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got my 1st bill today
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(05-02-2015, 04:55 AM)k_ogre Wrote: got my 1st bill for $162.00 witch is funny because the invoice I took home when I got my machine was $102.00 kinda wondering where the extra $60 came from. it's to bad because AJ at the local office is great with helping out but I'm not going to be on the screw me list. I sent a email asking why but I know it going to be some kinda ya ya ya BS reply. looks like I need to find a new DME that takes Medicare.

I have a medicare advantage plan with no deductible and initially they paid 100% of everything. The next year, we had to pay 20% of everything but that did not mean the retail price; it meant the allowed amount/contracted price for that DME. So, if the contracted price is $80 and you have to pay 20% then you owe $16 for machine rental (this is an example only). Medicare generally pays outright for the humidifier. Your supplies are additional as I am sure you know. So you should not be paying $102 for a machine rental per month even if you are out of network. Ask for an itemized statement of the charges.
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(05-02-2015, 09:11 AM)lab rat Wrote: $102 x 12 months = white slavery

Won't be $102/month. First month is higher because it includes humidifier chamber, etc, which isn't rented--you have to buy it straight out.

At least, that's what I had to do with Tricare (which operates on similar rules as Medicare).
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The monthly is $21 my issue is the other mystery $60 that was tacked on to my bill
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Medicare pays 80% of machine, supplies, etc. My machine is 21 bucks a month my part plus 20 % of supplies. That isnt 20% of what dme charges but if what medicare allows. In 13 mo machine is mine and 20 % of supplies are covered.
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(05-04-2015, 08:23 PM)k_ogre Wrote: The monthly is $21 my issue is the other mystery $60 that was tacked on to my bill

what else did you get other than the machine that made your part $102?

yea, humidifier is not rented but still shouldn't add up to $160. If that is what they plan to charge you monthly, take the machine back to them and go somewhere else.

I don't have a deductible for DME but straight medicare may. I dunno.


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Well after waiting for a response to my email I called them directly. What I got was 20 mins of I don't know and numbers different from both my invoice and the bill! And a promise to call me back. Well that P*ssed me off even more so I went to another company told them what's going on and we are going to try to switch company's just don't want to give a dime more to the dishonest proformance home med.
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the latest update Friday I went to a local dme (not a big company) and I'm getting my A10 for 1000.00 so my share is going to be 200.00 today(Monday) I return my machine to the other guys hope it goes easy
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(05-11-2015, 06:03 AM)k_ogre Wrote: the latest update Friday I went to a local dme (not a big company) and I'm getting my A10 for 1000.00 so my share is going to be 200.00 today(Monday) I return my machine to the other guys hope it goes easy
So will that be an AirSense 10 AutoSet?
[size=x-small]Current Settings PS 4.0 over 10.6-18.0 (cmH2O) BiLevel Auto
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Yes which A10? There is a big range from brick to CPAP to Auto to...
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Autoset !!!
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