I am so new to this that I don't have the machine yet. I went through 3 sleep studies and they have just figured out what I need, of course, is the most expensive configuration with complex sleep apnea. I have been doing my due diligence in checking out everything possible about complex sleep apnea. They had my last titration using a ResMed S9 AutoSet BiPAP with an SV setting.
I am sure that means a lot to many of you but I'm still trying to understand it all. I was informed by my sleep analyst that they should include an H5i Heated humidifier and use ClimateLine heated tubing, to prevent Rainout.
So, how am I doing so far?
I am waiting for the Doctor to write me the prescription for this device. I don't know if insurance will pay for the humidifier or heater tubing. Any advice on what insurance will normally pay for?
Someone told me to try and find a equipment supplier that include some supplies. Is this right? What supplies would I ask for? Is there anything else I should ask about the company....like do they charge for shipping and handling? Do they all do auto supplies? What about intervals for masks, tubing, filters....???
If they suggest that I replace the mask or tubing that is working perfectly well, why change them? I can see ordering them ahead of time incase of a failure but why replace the old ones just because a date is on a calendar tells me that its time.
Okay, enough about supplies. I would like to get the ResScan Software. It looks like its an old version of software. Does it work under Microsoft Windows 8? Where can I find the software?
I am sure I will have more questions when I get everything here, set up and start using it.
Thanks in advanced for any advise you might give. I am sorry for my very wordy first posting. LOL