Your insurance provider may reimburse you for the cost of these items:*
|Full Face Cushion||1 per month|
|Disposable Filter (white)||2 per month|
|Replaceable Pillow or Cushions||2 per month|
|Mask||1 every 3 months|
|Tubing||1 every 3 months|
|Non-Disposable Filter (gray)||1 every 6 months|
|Headgear||1 every 6 months|
|Disposable Heated Humidification Chamber||1 every 6 months|
|Chin Strap||1 every 6 months|
*Co-pays, deductibles and replacement frequency of items may vary based on insurance carrier and coverage provider under your insurance plan. American HomePatient must verify insurance coverage of any item(s) ordered before shipping to patients.
Fisher & Paykel: Zest
Philips/Respironics EasyLife Nasal Mask:
This new mask from Respironics uses Auto Seal technology and a unique dual cushion design for a comfortable fit and a firm seal. This technology enables the mask to adjust automatically for a quick, no-hassle fit. The mask has a lightweight design and was created with fewer parts, which makes it simpler for daily use.
Nasal pillows are in direct contact with the nostril, so it is important to keep them clean and in good working order. Medicare and most insurance cover replacement pillows twice per month. Pillows vary by manufacturer, but the instructions below can serve as a general guide for proper use.
Attaching the Pillow:
Removing the Pillow:
To remove the pillow, grab one side and peel it off the frame.
Heated humidification was developed to condition the air you breathe as you sleep, adding humidity and increasing air temperature. The force of air from your CPAP machine can be difficult to adjust to, particularly as it removes moisture from the nasal cavity. It interferes with your nose doing its normal job of warming, humidifying and filtering the air.
Heated humidification helps perform these functions, and is proven to help patients become more comfortable with sleep therapy and improve CPAP compliance.
If you do not have heated humidification on your machine and would like to find out if this could make you more comfortable with your sleep therapy, ask your CPAP specialist for more information.
Call 877-221-8763 to speak with an American HomePatient CPAP specialist if you have additional questions.