btw I am not the OP.
AND the OP never mentioned a CDL or any need for driving.
To clarify my thought one would think IF this patient has coverage with Kaiser AND had a sleep study AND required a cpap OR Planet Kaiser would not add his equipment to the database.
To repeat: the OP answered the question.
I knew that and wasn't assuming you were the OP OR that OP was a commercial driver. Just pointing out that unless a Kaiser plan has full DME coverage (mine used to and Kaiser has managed to pare down the coverage to the point where I'm not sure they'd even pay for crutches if I broke my leg, although I supposedly
have DME coverage) OR you have a Kaiser Advantage plan (in which case the federal govt. REQUIRES it), they aren't going to pay for DME just because someone needs it, regardless of the need.
Kaiser used to be very proactive about covering CPAP under the theory that it's cheaper to provide a CPAP than treat the stroke or other long-term sequelae of untreated sleep apnea. But not so much anymore unless the govt. makes them.