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CPAP Machines Being Monitored: Obamacare?
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Posted on 07/12/2013 8:09:44 PM PDT by Toespi

My husband got a new CPAP machine today, "latest technology". Here's the thing and it is stunning. His doctor warned him he MUST use it nightly as it has a chip in it that communicates with insurance/Medicare. If he doesn't use it regularly, his driver's license can be revoked. Anyone familiar with this?


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1 posted on 07/12/2013 8:09:44 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi

I think your Doctor is telling a big one in hopes of getting him to seriously try the machine enough to get used to it.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 8:11:44 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Toespi

I think your Doctor is telling a big one in hopes of getting him to seriously try the machine enough to get used to it.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 8:11:45 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Toespi

My mother has one and I don’t see anything on her machine that would do that.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 8:12:30 PM PDT by Nowhere Man ("We have met the enemy, he is us!" - Pogo Possum - 1971)
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To: Toespi

they all do have some id number


5 posted on 07/12/2013 8:14:15 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Toespi

DL revoked for failing to comply with doctor’s orders? Sure why not? The government claims it is ok to revoke DL for child support.

Never give thugs control.


6 posted on 07/12/2013 8:14:57 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: DannyTN

i have one, i use it every night, there is a smart card in it that monitors my usage. (for the purpose of treatment)

my doctor read it once a year to see if i need to have the cpap pressure increased.


7 posted on 07/12/2013 8:15:24 PM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: Toespi

They don’t need to do that. They can watch on the cameras they planted all around the room.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 8:15:25 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Toespi

So if the patient is in a place with no cell service for a few days the DL gets revoked? Would make it tough to drive home legally.


9 posted on 07/12/2013 8:15:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Nowhere Man

This is brand new on the market. He has been going to this doctor/clinic for years. There is no way this highly respected doctor would just make it up.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 8:17:30 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi

what’s the model? made by Respironics?


11 posted on 07/12/2013 8:17:50 PM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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Maybe this will help: http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pressure/change-cpap-pressure-settings-adjusting-your-machine-with-a-clinician-setup-manual

I think the settings are initially set by your doctor. After that....?

12 posted on 07/12/2013 8:18:19 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Toespi

Wrap the machine in tinfoil just to be on the safe side.


13 posted on 07/12/2013 8:18:49 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: DannyTN

There may be something to do that in the latest machines to prevent a Smart Meter from shutting them down. Lots of data can piggyback on a 60Hz power feed.

Before the NSA started its domestic operations, that was how the FBI and other spooks could access your computer.


14 posted on 07/12/2013 8:19:45 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: VAFreedom

Don’t know, he won’t get it until next week. But the doctor did warn him about this new insurance regulation.. We suspect it is a provision in Obamacare.


15 posted on 07/12/2013 8:21:38 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi

This is the sort of crap that will drive people away from getting treatment.

Unintended liberal consequences.


16 posted on 07/12/2013 8:22:08 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: noprogs

heh, i didn’t realize that respironics makes them with wifi now.


17 posted on 07/12/2013 8:22:13 PM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: Toespi

“Data logging records basic compliance info or detailed event logging, allowing the sleep physician (or patient) to download and analyse data recorded by the machine to verify treatment effectiveness.” - positive airway pressure wiki


18 posted on 07/12/2013 8:22:49 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Toespi

Does your husband hold a CDL, then yes, if diagnosed with sleep apnea, he has to prove effective treatment to pass the medical exam. It’s considered a public safety issue by the DOT.

Can’t blame this one on Zero though, it has been coming down the line for the last 10 years.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 8:23:00 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Toespi

Wow!

I know that the older models do record all your data. Didn’t know the new ones were sending reports to the government!

I guess that technology does exist though. For years they have used a type of contractions monitor that alerted doctors if their homebound/bed rest patients were going into premature labor.


20 posted on 07/12/2013 8:24:10 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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