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I have discussed my sleeping issues with my physician, he thinks I may need a CPAP Machine. Is this covered by Medicare?
a CPAP machine and its accessories are a Medicare covered item;
Medicare will pay for a CPAP machine and its ongoing supplies. However,
this is based on the patient. You must go for a overnight Sleep Study where
they will monitor your sleep patterns. At that time you will be fitted
with a CPAP mask for comfort and your sleep data will be recorded to
prove need. Should it be determined that CPAP or BiPap therapy is
effective, your CPAP machine can be ordered.
If you choose to
have Medicare cover the cost of the CPAP machine, it is done as a rental-to-own over 13 months. Recently, Medicare added and now requires
compliance testing. Over a period 60-90 days, the CPAP or BiPap machine
will wirelessly record and transmit your sleep patterns. The Physician
will evaluate the results, determine patient usage, and verify that the
correct machine and settings are being used. The full billing and usage guidelines can be found here.
I have been using my CPAP machine for a few months and the mask is cracked. Will Medicare pay for a new one? If
the CPAP or BiPap machine has been provided by Medicare, your CPAP mask
and all supplies, are all covered items and can be replaced based on
the Medicare schedule. Attached is the Medicare Replacement policy!
I see different machines: CPAP, Auto-CPAP and BiPap Machines. What is the difference? CPAP: The CPAP machine delivers a predetermined level of pressure.
It releases a stream of compressed air through a hose to the nose mask
and keeps the upper airway open under continuous air pressure. This air
pressure prevents obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs as a result of
narrowing of the airway due to the relaxation of upper respiratory tract
muscles during sleep. This machine helps to increase the oxygen flow by
keeping the airway open. CPAP, though initially used to treat sleep
apnea, is also used for patients with neuromuscular diseases and
Auto-CPAP, or Automatic Positive Airway
Pressure machine, automatically adjusts the air pressure according to the
patient's requirement at a particular time. A basic difference between
CPAP and BiPAP is that the BiPAP is used mostly when the CPAP is
ineffective for treating sleep apnea.
BiPAP: The BiPAP, a non
invasive ventilation machine, delivers two levels of pressure.
Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure (IPAP) is a high amount of
pressure, applied when the patient inhales and a low Expiratory Positive
Airway Pressure (EPAP) during exhalation. BiPAP is used to treat
central sleep apnea and severe obstructive sleep apnea. It is also
prescribed for patients who suffer from respiratory and heart diseases.
Thank you for visiting the CPAP- BIPAP Section of the Medical Department Store. We carry high quality CPAP/BIPAP machines from the top manufacturers such as: Invacare, Fisher Paykel, Resmed and Respironics. We pride ourselves on being preferred providers for both Resmed and Respironics.
We also carry a full line of replacement parts for CPAP/BIPAP machines including: Tubing, Hoses, Chinstraps and Headgear Straps as well as a broad selection of CPAP masks. If you have any questions about our Sleep Apnea Product lines, please feel free call us at 1-866-218-0902 or E-mail Client Services.
Should you require an item not listed, or if your needs are specialized, please contact our sales department,