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Should I give modem back to DME
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My DME left a note on my door stating they wanted the modem off of my DreamStation. Am I mistaken in thinking the modem is a part of the machine, or at least a part off the package? I'm still in the rental period of the machine. I'm finished with compliance and I probably don't need the modem any longer, but I don't want to give them something that I've paid for.
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#2
The DS modem is a removable module located on the left side of the machine under the plastic door. It is an add-on part, although they may say it's bundled. I'd look at your paper work and see if they charged you for it.
Just my personal opinion. My posts are not medical advice or a statement of fact. Please consult a qualified physician or other qualified medical personnel. Please comply with all applicable laws, codes, regulations, and protocols.
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sorry, but what part of "left a note on my door" meets HIPPA regs?
or do dmes ignore those too...?
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(05-07-2016, 09:47 AM)rem52 Wrote: sorry, but what part of "left a note on my door" meets HIPPA regs?
or do dmes ignore those too...?

Read the HIPPA regs. They are primarily about electronic data.

Yes, I would look at your paperwork. My brother OWNS his modem.
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Thanks guys. I thought maybe someone could tell me if they were bundled.

I guess they will have to wait a couple of weeks as I'm out of town. Oh well, they should have called in advance. I gave them my number when I picked the machine up. I didn't have time to address the issue before leaving. I'm not going to turn it over to them without knowing for sure.
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I used to work at a DME and can think of no circumstance that the patient would either own or be billed for a modem. We purchased them separately they weren't cheap. There is no billing code and Medicare specifically states there is no additional payment for modems. Maybe a private insurance would pay for them but I am doubtful because once compliance is met there is no need for one unless maybe the DME needs to change your pressure remotely.
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(05-07-2016, 08:22 PM)Snoopy2011 Wrote: I used to work at a DME and can think of no circumstance that the patient would either own or be billed for a modem. We purchased them separately they weren't cheap. There is no billing code and Medicare specifically states there is no additional payment for modems. Maybe a private insurance would pay for them but I am doubtful because once compliance is met there is no need for one unless maybe the DME needs to change your pressure remotely.

Thanks Snoopy. That makes sense. After I thought about it I think it is probably true in this case. I'll have to wait to address the issue as it is with me. It will be a couple of weeks before we get back into town. I'm on the east coast on a second honeymoon with my bride of 30 years.
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New DS cell modems (100605C) are being sold for $40 on that popular internet auction site. Not sure what a DME can buy or sell them for, but I bet they're not cheap (as Snoopy2011 points out).

EDIT: Supplier #30 shows $525 MSRP and $100 priced to move.
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pupcamper, And why did you take your CPAP on your "Honeymoon" since you're not supposed to sleep during such an adventurous time. Banana like Dielaughing
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(05-07-2016, 08:22 PM)Snoopy2011 Wrote: I used to work at a DME and can think of no circumstance that the patient would either own or be billed for a modem. We purchased them separately they weren't cheap. There is no billing code and Medicare specifically states there is no additional payment for modems. Maybe a private insurance would pay for them but I am doubtful because once compliance is met there is no need for one unless maybe the DME needs to change your pressure remotely.

My doctor prescribed a modem. My DME billed my insurance and my insurance paid for my modem - which is an add on for the Resmed S9 that I have. So, yes, they will. ymmv - but it is definitely in the realm of possibility.
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
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  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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