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HereWeGoAgain Offline

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Machine: ResPronic
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #1
Repeat Test?
I have been using a Respronic machine for the past 7 years and the humidifier has malfunctioned. Because no one can find a copy of my sleep test I am having trouble getting my machine repaired or replaced. Do I have to get a new test in order to get a new machine?
10-27-2014 09:46 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
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Post: #2
RE: Repeat Test?
Only if your insurance wants one before they will pay for it. Kinda stupid they would pay for a very expensive sleep test before they'd pay for a cheaper machine but that's how they do it.

If you are paying out of pocket, any physician can write the prescription for it. If you have a good relationship with your GP, have him/her do it. It needs to say CPAP with humidifier, the treatment pressure (or prescribed range, mask and supplies, and if you are wanting a specific machine, have them write down that specific machine and check the box that says "Dispense as Written".

And if you are paying out of pocket, check out Supplier #2 in the Supplier's List (link at top of every page). They sell open box and "gently used" machines a low costs. Call and ask them what the prescription needs to say then have your doc write it. Done.

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10-27-2014 10:08 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Post: #3
RE: Repeat Test?
Hi HereWeGoAgain,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
What Paula said.!
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy and hang in there for more responses to your question.

trish6hundred
10-27-2014 10:16 PM
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