What to do when you need new supplies

The steps to replacement can be easy when you rely on your CPAP equipment provider to help you stay on track. They can work with you to plan a program that fits your lifestyle and help you get the most out of your CPAP therapy. Ask your provider which of these services they offer and how to get started:

• Reminder programs to help you stay on track with your replacement schedule

• Convenient home delivery

• Personalized resupply plan

• Insurance forms filed on your behalf

Will your insurance cover part replacement?

Many health insurance providers will pay for regular maintenance and replacement of your equipment. Check with your provider to find out what your plan covers.

Do you qualify for a new device?

Every health insurance provider is different, but many of them follow the guidelines established by Medicare for CPAP supplies and replacement. If you don't qualify for a new device, you may want to consider AirMini™, which serves as a perfect secondary or portable CPAP and makes traveling with CPAP easier.

For CPAP devices, here are the Medicare guidelines:

Device is more than 5 years old

Medicare will consider covering replacement of a device past the five-year lifetime in cases of irreparable wear if the item has been in continuous use by the patient for the equipment’s useful lifetime.

Device is less than 5 years old

Medicare will consider covering replacement of a device before its five-year lifetime expires if the item is lost, irreparably damaged, or the patient’s medical condition changes and the item no longer satisfies the medical needs of the patient.

Do you already have a ResMed Air10 device? Stay on track throughout your sleep apnea therapy journey with myAir. myAir is an online support program and app that is available with ResMed AirSense™ 10 and AirCurve™ 10 devices. It automatically sends your CPAP machine data to your computer or smartphone, letting you know how you slept the night before.