If you've been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you may be hearing lots of new terms that you're unfamiliar with, including the different types of machines out there to treat your sleep apnea. Having a severe sleep disorder like sleep apnea is already stressful enough, but adding in learning the differences in treatment through APAP machines, BiPAP machines, and CPAP machines, the world of CPAP therapy can be overwhelming. This brings up the major question for many people with sleep apnea: which is better — APAP therapy or CPAP therapy?
Medicare coverage can be confusing, even when you’re not fighting excessive daytime sleepiness. Will it cover CPAP equipment? Will my deductible apply? Do I need another sleep test?
That’s why we’ve made this simple guide to Medicare coverage for CPAP therapy. Below we’ll explore how to get Medicare to cover your CPAP machine (as well as a regular schedule of replacement CPAP supplies) and what you’ll need to do to qualify!