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got my 1st bill today
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(05-02-2015, 11:21 AM)AlanE Wrote: I just got 6 invoices in the mail. My insurance won't cover 100% of the cost for anything. Looks like I'll be nickle and dimed until I die. At least the machine will be mine after 14 more payments. It is still cheaper than if I bought a mask or parts but really... $5.48 for a filter, insurance paid $4.38 and stuck me with $1.10. This is after I paid my full deductible earlier this year for the the sleep study. Rolleyes

The health insurance I had in 2014 only paid 50% of the Aetna negotiated rate for durable medical equipment. Unless you have animals where pet goo gets sucked up into the filter or you live in the dust bowl, you really only need to change the filter occasionally. Monthly is a DME scam.

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(05-02-2015, 11:21 AM)AlanE Wrote: I just got 6 invoices in the mail. My insurance won't cover 100% of the cost for anything. Looks like I'll be nickle and dimed until I die. At least the machine will be mine after 14 more payments. It is still cheaper than if I bought a mask or parts but really... $5.48 for a filter, insurance paid $4.38 and stuck me with $1.10. This is after I paid my full deductible earlier this year for the the sleep study. Rolleyes

$1.10 is 20% of $5.48
Sounds like Medicare Part B. You should have a Medigap policy to cover that 20% Also, $5.48 is a rip-off for a single filter.

You might actually be able to do better buying filters on Amazon.
I stopped accepting filters from my DME because they were inferior no-name filters. oldman
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So an AirSense 10 AutoSet.

Note there really is no such thing as an A10.

There are:

AirSense 10's (4 models)
AirCurve 10's (4 models)

And there is even a line called AirStart 10's (2 models)

Previous models were S9 and before that S8
Current Settings PS 4.0 over 10.6-18.0 (cmH2O) BiLevel Auto
TNET Sleep Resource Pages
CPAP Machine Database
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(05-11-2015, 07:57 AM)GeoffD Wrote: The health insurance I had in 2014 only paid 50% of the Aetna negotiated rate for durable medical equipment. Unless you have animals where pet goo gets sucked up into the filter or you live in the dust bowl, you really only need to change the filter occasionally. Monthly is a DME scam.

I changed my filter for the first time yesterday. It was dirty. Two cats and a furball for a dog. It was noticeably darker than the replacement.

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Pre-shaved pic. Smile

One of my cats is my avatar. The other one is the female version. (Bengal)


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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you could knit a coat with the fur off that beasty Big Grin
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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Can probably do mittens with the fur we pickup in the vacuum each week.


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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