Many people with obstructive sleep apnea use positive airway pressure therapy because they cannot afford or don’t desire alternative treatments. But get adjusting to CPAP isn’t always easy.
Medicare allows 90 days to meet compliance requirements: Using your machine 70% of the time over a 90 days. Sounds reasonable, until you look deeper.
Getting into the doctor’s office could take weeks. Home health companies have reduced staff and getting adjustments to the mask or the machine takes time. A borderline compliant patient, who skips a night to watch television will not meet insurance guidelines. Patients who don’t meet insurance guidelines are likely to get unexpected medical bills. When the insurance company doesn’t pay for equipment, the home health company sends the bill to you (the patient).
You shouldn’t have to choose between missing your favorite television programs and using CPAP.
I created a video to show you how to watch television while using CPAP. Here’s the link http://bit.ly/2tc2M84