How to Get a CPAP Machine for Free

When CPAP machines run $200, $300, even $800 a pop, it’s no surprise that many sleep apnea patients put their CPAP therapy on the back burner within the first year. It’s not that people don’t want to deal with their sleep disorders; it’s just too expensive! Our goal is to keep this from happening to you. 

In today’s blog, we’ll talk about assistance programs, health insurance, and how Aeroflow Sleep can help you get your CPAP supplies covered up to 100% through insurance.

Assistance Programs

Healthcare providers really do believe in caring for their patients. After all, it’s in the name. That’s why assistance programs partner with many physicians, offering financial solutions to those who need durable medical equipment; including APAP, BiPAP, and CPAP equipment.  Here are 3 charitable organizations available to sleep apnea patients right now:

1. The Reggie White Foundation

Who? - Reggie White was a pro football player primarily for the Green Bay Packers. He died just four years after retirement from a cardiac arrhythmia, which many believe was partly caused by his untreated sleep apnea

Dedicated to sleep education and treatment access, The Reggie White Sleep Disorders Research & Education Foundation, Inc. was created in his memory, and now you can get a new or donated CPAP machine for just $25.

How? - Simply contact them by phone or email and have proof of financial hardship ready. Requests are prioritized based on your sleep study and resulting Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI). Those with severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are defined as anyone with an AHI of 30+ per hour.

Link - http://www.reggiewhitefoundation.org/

2. SecondWind CPAP

Who? - SecondWind CPAP is the outlet of CPAP supply manufacturers. Specializing in e-commerce, they have a wide range of new and gently-used durable medical equipment, including popular models; like ResMed Airsense and Respironics Dreamstation. You can get CPAP machines, BiPAP Machines, CPAP masks, humidifiers, headgear, and more! They also offer free CPAP support from a licensed respiratory therapist with purchase.

How? - SecondWind has an inventory of over 3,000 CPAP supplies available to you. All you have to do is shop online. CPAP machines start at $95.

Link -  https://www.secondwindcpap.com/

3. American Sleep Apnea Association

Who? - The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) was established in 1990 to provide CPAP machines and supplies to low-income, uninsured, or underinsured sleep apnea patients. Now, their CPAP masks and machines are delivered right to your door via the CPAP Program; a stewardship in two parts.

How? - First, you have the CPAP Machine Donation, which accepts gently-used CPAP devices and factory-sealed supplies. Those in need receive reliable CPAP therapy and those who donate receive a tax deduction.

Then, you have the Mask Program, which sends you up to 4 masks, 4 filters, and 2 tubes for the low, low price of $100. To qualify, you must submit an application, pay the corresponding program fee, and provide a CPAP prescription.

Link - https://www.sleepapnea.org/community/cpap-assistance-program/mask-program/

Health Insurance

If you are fortunate enough to not need an assistance program but still feel encumbered by the retail price of CPAP equipment, health insurance is the tried and true way to obtain CPAP supplies. Let’s look at what 3 common forms of health insurance will cover:

Private Insurance

Who? - Plans that are offered through employers, or that can be purchased through the marketplace are generally private plans. Some of the most common private insurance companies are UHC, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, and BCBS. Each plan is different and will have varying levels of coverage for CPAP machines, masks, and supplies.

How? - Unsure of what your coverage looks like? Fill out Aeroflow Sleep’s eligibility form and let the experts help. We find the best products with the highest coverage available.

Medicaid

Who? - Medicaid is the single largest source of health coverage in the United States, covering children and low income individuals and families. Every state has its own Medicaid program, and coverage can vary from state to state; however CPAP machines, masks, and supplies are commonly covered.  

How? - Aeroflow Sleep is proud to work with almost all state Medicaid plans and can help you get the products you need at little to no cost.

Medicare

Who? - Medicare is the federally funded health plan offered to individuals 65 and older and also covers certain disabilities. Medicare part B covers CPAP machines, masks, and supplies at 80% once your deductible has been satisfied.  

How? - Once again, Aeroflow Sleep will find out where you stand and if your CPAP supplies are covered, saving you from paying costly out-of-pocket expenses whenever possible.

Aeroflow Sleep Makes Affordable CPAP Supplies Possible

Aeroflow Sleep will work with Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance companies to get you a new CPAP machine at little to no cost. All you have to do is complete our quick qualification form, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Costs may vary depending on your plan and deductible, but our service is always free. You’ll even be paired with a dedicated Sleep Specialist to help guide you through the ups and downs of CPAP therapy.

We genuinely care about your sleep health, so let us take the headache out of healthcare! Check your eligibility today and see how Aeroflow Sleep offers better sleep.

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