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anyone use cigna home study?
If so care to share?
Wife needs study but I can't imagine her going now she knows they vid the study session....

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
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04-23-2015 08:04 AM
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RE: anyone use cigna home study?
I have Cigna PPO Plus for health insurance. I don't know about a "Cigna home study" but I did a home study with an in-network provider. My healthcare is all done at the Oregon Health Sciences University and in general everything they do is in network for Cigna which is handy.

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04-23-2015 05:06 PM
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Mark Douglas Offline

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Machine: Sys 1 (60) RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-Flex 760P Auto Bi-Level (Variabl
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: PR Wisp
Humidifier: PR Sys One heated
CPAP Pressure: RiseTime 3 Fxd E-9.0 / I-11.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

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RE: anyone use cigna home study?
The rub is probably that cigna requires a board certified person to order any sleep study. I think this called shooting oneself in the foot. Though likely it's a CYA response to ridiculous law suit awards.

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
04-23-2015 09:28 PM
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me50 Offline

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RE: anyone use cigna home study?
a primary care doc is board certified or they wouldn't be a doctor. most of my sleep studies were ordered by a pcp.
04-23-2015 09:35 PM
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Mark Douglas Offline

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Posts: 513
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Sys 1 (60) RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-Flex 760P Auto Bi-Level (Variabl
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: PR Wisp
Humidifier: PR Sys One heated
CPAP Pressure: RiseTime 3 Fxd E-9.0 / I-11.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Sex: Male
Location: SW Ohio

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RE: anyone use cigna home study?
Will look again. I may have misread. I do know mega monster hospital sleep center refused my GPs order for a sleep study because I hand carried it to said mmhsc front desk.
My interpretation was cigna required board cert in sleep medicine.

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
04-23-2015 09:53 PM
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RE: anyone use cigna home study?
(04-23-2015 09:53 PM)Mark Douglas Wrote:  Will look again. I may have misread. I do know mega monster hospital sleep center refused my GPs order for a sleep study because I hand carried it to said mmhsc front desk.
My interpretation was cigna required board cert in sleep medicine.

Not sure why they didn't like hand carried orders but oh well. Have your doc fax it to them.

My regular doc ordered a sleep study. It was done. The doc on staff where I had the sleep study done then faxed the script over to my regular doc who then signed it and then I got my machine. That was my first test.

I learned a lot since then, especially from this forum and so when my new doc wrote the script (he specialized in sleep disorders) and it was not for an auto, I called him and asked for an auto. Since I was being switched to a VPAP, I wasn't going to get one that was not an auto just in case. Those machines are expensive and I wanted to be able to have a range just in case. I still don't understand how my pressure range can be an auto but I have not had time to learn about it with all that is going on with trying to save some children for several years now. Some things are just pretty urgent, time consuming and we had to prioritize. So yea it is true that I have no clue how my machine works. Sorry for rambling off track.
(This post was last modified: 04-24-2015 12:47 AM by me50.)
04-24-2015 12:44 AM
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