I'm really lucky my insurance changed in 2013 and I have a new DME. It was really funny- the DME tech stayed in touch with me keeping me up to date on the process of getting the new machine. The doctor's tech would not send all the paperwork needed however. The tech at the dr's office told me when I called to ask them again to send the needed paperwork- "if that DME gives you any trouble, call me". He was the holdup not the DME.
Now I'm the proud owner of a brand new, 0 hour, not a scratch on it, ASV machine and a new quattro FX mask. Last night was the first night with the new mask. I knew how to put it on and the DME adjusted it for me- not one leak during the night. The DME was great!
I turned in my old machine 10 days ago because I was going to have to pay 60% of the $700+/month rental and with my old insurance they would never pay the machine off, I would have to keep renting forever. I used my old AUTO 25 in the interim and my AHI shout up to the upper 20's. With the ASV it's 4-8.
This is great! Please let us know how it works out for you!
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01-30-2013, 12:28 PM
(This post was last modified: 01-30-2013, 12:30 PM by trish6hundred.)
I'm glad you were able to get a new machine and mask. It sounds like your DME is looking out for you, GREAT to hear.