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RE: Should I give modem back to DME
(05-08-2016 11:23 AM)surferdude2 Wrote:  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

When the air hits your eye. And your DreamStation is as big as a pizza pie. That's Amore!

And the hose hits your thigh ...

And your nose is so plugged, you wish you would die ...

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05-08-2016 02:37 PM
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RE: Should I give modem back to DME
They showed up at your house without an appointment? That rates at least a door slammed in their face.

The modem is probably theirs. It won't work anyway if they're not paying for the monitoring service. There might be some requirements imposed by the insurance.

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If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
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RE: Should I give modem back to DME
(05-08-2016 02:37 PM)sdb7802 Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 11:23 AM)surferdude2 Wrote:  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

When the air hits your eye. And your DreamStation is as big as a pizza pie. That's Amore!

And the hose hits your thigh ...

And your nose is so plugged, you wish you would die ...

ROFL...please finish the song...Like I would be able to breath...huhh
05-08-2016 05:46 PM
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RE: Should I give modem back to DME
(05-08-2016 05:46 PM)ger365 Wrote:  ROFL...please finish the song...Like I would be able to breath...huhh

Your CPAP will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll Snore " Vital bella"
Leaks will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a high RERA.. That's Amore


Can you breath now?DielaughingRolling laugh

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RE: Should I give modem back to DME
(05-08-2016 06:00 PM)0rangebear Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 05:46 PM)ger365 Wrote:  ROFL...please finish the song...Like I would be able to breath...huhh

Your CPAP will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll Snore " Vital bella"
Leaks will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a high RERA.. That's Amora


Can you breath now?DielaughingRolling laugh

Too-funny Now this will go trough my head all night unless I crank up my praise and worship cd...thanks bro...
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RE: Should I give modem back to DME
(05-08-2016 02:07 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  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.

Thanks for the info. I could be wrong, but I thought I saw a modem listed on the bill for my machine. I'll call them tomorrow and tell them they will have to wait until I get back to town. I'll check my paperwork when I do get back.

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RE: Should I give modem back to DME
(05-08-2016 11:23 AM)surferdude2 Wrote:  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

It's called commitment. Big Grin

(05-08-2016 02:37 PM)sdb7802 Wrote:  When the air hits your eye. And your DreamStation is as big as a pizza pie. That's Amore!

And the hose hits your thigh ...

And your nose is so plugged, you wish you would die ...

Oh-jeez ...... Laugh-a-lot

(05-08-2016 04:47 PM)archangle Wrote:  They showed up at your house without an appointment? That rates at least a door slammed in their face.

The modem is probably theirs. It won't work anyway if they're not paying for the monitoring service. There might be some requirements imposed by the insurance.

We weren't there when they came or they may have. We don't usually use the front door and didn't see their note until we were leaving for our trip.

(05-08-2016 06:00 PM)0rangebear Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 05:46 PM)ger365 Wrote:  ROFL...please finish the song...Like I would be able to breath...huhh

Your CPAP will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll Snore " Vital bella"
Leaks will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a high RERA.. That's Amora


Can you breath now?DielaughingRolling laugh

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RE: Should I give modem back to DME
(05-08-2016 10:59 PM)pupcamper Wrote:  Thanks for the info. I could be wrong, but I thought I saw a modem listed on the bill for my machine. I'll call them tomorrow and tell them they will have to wait until I get back to town. I'll check my paperwork when I do get back.

Could still be a rental. Or a fee for monitoring for x months.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
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If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
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(05-10-2016 03:28 AM)archangle Wrote:  Could still be a rental. Or a fee for monitoring for x months.

It's very possible it is a rental. It makes more sense to do it that way.

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

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RE: Should I give modem back to DME
(05-08-2016 04:59 AM)pupcamper Wrote:  
(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.
Happy Anniversary Pupcamper!! Hope your honeymoon holds many fond memories!! (we'll be on our honeymoon again for our 25th on July 4th!)

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