Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Sleep Drs and DMEs
#11
My sleep doc was also acting as my DME. That worked fine until I went from a commercial insurance policy to a medicare replacement. Medicare has a rule that the doctor can't act as a DME under their rules. So after 3 months of rental, the doc had to write off my CPAP because my replacement policy denied any payment under the medicare rule and claimed that I wasn't liable for the balance.
______________________
Useful Links -or- When All Else Fails:
Posting SleepyHead Charts in 5 Easy Steps
Robysue's Beginner's Guide to Sleepyhead
Apnea Helpful Tips
Post Reply Post Reply
#12
(04-28-2015, 03:13 PM)sgearhart Wrote: Medicare has a rule that the doctor can't act as a DME under their rules.

That made for a hardship for you but I like that Medicare rule. They ought to have another one, if they do not already, that the doctor can not be part of the group doing the polysomnography and that the PSG group can not act as DME for a patient they tested.

Just my thoughts.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
Post Reply Post Reply
#13
(04-28-2015, 03:25 PM)PaytonA Wrote:
(04-28-2015, 03:13 PM)sgearhart Wrote: Medicare has a rule that the doctor can't act as a DME under their rules.

That made for a hardship for you but I like that Medicare rule. They ought to have another one, if they do not already, that the doctor can not be part of the group doing the polysomnography and that the PSG group can not act as DME for a patient they tested.

Just my thoughts.

Best Regards,

PaytonA

I agree 100%. Gets rid of the conflict of interest.

Post Reply Post Reply




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Just learned I have sleep apnea, waiting to hear full results of sleep study SleeplessInOklahoma 18 1,539 09-06-2016, 04:41 PM
Last Post: livingwithapnea
Idea [News] DMEs to begin delivering CPAPs for your pet ApneaNews 26 2,412 04-03-2016, 03:36 PM
Last Post: FrankNichols
  How to change DMEs TyroneShoes 4 1,485 10-14-2014, 08:54 PM
Last Post: me50
  Meet with sleep study center employee to look at masks for my sleep titration me50 11 2,782 12-09-2013, 11:26 AM
Last Post: Peter_C
  [News] Sleep Disorder Breathing As a Huge Health Issue & Sleep Cycles ApneaNews 0 1,301 11-29-2012, 11:10 AM
Last Post: ApneaNews
  Dealing with DMEs (& Docs) Dawei 4 2,497 05-14-2012, 11:22 AM
Last Post: Sleepster

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.