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The Process to getting a CPAP machine…
CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. CPAP machines are the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, but the process of obtaining a CPAP machine involves several steps and can be confusing. Your doctor will work with you and with a third party distributor (Prodigy Medical) to get you set up on a CPAP machine.
Verifying Insurance Coverage
The first question many people ask when they are going through the process of getting a CPAP machine is whether it will be covered by insurance. Many health care plans include coverage for durable medical equipment, although the coverage varies from plan to plan. Some policies cover a percentage, some cover the total cost and other plans may require that you have met your annual deductible. To determine your individual coverage, the best approach involves calling your insurance company.
Get a Sleep Study
Sleep studies are tests that measure how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems. These tests can help your doctor find out whether you have a sleep disorder and how severe it is. If you have a sleep disorder, you will receive a prescription.
Call or Visit Us!
After you have a prescription and have verified your coverage, you will need to choose a supplier, THAT’S US! We will provide you with the machine, mask, hoses, accessories, and support as long as you are using the machine. We have relationships with insurance companies and will help educate you through this process.
It’s simple, come by our office!
Machine Set Up & Fitting
Once you have a prescription for a CPAP machine, verified your coverage, and visited us, we will want to set up the machine specifically to your needs. We will ask for your permission to obtain copies of your medical records from the prescribing physician in order to verify your diagnosis and treatment settings. During your visit, we will fit you with a CPAP mask, teach you how to put it on, give you instructions on how to operate and clean your machine, and answer any remaining questions. we will follow up with you in a few days and give instructions on any other follow-up care required by your insurance company.
Getting Started and Medical Follow-Up
The process of getting set up on CPAP is not yet over. After you have your machine, you must begin the process of using it and exploring your comfort level with it. In the first few days of use you may experience obstacles. It is important to stay in contact with us and to schedule a follow-up visit with your health care provider to complete the process.