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couple dumb n00b questions
OK. in regards to the pap police, since my machine is still in lease (insurance company requires use of like 20 days/month with at least 5 hours per use) for 3 more months, are they going to cry that i am adjusting my machine on my own?

with this in mind, would you recommend that i shut your machine off for a toilet break/water break/take doggy outside break during the night or just leave it run unattended?
04-30-2015 11:29 PM
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RE: couple dumb n00b questions
I would turn the machine off, leaving it on might skew the data
04-30-2015 11:48 PM
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RE: couple dumb n00b questions
(04-30-2015 11:29 PM)aquacifer Wrote:  OK. in regards to the pap police, since my machine is still in lease (insurance company requires use of like 20 days/month with at least 5 hours per use) for 3 more months, are they going to cry that i am adjusting my machine on my own?

THEY probably won't even notice that you are adjusting your machine. I am curious about what insurance company and/or DME told you that you have to use your machine at least 5 hours per use (I don't know anyone that takes 5 hour naps....just kidding). They usually watch for 3 months of compliance (with me, they only watched one month because I was compliant all 30 days. The DME tried to tell me I would have to start all over with complaint data because I had a titration study in December and did not use my machine that night of course. I guess that she forgot the guidelines don't say 100% of the time. Medicare guidelines are as follows:

Adherence to CPAP is defined as usage greater or equal to 4 hours per night on 70% of nights during a consecutive 30 days anytime during the first 3 months of initial usage.


with this in mind, would you recommend that i shut your machine off for a toilet break/water break/take doggy outside break during the night or just leave it run unattended?

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05-01-2015 12:20 AM
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RE: couple dumb n00b questions
I've found that most DME's (pap police) are only interested in how many hours you use the machine and getting paid. They could care less if your therapy is effective as long as they get paid. It's all about the money for them.
05-01-2015 07:14 AM
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RE: couple dumb n00b questions
If you run a humidifier, that much moist air flowing freely through the tube may produce excess condensation. In some circumstances.



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05-01-2015 08:30 AM
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RE: couple dumb n00b questions
(04-30-2015 11:29 PM)aquacifer Wrote:  OK. in regards to the pap police, since my machine is still in lease (insurance company requires use of like 20 days/month with at least 5 hours per use) for 3 more months, are they going to cry that i am adjusting my machine on my own?

with this in mind, would you recommend that i shut your machine off for a toilet break/water break/take doggy outside break during the night or just leave it run unattended?

Hi aquacifer,
I turn my machine off if I get up. I think you are asking that question because you feel it would add to compliance hours, but it doesn't.

The machine has the capability to know whether the blower is just running or if you are actually using it. The machines can detect every breath you take, therefore there is no breath taken if your not attached to it. There is a difference between blower hours and user hours.

Oh, and there are no Pap Police. DME's only care about compliance so they can get paid. They probably don't notice if you change settings.

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05-01-2015 09:38 AM
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RE: couple dumb n00b questions
turn it off.
05-01-2015 10:22 AM
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