price instead of dealing with Crapria or Lincareless. Should save a bit of coin, and the insurance company pays less too.
09-29-2015 09:27 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #5
RE: Now I wait...
(09-29-2015 09:27 PM)DWaldman Wrote:  Thanks for the info. I did find an online store that will bill my insurance and will be an in network provider, so i will only pay 20% of their price instead of dealing with Crapria or Lincareless. Should save a bit of coin, and the insurance company pays less too.
Check with your insurance, some insurance don't reimburse for on-line purchases
What machine have you look at, some machine does not provide useful data
09-29-2015 09:54 PM
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DWaldman Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
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CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: We rescue dogs... I am going to need LOTS of filters....

Sex: Male
Location: Atascadero Ca

Post: #6
RE: Now I wait...
(09-29-2015 09:54 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(09-29-2015 09:27 PM)DWaldman Wrote:  Thanks for the info. I did find an online store that will bill my insurance and will be an in network provider, so i will only pay 20% of their price instead of dealing with Crapria or Lincareless. Should save a bit of coin, and the insurance company pays less too.
Check with your insurance, some insurance don't reimburse for on-line purchases
What machine have you look at, some machine does not provide useful data

Company checked with my insurance, and said they will bill direct, I only pay 20%. It's in the e-mail, if they don't do it, I have recourse.
09-29-2015 10:03 PM
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zonk Offline

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #7
RE: Now I wait...
How about scheduled replacement supplies
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...6_Medicare
09-29-2015 10:11 PM
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DWaldman Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: InnoMed Aloha
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: We rescue dogs... I am going to need LOTS of filters....

Sex: Male
Location: Atascadero Ca

Post: #8
RE: Now I wait...
not too concerned about supplies. After first of year, supply cost will go against my deductable. after deductable is met, it is 80/20. So with all my health issuse, the deductable should not be a problem after about May.
09-29-2015 11:00 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #9
RE: Now I wait...
No, don't trust the supplier. Ask your insurance company yourself. It is very very rare for an online supplier to have anything to do with insurance other than provide you the paperwork.

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09-30-2015 03:25 PM
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kaiasgram Offline

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Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Aloha
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8-10
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Sex: Female
Location: Northern California

Post: #10
RE: Now I wait...
(09-29-2015 10:03 PM)DWaldman Wrote:  Company checked with my insurance, and said they will bill direct, I only pay 20%. It's in the e-mail, if they don't do it, I have recourse.

That email from the equipment seller will mean nothing and you will have no recourse at all if your insurance denies the claim -- unless that email also includes a written reply directly from your insurance verifying that they will honor the claim. We hear all the time from people who got an ugly surprise when their insurance denied coverage after "the DME said my insurance would cover it...."

Always get the straight scoop directly from your insurance company yourself.Smile
09-30-2015 03:33 PM
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