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So many questions... where to begin?
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DAW prevents them from substituting a lessor (cheaper) model/supplies


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

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(05-27-2015, 10:36 AM)AlanE Wrote: DAW prevents them from substituting a lessor (cheaper) model/supplies

So if we have the script written without the exact model number as suggested here, will the DAW really matter? or is the DAW to keep them from giving us a regualar CPAP instead of an APAP?
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I had a sleep study in 2008 and my setting is 9 cm. i just had one last night and they tell me my optimum setting is 7 cm. should I adjust down or can i leave it where it is?

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Ok, getting ready to print this out for hubby to take to doc office for script. Thank you everyone for helping BTW. Here is what I have, please let me know if it will work, don't want to bother the doc more than necessary.

Script: Auto CPAP with full efficacy data reporting, st to pressure X cm to Y cm, integrated heated humidifier with heated tube, masks to pt comfort and related supplies including replacement tubes, masks, headgear, cushions and filters. Dispense as written

does the pressure of 8 have to be in there somewhere or is the X cm to Y cm ok because it is automatic?
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(05-27-2015, 10:46 AM)rjarvis101 Wrote: I had a sleep study in 2008 and my setting is 9 cm. i just had one last night and they tell me my optimum setting is 7 cm. should I adjust down or can i leave it where it is?

Thank You.

Richrjarvis101@aol.com

Why did you have another test? Have you been comfortable with where you're at, and do you feel the therapy has been working for you?

I'm a big believer in "If it ain't broke, break it." However, a two point decrease in therapy when you've been at 9 for so many years seems excessive to me, and unless you've been uncomfortable, unnecessary.

Finally, a "9" on your machine in your home could easily translate to a "7" on their stuff in their home.

Leave it alone, unless you're trying to improve things. In which case move gently down that slippery slope.
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(05-27-2015, 10:46 AM)scoobiedu Wrote: or is the DAW to keep them from giving us a regualar CPAP instead of an APAP?

Right. Some machine other than an APAP model or some other model that doesn't have full reporting capabilities.


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

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(05-27-2015, 10:54 AM)scoobiedu Wrote: Ok, getting ready to print this out for hubby to take to doc office for script. Thank you everyone for helping BTW. Here is what I have, please let me know if it will work, don't want to bother the doc more than necessary.

Script: Auto CPAP with full efficacy data reporting, st to pressure X cm to Y cm, integrated heated humidifier with heated tube, masks to pt comfort and related supplies including replacement tubes, masks, headgear, cushions and filters. Dispense as written

does the pressure of 8 have to be in there somewhere or is the X cm to Y cm ok because it is automatic?

Just perfect for your sleep doctor and your friendly neighborhood DME. Too complicated for your GP. By specifying the generic wording "Auto CPAP with full efficacy data reporting" and "Dispense as Written" I could give you any brand I want in spite of what you would like to have. A DME would do that, an on line supplier probably not. So it may be fine.

If you're going to put the pressure statement in there it does of course need values, which can be changed later if needed. But you could start with 8/14 for instance.
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(05-27-2015, 11:02 AM)retired_guy Wrote:
(05-27-2015, 10:54 AM)scoobiedu Wrote: Ok, getting ready to print this out for hubby to take to doc office for script. Thank you everyone for helping BTW. Here is what I have, please let me know if it will work, don't want to bother the doc more than necessary.

Script: Auto CPAP with full efficacy data reporting, st to pressure X cm to Y cm, integrated heated humidifier with heated tube, masks to pt comfort and related supplies including replacement tubes, masks, headgear, cushions and filters. Dispense as written

does the pressure of 8 have to be in there somewhere or is the X cm to Y cm ok because it is automatic?

Just perfect for your sleep doctor and your friendly neighborhood DME. Too complicated for your GP. By specifying the generic wording "Auto CPAP with full efficacy data reporting" and "Dispense as Written" I could give you any brand I want in spite of what you would like to have. A DME would do that, an on line supplier probably not. So it may be fine.

If you're going to put the pressure statement in there it does of course need values, which can be changed later if needed. But you could start with 8/14 for instance.

So what I have written needs to be dumbed down for the GP? I'm getting confused... just want something to take to the GP, have him look at it and write it as a script so we get what we want/need at the DME
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(05-26-2015, 09:35 PM)scoobiedu Wrote: R_G, would the doc just putting exactly "Resmed Airsense A10 Autoset, and for masks and supplies per patients request" on prescription be all that is needed?

Sleeprider, would the form from #1 supplier be something that can be used anywhere or would it only be something that can be used with that company?

The form is useful as a template, and really boils down to writing a prescription for a type of CPAP, mask and supplies. The form helps make the ordering and insurance process easier by providing the insurance codes and correct terminology.

A prescription can be as simple as "auto-titrating CPAP with patient choice of mask, and supplies. Refillable 99 months". Or, it can include details like specific equipment and insurance codes.
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