(02-13-2014, 01:03 AM)me50 Wrote:(02-13-2014, 12:08 AM)jamica5555 Wrote: Thanks to everyone who has replied.... I don't think I have a way of knowing my ahi with my current machine. The pulse oximeter is the cms50f also just fyi. Has anyone had any problems with this pulse ox? Any tips on things to look for in the data it gives you? Also when I go back to the sleep doctor if I can in any way afford it I am getting a new machine that is the data kind..... not sure if insurance will cover it or not since I have had this machine only a little over 3 years...
with no improvement, I would think you wouldn't have any issues getting a different machine. I had a S9 Elite for 2 1/2 years with no improvement. Then I got a S9 Auto Set and had it for 4 month with no improvement. Then I got a VPAP 1 month ago. My insurance covered them but the first one had already been paid for and the 2nd and the one I have now are rentals so the insurance company didn't have a problem.
Do you have the same insurance company that purchased your Escape? If not, your new insurance company shouldn't have an issue but you might have to get a sleep study first. YMMV as all insurance companies have different requirements.
AND, if you don't feel as though your sleep doc is listening or isn't being truthful, you may consider finding another one.
What is a vpap ? Also I have seen dr friskel who is suppose to be the guy to see in the Kansas city area but no I don't feel like he is helping or listening. thanks