Guest wrote:I had to pick up mine too. It wasn't until I filed a complaint that I found out and you know the face-to-face is required every 6 months now too?
Maybe call Medicare yourself and put this to rest but that is what they told me. They haven't been to my house since either. I think the idea is to make sure it is set up correctly and you have what is needed to meet compliance.
I have not been able to find the 6 month requirement in the Medicare rules, but I have seen it in the Afordable Care Act rules, and Medicare follows the ACA guidelines. I can't find the reference right now, but my doctor has gone to the 6 month rule. It's really not that much of a problem since it only takes a few minutes for them to read my SD card to verify I have been using the machine and then talk to the nurse practitioner for two or three minutes and pick up a script on the way out.
|Machine: AirCurve™ 10 VAuto BiLevel Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier|
|Mask: Amara View Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear|
|Additional Comments: IPAP 20, PS 3, no ramp, Sleepyhead software|