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by SleepGeek
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser

Can you think of yet another reason to double dump Kaiser/Apria? You make it sound very easy to dump Kaiser, but that's not always the case. This from the OP... I have Kaiser/Medicare health insurance, and had Kaiser before that when I was working. I've used a CPAP machine for years, and it was tim...
by SleepGeek
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Okay I did a different home study for 2nd opinion called Watchpat One. Here are the results. Any input?
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Okay I did a different home study for 2nd opinion called Watchpat One. Here are the results. Any input?

Looks like I need to get my hands on a cpap machine asap. Lofta is offering me a Resmed airsense 10 with full face mask for $970. Make sure you get an auto cpap and don't get one of the chinese cpaps. Also make sure its an auto that is compatible with OSCAR - you can research that right here. You w...
by SleepGeek
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser

Since I am no longer on Kaiser's DME plan, I don't know if this has changed, but when I was, Kaiser had it's own formulary for masks with Crapria. I'm sure that's part of their Crapria contract to keep costs low. So the result was that Kaiser prescriptions had to specify exactly which mask, and you...
by SleepGeek
Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser

When I needed some supplies I called them up, ordered what I needed, and was given the option of receiving a bill or paying by credit card. I chose to charge it. First mistake is never, ever give Apria a credit card, for any reason. Tell them you don't have one or IF you must -- give them a Pre-pai...
by SleepGeek
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser

From the OP:
dconeill wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:52 am
I've used a CPAP machine for years, and it was time to get a new one.
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Anybody have any suggestions for shaking loose a prescription for such a machine from Kaiser?
by SleepGeek
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser

Anybody have any suggestions for shaking loose a prescription for such a machine from Kaiser? As mentioned you should request your equipment order (and a copy of your sleep study) in writing - but request it from both Kaiser and Apria, they both have it. Since Open Enrollment is coming is a few wee...
by SleepGeek
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Did you get your flu vaccine?
Replies: 86
Views: 2439

Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

My wife and I got our flu shots at the same time, a couple weeks ago. Interestingly, she said it was the most painful flu shot she had gotten, whereas I didn't even feel the needle. Pure chance, hit a nerve or something in her and missed everything for me. IMO its the way the person gets injected -...
by SleepGeek
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: YEA My First Oscar submission
Replies: 66
Views: 1266

Re: YEA My First Oscar submission

There's almost no legitimate reason to lower the maximum pressure, unless you're having aerophagia (air swallowing), then there's really no reason to limit the max pressure. aerophagia is one reason. I think another is that docs (and others who know) want the *new* patient and their body to adjust ...
by SleepGeek
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Alternatives to OSCAR
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Alternatives to OSCAR

While I wait for the Airsense 11 compatible version of OSCAR, is there an alternative that I can use in the meantime? While I don't have an 11 - IF Resmed retained any of the features from the 10 you will have data displayed on the screen under "Sleep Report" right after turning the cpap off. That ...
by SleepGeek
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Airsense 11 and 12 volt Adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Airsense 11 and 12 volt Adapter

Thank you everyone! I agree, why does Resmed keep changing the AC plugs?? Why do laptop vendors keep changing the AC plugs? The plug for the S9, ick. Air 10? like newer laptops Air 11? like newest laptops. A Fair comparison... https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&fie...
by SleepGeek
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Philips Dreamstation 2 need help (asap)
Replies: 38
Views: 904

Re: Philips Dreamstation 2 need help (asap)

We using DS2 for delivering oxygen to patient. Problem is that it has this "auto on/off" feature on, which making therapy useless because we need constant pressure. How to turn off this feature? Always write down ALL of your settings before changing even one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6KXUil...
by SleepGeek
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Closed MRI
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Closed MRI

When I've had an MRI they ask what kind of music and give you headphones. I've had a dental procedure where I had No Recall but the doc said I was able to follow his directions - it was Versed I think. IMO an MRI is so much better than what they used to do - "Exploratory Surgery" - cut you open just...
by SleepGeek
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Provider mentioned I cant use SD card with rental Airsense 10 Autoset
Replies: 22
Views: 806

Re: Provider mentioned I cant use SD card with rental Airsense 10 Autoset

seeker wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:58 pm
The person on the phone wasn't aware of what OSCAR was and I'm not sure they knew you could read data from an SD card. I wonder if that is why they told me 'no' on the phone.
I feel sure they have no idea what Oscar is and likely don't want to know.

Follow Pugsys lead and you will do fine.
by SleepGeek
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: cleaning routine
Replies: 26
Views: 774

Re: cleaning routine

Whatever you do avoid - as in stay away from - any and ALL Ozone Cleaners as the only thing they clean are wallets. I found this on the Resmed site: In a sink or tub, clean your mask cushion and headgear to remove any oils. Gently rub with soap and warm, drinking-quality water...Rinse again thorough...