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machine died! Now new doctor and new machine
#1
I was  diagnosed in 2010 and life was good with my machine and me. Then two nights ago it left me with loud beeps flashing lights and service required message. Thanks to what I read on here I've said my goodbyes and have contacted my doctor. Well, turns out that doctor (the specialist) left as well. So now i have to see a new doctor and get a new machine. I like my PRSO but would want the latest greatest with a few upgrades. Humidifier And heated hose for starters. How do I get script written just right? What is the new Philips? I'm worried I'll get stuck with a brick. [img]webkit-fake-url://0b83e30a-f6b2-4ac8-ae62-eb3b3cebdf3d/imagejpeg[/img]
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#2
Funny you should ask,
I'm working on a wiki article for this, not quite ready to "launch" it but . . . 



Machine Type (choose 1) [[1]]

  • CPAP or APAP E0601 (Do Not Use) (If you order by number (E0601) you will very likely get a non-auto, non-data capable brick, not good)

  • ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet (Fixed CPAP, Auto CPAP) (best choice) (E0601)

  • ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her (Fixed CPAP, Auto CPAP) (best choice) (E0601)

  • ResMed AirSense 10 Elite (Fixed CPAP) (E0601)

  • Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto CPAP Machine (DSX500x11) (E0601) (S11 is MAachine only, H11 is Heated Humidifier (best choice), T11 is Heated Humidifier and Heated Tube (best choice))

  • Philips Respironics PR System One REMStar 60 Series Auto with Bluetooth (DS560BT) (older model) (E0601)






Prescription APAP
Rx
Ordering Physician:
Physician's Address:
Phone:
Fax:

Patient: 
DOB:

DAW (Dispense as Written) 
Diagnosis:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Adult Pediatric g47.33
Estimated Lehgth of Service ___ lifetime / 99 ___ Months
Machine Type

  • ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet
Pressure or Pressure Range: (value from titration study or Dr) or 8-20 CM/H2O, EPR 2 CM/H2O
Humidifier(s)

  • Heated Humidifier E0562
CPAP Mask/Interface/Delivery System:

  • CPAP Mask, Patient Preference
Supplies:

  • All Related Supplies
The following dispensable equipment is necessary for the proper use of the equipment and is not a part of the CPAP, BiLevel, BiLevel ST, BiLevel SV or AVAPs machine when purchased and needs to be replaced on a regular basis:

  • Nasal Pillows (A7033)

  • Nasal Mask (A7034)

  • Full Face Mask (A7030)

  • Oral Interface (A7044)

  • Headgear (A7035)

  • Full Face Cushion (A7031)

  • Chinstrap (A7036)

  • Exhalation Port/Swivel (A7045)

  • Tubing (A7037)

  • Heated Humidifier Tubing w/ Heating Element (A4604)

  • Humidifier Chamber (A7046)

  • Mask Cushion (A7032)

  • Disposable Filters (A7038)

  • Non-Disposable Filters (A7039)

The above named patient was diagnosed as indicated. Due to the potentially dangerous consequences of disturbed sleep and sleep deprivation, which include the possibility of falling asleep in critical situations, treatment of this condition is considered mandatory rather than elective, on a nightly basis for a long term to lifetime duration (99 months).

Physician's Signature: 
NPI:
Date: 
License:
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#3
That is very helpful thank you. What are the numbers (E0601), (A7046) and others in parentheses are the office codes or part/model numbers?
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#4
(05-03-2017, 04:29 PM)bonjour Wrote: Funny you should ask,
I'm working on a wiki article for this, not quite ready to "launch" it but . . . 



Machine Type (choose 1) [[1]]
  • CPAP or APAP E0601 (Do Not Use) (If you order by number (E0601) you will very likely get a non-auto, non-data capable brick, not good)

  • ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet (Fixed CPAP, Auto CPAP) (best choice) (E0601)

  • ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her (Fixed CPAP, Auto CPAP) (best choice) (E0601)

  • ResMed AirSense 10 Elite (Fixed CPAP) (E0601)

  • Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto CPAP Machine (DSX500x11) (E0601) (S11 is MAachine only, H11 is Heated Humidifier (best choice), T11 is Heated Humidifier and Heated Tube (best choice))

  • Philips Respironics PR System One REMStar 60 Series Auto with Bluetooth (DS560BT) (older model) (E0601)






Prescription APAP
Rx
Ordering Physician:
Physician's Address:
Phone:
Fax:

Patient: 
DOB:

DAW (Dispense as Written) 
Diagnosis:
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Adult Pediatric g47.33
Estimated Lehgth of Service ___ lifetime / 99 ___ Months
Machine Type
  • ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet
Pressure or Pressure Range: (value from titration study or Dr) or 8-20 CM/H2O, EPR 2 CM/H2O
Humidifier(s)
  • Heated Humidifier E0562
CPAP Mask/Interface/Delivery System:
  • CPAP Mask, Patient Preference
Supplies:
  • All Related Supplies
The following dispensable equipment is necessary for the proper use of the equipment and is not a part of the CPAP, BiLevel, BiLevel ST, BiLevel SV or AVAPs machine when purchased and needs to be replaced on a regular basis:
  • Nasal Pillows (A7033)

  • Nasal Mask (A7034)

  • Full Face Mask (A7030)

  • Oral Interface (A7044)

  • Headgear (A7035)

  • Full Face Cushion (A7031)

  • Chinstrap (A7036)

  • Exhalation Port/Swivel (A7045)

  • Tubing (A7037)

  • Heated Humidifier Tubing w/ Heating Element (A4604)

  • Humidifier Chamber (A7046)

  • Mask Cushion (A7032)

  • Disposable Filters (A7038)

  • Non-Disposable Filters (A7039)

The above named patient was diagnosed as indicated. Due to the potentially dangerous consequences of disturbed sleep and sleep deprivation, which include the possibility of falling asleep in critical situations, treatment of this condition is considered mandatory rather than elective, on a nightly basis for a long term to lifetime duration (99 months).

Physician's Signature: 
NPI:
Date: 
License:
Mostly insurance codes.  Note that EVERY CPAP, APAP from bricks to the top of the line has the same insurance code.
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#5
Hi Bjazzman,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hopefully, you will find a new doc that you can work with, and that you get a new machine, soon.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
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#6
Thanks Trish6hundred day three without and I'm starting to feel the effects greatly. I have doctor visit on Monday for a "consultation" then probably have to wait a week to get sleep study done. Then a few more days to have that sent to the doctor just so he can write the script (you know the one I'm going to give him :-)) so I can get the machine I want.
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#7
(05-03-2017, 07:31 PM)Bjazzman Wrote: Thanks Trish6hundred day three without and I'm starting to feel the effects greatly. I have doctor visit on Monday for a "consultation" then probably have to wait a week to get sleep study done. Then a few more days to have that sent to the doctor just so he can write the script (you know the one I'm going to give him :-)) so I can get the machine I want.

Honestly if you are not opposed to paying out of pocket, you can get a Dreamstation APAP for less than $450USD online. I'd do that rather than wait.
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#8
If I get any more irritable or irritating which ever word my wife used she may buy it for me. She did offer to hold a pillow over my face until I fall asleep. I said she had to promise to remove the pillow and she smiled and smiled and I'm sleeping down stairs now with the door locked.

I'm so glad I found this site wish I would have found it sooner.
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#9
LOL at your convo with your wife!

I guess this is a good reminder to us to be in communication with our Primary Care Managers (our main doctor) about our sleep apnea, so when it comes time for a new machine they can more easily feel comfortable writing the script without making us prove the need again.
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#10
The DreamStation Auto Cpap DSX500T11 with heated humidifier and heated hose is available complete on Amazon for $405 and up. Most of those suppliers are DMEs in real life that fill out their sales by offering discounted sales online. You should carefully consider the amount of time and money that might be required to see the doctor, get a sleep study and obtain a machine that may or may not be as good as this one. The Dreamstation is a direct replacement for your PRS1 550 Auto, with all the upgrades and features you said you wanted. Set the pressure to your old prescription and go.

FWIW, your sleep apnea is going nowhere. A new sleep study is not going to help anything but the clinic's bottom line. If you have any records from your first study, or copes of your prescription, that is usually sufficient to avoid future studies. It is very important (as you are finding) to retain these records personally, as doctors and clinics seem to disappear in time.

If you need a machine to bridge to one covered by insurance, don't overlook your local Craigslist. It's not a bad idea to have a second machine on standby, just in case.

From the sound of the malfunction of your CPAP, I may have a way for you to easily fix it. Please see this post: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...#pid203661 Good luck!
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