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otrpu Offline

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Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset w/Oxi
Mask Type: Hybrid
Mask Make & Model: RespCareHYB500
Humidifier: ClimateLine, Socked, set 3
CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: COPD

Sex: Male
Location: East of Rockies

Post: #11
RE: VA and CPAP supplies
ZZDave,
Check with the Dr that prescribed your first sleep study. Mine was in 2003. I checked and they faxed me a copy. Most put it in your folder and it sits on the shelf for decades. Worth a try.
Cheers,
otrpu

Love your family, treat your friend(s) well, and don't waste your time. Everything else is just so much BS. Sleep-well
(This post was last modified: 02-21-2016 09:38 PM by otrpu.)
02-21-2016 09:37 PM
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jacklogan Online

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Machine: resmed s9 ASV
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed gel
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Post: #12
RE: VA and CPAP supplies
I have used the VA for the last 15 years or so. I just log in to myhealthyvet, go to secure messageing, I then just order what I need. No hassle !

Great service--no bills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also have never had a problem with any department at the VA.
02-22-2016 10:21 AM
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mikeh99 Offline

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Machine: PR REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 Pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic Other Software

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Location: Northern NH

Post: #13
RE: VA and CPAP supplies
I second jacklogan. The VA has been great for me.

Mike
02-22-2016 11:47 PM
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HeavyB Offline

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Machine: AirSense10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: AirSense10 - 2
CPAP Pressure: AutoSet 4-20, sets at 11
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: ClimateLine Hose at 78*

Sex: Male
Location: Bahrain

Post: #14
RE: VA and CPAP supplies
I'm currently active duty and will be transitioning in the next year. I'm set up now with DME providing hose/mask 4x/year. What does the VA provide and how often?

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08-06-2016 03:38 AM
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Mosquitobait Online

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Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

Post: #15
RE: VA and CPAP supplies
Buy your supplies online to last you 3-4 months and make an appointment for sleep doctor with the VA on Monday. Make it clear to the doc that you want a split study - no two night thing under any circumstances. You are already a cpap patient. I know you are 1.5 hours away, so try to schedule two appointments the same day (they go out of their way to do that for my BIL, so I'm sure it's not unusual). He used to have to travel 3 hours to get to the VA, but they opened another one about 1 hour from his house, so not so much of an adventure.

Don't cheat yourself out of having to pay out a lot of money for your care even if the testing is somewhat redundant. As a veteran, you are entitled to this assitance. Once you jump their hoops, you will have fewer issues. Also, ask them WHERE you would be getting your supplies - who are the in-network providers? Is it the same as Medicare or someone else? Finally, make sure once you have your study complete that you get a copy of your complete study (raw data as well as summary) and prescription.

Maybe the other vets can give you more direction. The VA has been really great for my BIL's diabetes and vision loss. If transportation is a problem, I think they often arrange it through a volunteer network.
(This post was last modified: 08-06-2016 02:33 PM by Mosquitobait.)
08-06-2016 02:29 PM
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