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A compliant PAP patient is a happy PAP patient, and as many in the homecare industry know, reimbursement is heavily related to compliance. Two easy ways to help boost compliance rates are to ensure a proper mask fit, and replace masks, filters and tubes as often as possible. Ensuring a good fit The mask is everything. If a mask is uncomfortable, leaks or otherwise ill fitting, the patient will not use the CPAP machine. Some tips for fitting are to ensure the machine is set to the prescribed flow during fitting, as the change in pressure can change fit. Furthermore, it's wise to have the patient lie down and move in their common sleep positions. You'll be able to better anticipate any issues or problems. Masks should be snug enough to prevent leaks, but not so snug as to leave marks on the patients face. Replace Equipment Often If providers replace the masks and tubing as often as is allowed by reimbursement schedules, not only can providers earn more yearly revenue than from the CPAP machine itself, but also they can keep patients happy. Replacing equipment with new equipment when is allowed ensures the best outcomes for patients and can show them you care about their wellbeing. Check out the handy reimbursement schedule
When looking for ways to cut costs one of the easiest ways is to fill your own oxygen cylinders. Then when you realize that there are many other advantages to refilling your own oxygen cylinders it becomes a project that no DME should
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