What you need to know for a good night's rest.

Insurance Replacement Timeframes

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.

The Latest in Mask Technology

Philips: EasyLife

  • Dual cushion design, self-adjusts for easy fitting
  • Headgear straps are the only adjustment needed
  • Comfortable, quiet and lightweight

American HomePatient offers the Philips: EasyLife CPAP mask. It has a dual cushion design and self-adjusts for easy fitting. The headgear straps are the only adjustment needed for a comfortable fit. The Philips: EasyLife mask is easy, comfortable and lightweight.

Fisher & Paykel: Zest

  • Compact, quiet and effortless to use
  • Easy clip silicone seal conforms to face
  • Air diffuser to lessen exhaust noise

American HomePatient offers the Fisher & Paykel: Zest CPAP mask. The CPAP mask is compact, quiet and effortless to use to ease the effects of sleep apnea. The mask uses an easy clip silicone seal that conforms to the face and an air diffuser to lessen exhaust noise.

New Nasal Mask Option

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.

Philips Masks Phasing Out During 2012

Nasal Masks:

  • Profile Lite
  • Comfort Select
  • Simplicity
  • Contour

Full Face:

  • Comfort Full 2

Nasal Pillow:

  • Comfort Lite 2

Tips for Changing Your Nasal Pillow

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:

  • To attach a pillow, pinch the sides so it flexes inward (Figure 1).
  • With the pillow flexed inward, place the opening over the tubing post on the frame (Figure 2).
  • Push the ends of the pillow into the frame so the round nubs on the pillow cushion fill the circles on the right side of the frame and then on the left side of the frame (Figure 3). Massage the pillow into place.

Nasal pillows, provided by American HomePatient, 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.

Removing the Pillow:

To remove the pillow, grab one side and peel it off the frame.

How a Heated Humidifier Makes You More Comfortable

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.