CPAP Machine

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Jul 11 13 Comments

It seems that I’ll need a CPAP machine to get good sleep for the rest of my life.

Has anyone ever purchased it online with the prescription instead of ordering through the doctor’s office? The quote I’m getting is $900 for the equipment while I can buy everything online for $600...

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  • Zuora
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    Depends on your insurance, I just went through this whole process. Insurance only covered half the device cost and would pay monthly for 8 months to rent the device. My out of pocket just for co-pay to rent the device was going to be $450. Decided to purchase a device in full from Helpmedicialsupplies (similar to cpap.com)

    Cpap is on the way so I can’t give any feedback on my experience yet but after extensive research I decided on the Resmed 10 AutoSet. The reality is there are only two leading device providers - Resmed and Phillips.

    Philips seems to have a sleeker looking device and better app but Resmed device has better reviews in terms of quality, consistency, and noise.

    Good luck, I was in denial about having sleep apnea and am not looking forward to sleeping with a mask around my face but hopefully it’ll improve my quality of sleep and life 🤞
    Jul 11 4
    • Cloudera Ohheythere
      I recommend getting the nasal pillows instead of the bulkier masks, but try both styles to see which you like more
      Jul 11
    • Zuora
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      Thanks. I’ll give it a try, starting off with the Resmed F20 mask
      Jul 11
    • Amazon Cologne
      OP
      I’ll call my doctor and see if this is an option. It sounds like this is the right approach to save a few hundred dollars.
      Jul 11
    • Amazon Cologne
      OP
      I think I’ll be getting the same Resmed model with humidifier. It just looks like the most solid one.
      Jul 12
  • Cloudera Ohheythere
    I have Kaiser. I bought online at CPAP.com. It comes preconfigured based on your prescription. I spent $400 on a new machine but old model. Then, I brought it into Kaiser to have them verify the machine was configured correctly. The data for mine gets dumped into an sd card that I brought in after 30 days for them to do a follow-up. Newer models can stream the data. For a few hundred bucks, I'd rather just drive to Kaiser and drop off an sd card
    Jul 11 3
    • Amazon Cologne
      OP
      Does my doctor have to send the prescription to CPAP.com for me to order or could I just ask for a printout and put in the configuration myself? I’m probably going to buy the newer model that streams data as well.
      Jul 12
    • Cloudera Ohheythere
      You can just get a printout or PDF and upload it to cpap.com

      Hope it helps you as much as it's helped me.
      Jul 12
    • Amazon Cologne
      OP
      Thank you. This is exactly the advice I was hoping for. :3
      Jul 13
  • Amazon Cologne
    OP
    Thanks for all the useful advice everyone! Yeah my insurance is not covering it since I haven’t met the deductible so this will be out of pocket. I think renting is not much cheaper so I’d rather buy outright.
    Jul 11 0
  • Microsoft kBkd38
    Buy from doctor so they can monitor and adjust remotely. They might not have the capabilities when buying used.
    Jul 11 0
  • Cisco / Data tusctusc
    I have done it both ways. I have seen some slightly used go for less than 40 percent of a new one. I bought mine new. If you know enough about the machines, then buying outright might make sense.

    Otherwise, buy through a doctor, if you do not like the one you got, you can return it. This is not medical advice, just my opinion.
    Jul 11 0
  • eBay #tav5/$A+
    Best to buy from either a doc’s office or retail in case you need to return a part for replacement. Is it partially covered by insurance?
    Jul 11 0

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