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Ghost1958 Offline

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Post: #31
RE: Two week wait for DME to dispense my CPAP device
I could have had a new 550 auto in two days after the sleep lab. DME I settled on had them on hand.

Insurance ie Medicare gave the go ahead the day after my titration.
Took an extra week because because I insisted on a PR 560 with heated hose. DME didnt know that model existed until I asked for it so he had to have one shipped.
Still had it in a week.
Had mask from titration , he set the pressures initally and i brought it home.
With the clinicians manual and nothing locked. Showed him i could unlock it so he didnt bother lol
09-01-2015 10:17 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

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Location: KY

Post: #32
RE: Two week wait for DME to dispense my CPAP device
(09-01-2015 08:31 PM)eehrenh Wrote:  I have used a C-PAP for over 10 years. I changed insurance companies so I need to change suppliers. They have an ongoing prescription so I never needed to go back to the doctor. Now I have switched insurance which forced me to change suppliers. My old C-PAP has died and I am doing poorly at work.

I don't see any other choice than to go back to the old provider and "rent" a good machine for $100 / month. I don't understand why the ongoing prescription is suddenly no good.

Any advice would be great.


Medicare changed the game first of last year i think it was.
Now you have to get an annual recertification letter that you still need and using the machine.
Not a biggie as it can be your gp. Or even a nurse practitioner to recert you.
My DMD just auto requests one from my PCP.
Mine was done last week. No new study etc.
I have a lifetime perscription, but for Meficarr you gotta have the recert now.
If your buying out of pocket doesnt affect you.
09-01-2015 10:29 PM
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DWaldman Offline

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Post: #33
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I feel your pain, the test and titiration was amazing. Now I get to wait for all the machinery grind until I can fill my prescription for a device I NOW KNOW I NEED.
09-29-2015 08:25 PM
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Tawaki Offline

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Post: #34
RE: Two week wait for DME to dispense my CPAP device
It took me three weeks for me to get another machine due to an insurance change and my new insurance not being accepted with my first DME.

You think the transfer from DME one to the other would be seamless.

NOPE!

I had to be at everyone like white on rice.

My friend had to wait two month span from the sleep test, titration, and insurance grind through to finally get his machine.

It's madness.
(This post was last modified: 10-02-2015 05:58 PM by Tawaki.)
10-02-2015 05:58 PM
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Post: #35
RE: Two week wait for DME to dispense my CPAP device
If everyone would just read the manual that comes in the box, most of the "training" would not be necessary. The only part I did not know already was about how and when to order replacement parts and that could have been covered by one page.
05-03-2016 08:43 PM
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Post: #36
RE: Two week wait for DME to dispense my CPAP device
(05-03-2016 08:43 PM)Sn00zeAlarm Wrote:  If everyone would just read the manual that comes in the box, most of the "training" would not be necessary. The only part I did not know already was about how and when to order replacement parts and that could have been covered by one page.

Very old thread. That said, Medicare REQUIRES that patients be 'trained' on the use of their new machine. So, you don't actually get a choice if you have that coverage. The booklet is just a reference.
05-03-2016 09:21 PM
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Post: #37
RE: Two week wait for DME to dispense my CPAP device
The title of this thread caught my eye as it took my DME about 4 full days to return a phone message. My clock was ticking on the 30 days for my first mask (Airfit P10) which I wanted to exchange for a Dreamwear. Thanks to all of the comments on this board, I've learned a great deal by reading over the past month.
05-09-2016 03:28 PM
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Post: #38
RE: Two week wait for DME to dispense my CPAP device
My DME told me I'd have to wait about 10 days. I was really nice, but I just kept insisting that they figure out a way to get me in sooner. Fifteen minutes later, I had an appointment the next morning. I had severe OSA, so I probably had a bit more leverage than someone with mild OSA. I was prescribed static Bi-PAP, but they gave me a Dreamstation Bi-PAP auto.

In my experience, almost no one will just hang up on you while you're being super nice.

I saw my doc 1 week after the home sleep study, had my titration session 1 week later, the doc made out a prescription in 4 days, and I had the machine the next day. And honestly, I think the process could have been a bit quicker.
(This post was last modified: 01-14-2017 01:28 AM by ur0me.)
01-14-2017 01:27 AM
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Post: #39
RE: Two week wait for DME to dispense my CPAP device
(05-03-2016 08:43 PM)Sn00zeAlarm Wrote:  If everyone would just read the manual that comes in the box, most of the "training" would not be necessary. The only part I did not know already was about how and when to order replacement parts and that could have been covered by one page.

WHY ARE YOU POSTING ON AN 18 MONTH OLD THREAD?
01-14-2017 10:55 AM
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Post: #40
RE: Two week wait for DME to dispense my CPAP device
I like it when someone posts on an old thread with the right subject and replies that fit the subject. Is it better to start a new topic with the same type of info?
01-14-2017 12:09 PM
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