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Home Sleep Study - Low AHI but significant desat
#61
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Glad to hear you doctor appointment went so well. I though your case was very straight-forward and the need for bilevel was well established by what you have documented throughout this thread. Well done on making a persuasive argument for your health. In the interest of helping others, what do you think most influenced your doctor to come to this conclusion?
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That's a good question...

In this case, my new PCP is a DO, so she's a bit more focused on whole-person care.  She started in a mindset that was open to the discussion.

In the end, she was pretty clear that having data helped, but actually understanding the data was the deciding factor.  I could answer her "why" questions as she absorbed the information I was giving her.  So she was comfortable that the plan made sense.  

Your pre-written prescription language was super helpful.  She took it and copied it verbatim.  She said that allowed her to skip the titration/sleep study requirement completely.
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Congrats, sounds like you actually have a good doctor
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(03-19-2024, 03:23 PM)ArcherNeedsSleep Wrote: That's a good question...
Your pre-written prescription language was super helpful.  She took it and copied it verbatim.  She said that allowed her to skip the titration/sleep study requirement completely.

That's good to know. I'll try to include that information when it's clear and relevant.
PS. You went to Lanky Lefty before me? Oh my!
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(03-19-2024, 04:11 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: PS. You went to Lanky Lefty before me?  Oh my!

You need to make some videos, too....you'd be a YouTube sensation.   Big Grin

(Sorry. Won't happen again.  I definitely get the best advice here.)
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Next on Apnea Board YouTube, dealing with crazy DMEs

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SarcasticDave94, you are so right....

I hadn't heard anything for nearly two weeks, so I asked the doc for the DME contact info.  When I reached them, the DME said that it's taking 6-8 weeks to get through the insurance queue, then another 2 weeks for their schedulers to call me, with up to another month more before I can pick up a machine.

Oh-jeez
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#68
RE: Home Sleep Study - Low AHI but significant desat
Back in 2017 when I was waiting impatiently for my ASV, I was calling insurance customer service, DME and doctor as well, alternating daily between those 3. Especially important when first, the doctors office messed up something about the script, then insurance lost the script and order, and this added to delays.

Not to forget the DME, they were sending me messages saying the ASV would be ready next day, before they ever sent it. Repeat that about 6 times, I did type this correct, 6 bungled messages.

Call so they don't forget.
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#69
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That's great advice that I plan to follow!
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