I am about 90 days into therapy now, and allowed by insurance schedule to replace mask, hose, and filters.
Are these all maintenance items that you want to replace on schedule to prevent problems, or are they things that you replace when they wear out (and how do you know that)?
Paper filters is a no-brainer maintenance item.
I think I read somewhere that you want to replace hoses on a schedule in order to avoid any cooties growing in them.
I may have seen something about headgear stretching out as an indicator that it's time for new headgear.
With a mask I am just now getting properly adjusted to work without major air leaks, it might be worth continuing to use it versus replacing it.
I am thinking I may take this opportunity to acquire a backup mask, and perhaps try out the new Amara View mask.
It's an out of pocket thing in any case. The insurance schedule simply allows me to count what I spend out of pocket towards my deductible, but they're not paying for it.
So this is not about how soon can I score a new mask from my insurance. I'm really interested in what you all in this community actually do and recommend.
FWIW, my DME provider thinks it's a good idea to buy some new stuff from him as often as the insurance allows Looking for info and reviews on the Amara View, I noticed my DME charges fully double the cost for the Simplus I currently use vs Supplier #1. hmmm.
thanks for any pointers or advice