Medicare and the CPAP Recall

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snorebeard
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Medicare and the CPAP Recall

Post by snorebeard » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:42 pm

When you get a replacement from Phillips in the Recall, does it affect your Medicare if you dont ask for a new one? I might be entitled to a new one after five years, but didnt want to go through the hassle since this one works fine, and its doing its job, is quiet and reliable, and the data works with my original Sleepyhead software, which was a bitch to get set up.

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Machine is System One Remstar Auto CPAP with A-Flex

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ChicagoGranny
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Re: Medicare and the CPAP Recall

Post by ChicagoGranny » Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:37 pm

Will members understand what you have done, what you want to do, and what you are asking? You want to reword your post?

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Okie bipap
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Re: Medicare and the CPAP Recall

Post by Okie bipap » Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:33 pm

Medicare no longer allows a new machine every five years. They will only authorize a new machine if there is something wrong with the machine and the cost to repair is too high.
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LSAT
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Re: Medicare and the CPAP Recall

Post by LSAT » Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:11 pm

FYI...Sleepyhead was replaces by Oscar. It's easy to convert.
oscar -
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