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6/6/10 6:54 P

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I only get one disposable filter a month too. It is ridiculous. If I had thought to check my filters, I probably would have changed them out after two weeks. This was a particularly grubby month. Either my dog was upstairs more, or I slept with the window open more. I don't know what the deal was.



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6/5/10 1:46 P

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I agree with you Cathy. So many things have changed, and for the worse. When I go to get filters or any other supplies for my bipap, the charges are outlandish. They will only issue me one filter per month. They charge $6.28 each!! That is ridiculous! I think that I am going to go on line and order a supply of them. Insurance companies makes it tough on everyone.

Edited by: BRAVEONE92 at: 6/5/2010 (14:01)
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6/4/10 9:52 A

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Good for you. I too need to call. I need new filters. Thanks for the reminder.



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6/4/10 8:57 A

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Thanks Cathy! I'm right there with you on the health care stuff. I'm going to call & get in for the new supplies asap!
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6/4/10 12:13 A

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Acchhhh...You need to get your mask changed out pronto if you can. You probably should get a new hose and plenty of filters. Rates are all going to go up and deductibles are getting higher. Our organization is renegotiating right now.

The insurance companies are punishing our government for its interference in health care.

If that sounds political, I apologize. I just cannot stand a 400% profit for the CEO's when so many children cannot get basic care because their parents can't afford the insurance.



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6/3/10 1:22 P

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Ooo, so glad I came across this--my insurance is also changing July 1. I should find out this info as well. I haven't gotten any new supplies in approx. 2 years......thanks for the "heads up." I really need to pay more attention to this....ugh...

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5/14/10 2:50 A

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I went from Blue Cross to ODE to another ODE in the last three years. My doctor and medical equipment provider, both, accepted the changes in insurance. Both luckily were preferred providers, so I had less to pay out of pocket. I'm with 3dogz. Call your DME to find out what your coverage is and if they are a preferred provider.

Does your current insurance company have a website? You might also be able to look up the answers to your questions on line.



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5/13/10 7:33 P

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It's always a good idea to find out exactly what your insurance will cover. Also, if you like your current DME, you could call them and ask what the procedure is when insurance coverage changes. I'm sure it happens all the time and they should be able to give you the information.

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5/13/10 6:34 P

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Hi All, I got my CPAP machine last May (2009) through Great West. Starting July 1, 2010 I will have a new insurance company--United Healthcare. Does anyone know if there's anything I need to do once the new insurance kicks in?

Praxair is my DME provider and is also listed as the DME for United. Is it just a matter of changing the insurance info with Prax? Or will I need to find out what United will cover?

Health Insurance is one of those things that just sends me screaming! emoticon

Thanks for any info you can give since I'm newer to this than some of you veterans out there. emoticon

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