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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.
Yes a CPAP machine and it's accessory's are a Medicare covered item, Medicare will pay for a CPAP machine and its ongoing supply's. However this is based on the patient, going for a overnight Sleep Study, were 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, its 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 wireless record and transmit your sleep patterns. The Physician will evaluate this result, and determine patient usage, and 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, this 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
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.