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Who Gets My Dx OSA?
#1
I wear a MedicAlert bracelet for emergencies. In my medical profile I listed that I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. On an update review, I notice that they listed my Rx BiPAP and its serial number. I don't recall giving that information to MedicAlert.
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#2
I believe the State California has a prescription database. Unless you opt out, your info is included.
It's supposed to help healthcare providers treat you. I am not aware that MedicAlert has access. But, they may.
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#3
Thanks. I'm not really worried. It's not like someone is hunting me down to try to murder me by stopping my BiPAP in my sleep.
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#4
I don't get some of the over the top security consciousness we have these days. It's like "Well, Mr. Retired_Guy, before we proceed with your brain surgery we have to make sure it's really you." Yeah. Like there are tons of people out there wanting to steal my brain surgery. Frankly, the wouldn't have to steal it. Just ask nicely and I would give it to them.
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(05-26-2015, 11:49 AM)retired_guy Wrote: I don't get some of the over the top security consciousness we have these days. It's like "Well, Mr. Retired_Guy, before we proceed with your brain surgery we have to make sure it's really you." Yeah. Like there are tons of people out there wanting to steal my brain surgery. Frankly, the wouldn't have to steal it. Just ask nicely and I would give it to them.

I think the reason for all the identity checks is to prevent them from performing your brain surgery on Mr Working_Guy by mistake. I'm all for it.
if you can't decide then you don't have enough data.
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#6
Yeah, we cannot permit them to ruin the brain of the last working person in the USA.
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#7
New crime novel title! "The Cali BiPap Murder; It will take your breath away! "
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#8
You made me curious so I looked mine up. I have my CPAP listed as a medical device and OSA is listed as one of my conditions. But the info on my machine (other than what I already put in) isn't there.

Maybe the aliens are saving you for later and needed to make some notes.
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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.




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