how often I/we get a new a new CPAP machine?

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how often I/we get a new a new CPAP machine?

Postby avillegas » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:12 am

Hi Linda, its been awhile since I spoken to you, I think you have a little bit more time behind a mask and have more knowledge than I do. Question, how often I/we get a new a new CPAP machine?

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Postby CrohnieToo » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:43 am

The answer is:

1] as often as you can afford

or

2] most insurances only allow a new PAP every 5 years or when the current one is broken w/repair expenses making it more sensible to replace it w/a new one

or

3] if your doctor determines you need a more sophisticated PAP and writes a new script for one, i.e. you "failed" CPAP or otherwise have a justified NEED for a more sophisticated PAP such as a bi-level (bi-levels are NOT the same as an auto PAP).

PAPs are considerably cheaper purchased online out of pocket as the online providers don't take insurance.
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