Purpose: The treatment of sleep disorders requires intensive patient as well as family education. This education, along with the support we offer to our patients, leads to prompt resolution of problems and improved compliance. It is for this purpose that the Durable Medical Equipment program was initiated at the Sleep Clinic in 1995.
Equipment: We are proud to offer the latest in CPAP/BiPAP technology. Patients are able to select from a wide range of mask or nasal interfaces that result in the best comfort. Although cheaper alternatives exist, the equipment we provide is the best available and from the most reliable manufacturers.
Patient Education: Since patient education is essential for good compliance we make every effort to do it right. Our patients get hands-on practice in our clinic under the supervision of a respiratory therapist to ensure they are comfortable with equipment set-up and use.
Support: When patients have any difficulty, corrective measures and desensitization protocols are promptly initiated,
Insurance Coverage: We are contracted with most insurance companies to provide durable medical equipment for patients who suffer from Obstructive and Sleep Apnea. These include CPAP and BIPAP machines as well as the accessories that go along with them such as: masks, tubing, chin straps, and heated humidifiers.
Some insurance companies purchase the equipment, and others prefer to be billed for the equipment on a monthly basis. Some insurers may either pay rental price up to the purchase price, or pay for a rental period, after which the equipment is purchased.
The Sleep Clinic has been providing our patients with DME services for over 12 years. The staff is very experienced in the different requirements and rules of most insurance companies.
For the benefit of our patients as well as to provide efficient service, we always confirm insurance coverage for our services. We also make sure that we are in compliance with insurance company requirements, and we obtain precertification whenever it is needed.