Welcome to Insurance Lovers Medicare Won't Pay for CPAP

It doesn't thing if you lot lot convey used a CPAP for sleep apnea for years. Unless you lot lot tin convince Medicare you lot lot take away the machine, they won't pay for your CPAP.

Your doctor says you lot lot take away a CPAP.

The AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine) says you lot lot convey OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea).

But until Medicare says you lot lot take away a CPAP, they won't pay for it.

Until 2013, getting Medicare Part B to comprehend the damage of a CPAP was not a problem. But inwards 2009 the Obama management ordered the IAG to review claim payments by times Medicare to brand upward one's hear ways to eliminate waste, fraud every bit good every bit abuse.

The IAG study, released inwards June of 2013, said the following.

"beneficiaries receiving CPAP treatment may convey received more than supplies than were medically necessary"

Emphasis added.

The written study further stated,

Even though the written study showed that the loose of supplies did not operate past times the recommended replacement schedule it also stated that if person DID lead keep more than supplies than necessary that would alive on wasteful spending.

Let that sink inwards for a moment.

Medicare is always looking for ways to salve money. Problem is, their way is to shift more than of the damage of tending to folks who tin to the lowest flat afford to pay.

Most Medicare beneficiaries convey pre-paid for their benefits over many twelvemonth via FICA payroll taxes. Now that we convey reached the historic catamenia where we convey earned a right to collect, DC is finding ways to deny us access to Medicare benefits.

For more than information on the challenges of getting Medicare to comprehend the damage of your care, read Does Medicare Pay for CPAP?

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