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CPAP Machine Repair & Loaner?


#1

Where can one get a CPAP machine repaired (on/off button failing)? What do you do when you need it every night? Do repair places offer loaners?


#2

Your dr. Script shud allow med supply. Place give ya temp replace. And send repair. No cost to you. G


#3

If you received it through a local provider, ask for a loaner. If you got it online, put their customer service to work; they should also provide you a loaner.


#4

Thanks, but got it a number of years ago from a physician. Don’t know exactly what the source was.


#5

@Ikesilver You might be due to get a new machine; typically, they last only around 3 years and insurance will usually cover a new one. It never hurts to ask about it; the new machines are so quiet and effective. I have a friend who just replaced his really old (like, 10 years old?) machine and now he’s kicking himself for not doing it sooner.


#6

That is so true, Tamara. And should insurance not be available, there is an inexpensive equipment program offered by ASAA. You can read the details here: http://www.sleepapnea.org/resources/cpap-assistance-program.html


#7

Thanks for the suggestions. When I got the machine it was paid for by private insurance. Now, after becoming a geezer, I’m on Medicare and I don’t know what the replacement policy is. One sleep doc mentioned that it would have to be “broken” before they would replace it.
I guess I have some research to do.


#8

Definitely look into what Medicare would cover. It seems to me that a broken power button on the machine should qualify as “broken.” :wink:


#9

Not true medicare will pay